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what are hemmorroids

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Veins: Enlarged veins at the surface, under the anal-rectal mucosa. These veins are a normal part of the anatomy, but can become enlarged with constipation o ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Normal : Veins to serve as fluid filled cushions designed to last a lifetime as long as you don't abuse them with diarrhea, constipation, excessive straining. ... Read More
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Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
28 years experience General Surgery
Hemmorhoids: It is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to either constipation or diarrhea. Hemorrhoids should be evaluated by a colo-rectal or ge ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Messere
21 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not sure: I have never heard of a tomy hemorrhoid. Are you certain that is the right term?
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Kopelan
24 years experience General Surgery
Perianal mass: That would be an unusual color for a hemorrhoid. While hemorrhoids are a common diagnosis, there are other conditions which could be confused for a h ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
See a doctor: This needs to be evaluated. One possibility is that it is a lesion on top of the hemorrhoid and the hemorrhoid brought your attention to it.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: On whether it is internal or external, just swollen or thrombosed, bleeding or not and whether you are sure it is a hemorrhoid and not an abscess. Bet ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
See you doctor: Removing hemorrhoids is a surgical procedure. See your doctor/surgeon.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Veins: Hemorrhoids are normal veins in the anal canal. They can become inflamed or enlarged with constipation or prolonged and repeated straining to have a b ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience General Surgery
Probably: Avoidance of straining at your bowel movements, avoiding hard stools and constipation, occasional sitz baths with epson salts and perhaps occasional s ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
No: Actually hemorrhoids ususally will go away. Remember fiber , exercise and fluids will help keep hemorrhoids away.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: External hemorrhoids are swollen tissue around the anus pink or red and soft but twender to touch. If it thomboses or clots, pain is increased and it ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Veins: Hemorrhoids are normal veins in the anal canal. They can become inflamed or enlarged with constipation or prolonged and repeated straining to have a b ... Read More
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