A 41-year-old female asked:
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i have very large and bleeding hemorrhoids since my 3rd child was born. is surgery my only option?

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Dr. Wayne Wolf
19 years experience General Surgery
Hemorrhoids: There are several treatment options for hemorrhoids. You can use topical medications to help shrink them down. You can try rubber bands, sclerotherapy, or infrared coagulation. A hemorrhoidopexy can staple the hemorrhoids on the inside and make them go away. Usually surgical excision is reserved for extreme cases. Best to see a surgeon for further evaluation.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
See below: Some hemorrhoids can be treated with compounds such as preparation-h. If the hemorrhoids become lotted (very firm) surgery may be the only option. Talk to your surgeon about possible options for you.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015
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Dr. Bachar Al-Alami
35 years experience ADHD and Autism
No need for surgery;Except in the case of thrombosis, external hemorrhoids do not usually require minimally invasive or surgical therapy. Patients seen within 72 hours of thrombosis may benefit from surgical evacuation for pain relief [4]. However, after 48 hours, organization of the thrombus and amelioration of symptoms generally obviates the need for surgical evacuation
Sep 14, 2013

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