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A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the treatment options for hemorrhoids?

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Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
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...surgery should be reserved for only the most calcitrant problems
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A 41-year-old member asked:

Which options do I have about my hemorrhoids?

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Dr. Charles Atkinson
surgery 30 years experience
Depends: Surgical vs medical. The best "medical" treatment is usually Hydrocortisone suppositories for an acute process. Chronic disease depends on whether they are internal or external or both. I personally don't believe in banding but others do. Surgery is more definitive but much more painful usually. Beware of anyone who tells you it's easy because this is one of the oldest diseases known to man.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

What are the surgical treatment options for hemorrhoids?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
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 my opinion the best. There are some newer techniques such as stapling, laser, and u/s venous ligation, but the gold standard done in the right patients is the standard surgical hemorrhoidectomy using a scalpel in my opinion.
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