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IRC Hemorrhoid
Preparation Instructions

About Infrared Coagulation:

Infrared Coagulation (IRC) is mostly performed in an office setting to treat hemorrhoids. It is well tolerated by most patients, and has limited side effects. A small probe contacts the area above the hemorrhoid, exposing the tissue to a burst of infrared light for about a second. This coagulates the veins above the hemorrhoid causing it to shrink and recede. The patient may feel a sensation of heat very briefly, but it is generally not painful. Anesthetic is usually not required.


Procedure Cancellation Notice Requirements:

  • Procedure cancellations must be made three (3) business days prior to your appointment.

  • Failure to provide the required advance notice will result in a $50 Total Cancellation Fee.

Please read all the instructions CAREFULLY!

☐  Please contact our office at 303-604-5000 if you have questions or concerns.


2 days before your exam:

☐  Purchase 1 Plain Fleet Enema from the pharmacy.

☐  If you have a tendency towards constipation, you should purchase 2 enemas.


The day of your exam:

☐  All medications may be taken as usual.

☐  1 to 1 1/2  hours before leaving home: Give yourself the first enema. Hold as long as possible, up to 20 minutes, and then expel it.

Allow yourself to rest for a few minutes. Repeat with second enema if you have a tendency towards constipation, again holding for no more than 20 minutes.


*** If you feel the prep is not working, please call our office at 303-604-5000. ***

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