Infrared Coagulation is a non-surgical procedure used to treat internal hemorrhoids. In this the doctor uses a device that creates an intense beam of infrared light. Heat created by the infrared light causes scar tissue, which cuts off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid. Infrared Coagulation is known as a fixative treatment, and is similar to other fixative treatments like Rubber Band Ligation and Sclerotherapy, in that its objective is to reduce Hemorrhoid symptoms by eliminating Hemorrhoids through obstruction of blood-flow to the affected region. Individuals can suffer from a variety of Hemorrhoids, each case presenting its own symptoms and necessitating different courses of treatment. Also used for stoppage of bleeding.