Tying the arteries

A doctor can tie the arteries that supply blood to your haemorrhoids. This operation may relieve your symptoms. But we need more research to find out how well it works.

We only found one small study.[1] It showed that tying the arteries worked just as well as an operation to cut away haemorrhoids. More than 8 in 10 people were still free of their haemorrhoids a year later.

People who'd had their arteries tied didn't need to stay in hospital as long as people who'd had their haemorrhoids cut off (a haemorrhoidectomy).[1] People who'd had their arteries tied also had fewer complications. In one study, about 1 in 10 people had a problem after their arteries were tied.[1] But 5 in 10 people had a problem after an operation to cut away their haemorrhoids.

Last updated: Jul 31, 2014