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I am getting a lot of hemorrhoids Is this dangerous

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Not necessarily: Hemorrhoids aren't really dangerous, but can be very uncomfortable and may be a sign of other problems such as a poor diet (low fiber, low water, etc) ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Bleifer
65 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Get them fixed.
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Not dangerous, but annoying. Try high fiber, high fluid diet. Topical therapy can help.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
In general no: But occasionally will loose so much blood constantly then could be dangerous due to loss of blood. Do not self diagnose first make sure they are, n ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Depends on how bad: Warm sitz baths, sitting in a warm tub for 20 minutes, two or three times a day may be helpful. Over-the-counter medications may be helpful such as st ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Dr. Nina Hall answered
Specializes in General Surgery
Very rarely : hemorrhoids are veins that are located in anal canal. they may itch, burn, cause trouble with hygiene or billed. when they get very large they can c ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. Start with ensuring that you drink at least 8 - 8 ounces of water every day. You need fluid to lubricate stool. Ensure that you are getting reg ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You are already: Doing some helpful things. It is important not to make hemorrhoids worse. Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlette ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience Family Medicine
Get them done: I will assume you've tried sitz baths, stool softeners, witch hazel, preparation h, etc. See your primary care about some prescription treatment and c ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Don't force it: Internal hemorrhoids typically don't cause pain, unless they are prolapsed and thromboses. Sometimes the pain is caused by an anal fissure rather tha ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
24 years experience General Surgery
Tincture of Time: Acute flare ups are typically self-limited. If there is a thrombosed hemorrhoid this too will also go away althought you may end up with a tag of extr ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Neither: Hemorrhoids are neither serious nor dangerous but can be quite annoying. Complications include pain, prolapse and bleeding. Avoiding constipation, d ... Read More

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