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what happens if you don t treat hemorrhoids

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Depends: You may be able to avoid irritating the internal hemorrhoids and thus may allow them to be less bothersome, but they may not go away completely. Drin ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marx
48 years experience Pain Management
See your Dr.: Multiple minimally invasive treatments are available. Ask your doctor. Chronic hemorrhoids can be associated with other colon conditions like colon ... Read More
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
See a doctor: You may need to control constipation and see a colorectal surgeon for possible surgical treatment.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Options: 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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olaf Johansen
36 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: Depends on symptoms, the anatomy of the hemorrhoids, how long you had them, what measures tried etc, best bet is to see a colon and rectal surgery or ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Probably NOT: Diosmin has some mild vasoconstictor properties to help veins shrink-the effect is temporary. and NOT a good long term solution
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Internal: hemorrhoids tend to "take care of themselves" and resolve! Hope this helps! Dr Z
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Maybe not hemorrhoid: Are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Pain +/- pruritis (itching) from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to inf ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
17 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 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Diet and fluids: In general eating a high fiber diet and more importantly, drinking 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluid per day, more if excercising ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
22 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Various: Numbing cream may help. Surgery may be needed. Proper diet may reduce their incidence. Spending less time on the toilet may also help. Less straining ... Read More
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