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what is a hemmroid

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience General Surgery
Increased pressure. : This is caused by increased intra-abdominal pressure ( from constipation, straining, lifting, pregnancy etc.). Treatment is high fiber diet, lots of w ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Many: Topical agents for external hemorrhoids, suppositories for internal hemorrhoids, or surgery/banding if not successful.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Protrusion from anus: An external hemorrhoid will present as a purplish protrusion from the anus. It may be very painful. It can be the size of one's tumb or smaller. Us ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: Depends on the location and the grade. Can range from painless bleeding to bleedingless pain and everything in between. You can have a protrusio ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Older terminology: The more current terminology is colorectal surgeon, as they deal with all aspects of colon and rectal diseases including hemorrhoids, diverticular dis ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Khan
22 years experience General Practice
Groove: In the medical sciences, fissure is a elongated grrove which separates the body tissues. Some body parts also contain fissures which means the cleft ... Read More
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A 43-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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Look inside colon: You are sedated (very sleepy, but still breathing on your own). The endoscopist places an instrument through your anus and then passes it into the co ... Read More
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A 39-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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Usually painful: Hemorrhoid surgery is often a day surgery procedure. It is usually painful for several days after as the area is healing. There may be some mild bleed ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
A type of hernia: A cystocele occurs when the wall between a woman's bladder and her vagina weakens and allows the bladder to droop into the vagina. This condition may ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
None: Piles are an old terminology used by non medical people and many doctors from years ago.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Terminology issues: The lower colon forms from tissue that develops an inner tube.It grows on the inside down to where the anal opening should be. As the internal tissue ... Read More
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Abnl heart rhythm: Afib is short for atrial fibrillation which is an abnormal heart rhythm where your heart speeds & slows down on its own without any good reason. It c ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
A simple test: After appropriate colon preparation at home, arrive at the endoscopy center, change into a gown & IV is inserted. Once in the procedure room, final co ... Read More
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Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal canal. This common problem can be painful, but it's usually not serious. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-dis ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Rectum falls out: The entire rectum loosens and protrudes through the anus. I looks like a cauliflower hanging out of your anus. This requires surgical repair by a gene ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
An artery is a high: Pressure vessel carrying oxygenated blood. A vein is a low pressure vessel carrying deoxygenated blood back to the heart . A capillary is a small vess ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Moesinger
28 years experience General Surgery
Proctofoam: Over the counter medicines--anusol hc. Prescription medicines--nitropaste and a new formula of nitropaste called rectiv. Proctofoam hc also works ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Surgery : A hysterectomy is a surgery where one has the uterus removed.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Botelho
43 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: This resource will help you understand the treatment of external and internal hemorrhoids. Cut and paste http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/19 ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Abnormal Connection: An abnormal connection between to organs or vessels. Example: entero-cutaneous fistula- an connection between the bowel and the skin. These are typica ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Anal Fissure: Fissure means tear or split. A hemorrhoid is a swelling blood clot in a rectal vein.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Abnl connection: Abnormal connection between organs (ie intestine) and other organs or vessels.

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