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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Many choices: If you are not better with store shelf products, it's time to visit your doctor. You need to be sure that it is hemorrhoid and not a polyp or tumor t ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
37 years experience General Surgery
Hemorrhoid Treatment: Many cases of hemorrhoids can be treated with ointments and/or suppositories and stool softeners, without the need for surgery. Any type physician can ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: A good high fiber diet and plenty of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids taken consistently and compensation for increased activity and certain meds ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Variable: It depends on size and location of the hemorrhoids. Internal banding in the office for smaller internal hemorrhoids. Surgical options are hemorrhoid r ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Two ways: Non surgical: most hemorrhoids can be treated with simple changes to diet and bowel habits. Fixative procedures include tying off the hemorrhoids w ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Denk
19 years experience General Surgery
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): The first line treatment for hemorrhoids is actually making sure that no hard stools are passing by the swollen hemorrhoidal tissue and causing more t ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amir Bastawrous
32 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Start with fiber: Fiber supplements will bulk the stool which can stretch the spastic internal sphincter that is the cause of fissure pan. Sitz baths also sooth the mus ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olaf Johansen
35 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Time : Most fissures heal with time, keeping bowel movements soft with high fiber and fluids, if persist, recur or pain severe see your doctor or a colon and ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Hemorroids: Exam under anesthesia, the first part of rectal surgery when non-operative care isn't working. While you are comfortable under ga your surgeon examine ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Varies: Depending on the grade of your problem, different treatment options are offered. In general, an optimal balance of fiber and hydration is needed to s ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Different: Different conditions, different treatments. Hemorroihd veins observed and treated by avoiding constipation or straining, or surgical removal of the ve ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
24 years experience Urogynecology
Several: Anal surgery, vaginal surgery, laparoscopic and abdominal. I presented a vaginal technique last year at augs. The others are have varying degrees of ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience Urology
Excision: Thrombosed external hemorrhoids are painful.They resolve in a couple of weeks.If pain is unbearable they can be excised(removed).Rubber band ligation ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: The gold standard of a formal complete hemorrhoidectomy will remove all the internal hemorrhoids and at least disrupt the plexus of external hemorrhoi ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Many do: Pediatricians see many kids with bm difficulties and are very knowledgeable with management of perianal problems. They will make the appropriate refe ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Part of Treatment: Anal fissures are usually related to passing hard constipated stool or other trauma to the anal canal. Keeping your stools soft with fiber (metamucil) ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Several: For 2nd and 3rd degree, rubber banding for internals is an option in select patients. For3rd and 4th degree internals, standard hemorrhoidectomy is in ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
24 years experience General Surgery
Medical: Do not strain with bowel movements. Use a stool softener and have a bm everyday. Do not use toilet paper but use baby wipes.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
50 years experience General Surgery
Non surgical care: almost all of these problems can be solved without surgery...internal (bleeding) can be controlled by diet...external can be treated with diet alone.. ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: There are more than 90 homeopathic remedies known to help anal fissures. Differentiating which is best for you requires a personal consultation with ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
Home treatment: For most hemorrhoids, home treatment is all you need. This includes slowly adding fiber to your meals, drinking more water, and using over-the-counter ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Anal fissures no fun: Anal fissures are like paper-cuts in the anus. They can bleed, hurt, & recur, particularly with defecation & any other activity that increases pelvic ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience General Surgery
Wait: Most hemorrhoids are self limited and do not need anything more than some symptom relief. They are a result of constipation, though. Long term you wi ... Read More
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