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Can external hemorrhoids be removed completely without surgery

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
No.: External hemorrhoids are covered by " anoderm", which is the skin like tissue in the anal region. The anoderm is innervated by a lot of pain fibers; ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
29 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: External hemorrhoid removal is surgical.

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A female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Not removed: While they cannot be removed, they can get better in terms of reduced size and symptoms. This can be done with of a variety of medications in cream an ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Should dissolve: In my hemorrhoid patients I used sutures that dissolve in 30-40 days and didn't need to be removed. Removing rectal stitches is like chasing a wild ca ... Read More
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Dr. Arie Pelta
20 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Stitches : stitches not removed dissolve on own
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carolyn Messere
22 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes, possibly: The definition of grade 3 is that you have internal hemorrhoids that prolapse out, but will go back in if you push on them. Sometimes, grade 3 hemor ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
24 years experience General Surgery
No surgery : If it doesn't bother u leave it alone . If flairs up, operate.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
In general: it is best to obtain this type of guidance from medical providers who have examined you and know your history. The providers on HealhTap basic are her ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
49 years experience Thoracic Surgery
It depends: Have you abstained from sex long enough to allow your hemorrhoids time to heal? Surgery is an option but even then you would have to abstain in order ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Most operations: involve some pain, but usually controlled well with pain meds. If you are unsure about your doctor's recommendation, you should get a second opinion.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
23 years experience General Surgery
Yes: It is a very common procedure, usually done as an outpatient.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
7-10days: But ask your surgeon. The bleeding shouldn't last long but the pain may last a little longer. Make sure you eat a high fibre diet and take a regular s ... Read More
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