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how hemerroid start & how to stop or prevent it?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Diet,fluids: Hemorrhoids are present from birth but only when abused by constipation or diarrhea or excessive straining do thwey become symptomatic. Drink plenty of non alcoholic, non caffeinated fluids, eat a high fiber diet, don't read on the toilet and the hemorrhoids and you should live to a ripe old age without any significant issues.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Fiber: Constipation forces straining to deliver stool. This increases the intraabdominal venous pressure and hemorrhoidal venous plexus pressure thus causing the veins in the anus to engorge and dilate.Blood inside clots and causes a thrombosed hemorrhoid. High fiber diet increases water in stools and volume in the ampulla, this triggers defecation.High fiber helps prevent colonic diverticulae as well.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How do I get rid of an internal hemmeroid?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Dont: The only way to completely rid oneself of internal hemorrhoids permanently is with surgery. That being said avoid constipation and diarrhea and your hemorrhoids will last a lifetime.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

Options in getting rid of external hemeroid?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Antiinflammatories v: S surgery. Only two options. Response or lack thereof will dictate next move.
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A 18-year-old male asked:

How do you get rid of hemoroids quick and easy?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
By removing: If diet , local care sietz baths etc fails best way ' get rid of hemorrhoids quick and easy ' is by one of many surgical methods, first see your doctor to make sure it is hemorrhoids and decide how you want to get rid of them, and all are low risk procedures.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

How do I get rid of my hemmroids?

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Dr. John Valente
General Surgery 34 years experience
Avoid constipation: Mast people with this problem have irregular, harder than normal bowel movements. Use a daily fiber supplement and drink plenty of water to regulate your consistency. This will help. Since venous enlargement comes from straining and pressure, pregnancy/weight gain/and heavy lifting are likely to makes things worse until you get this under control.
A 48-year-old member asked:

I've tried creams, baths, etc and nothing will get rid of my hemmroid, so is it ok to pop it?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
See a doctor: Have an examination with a doctor to be sure what you have. A painful thrombosed external hemorrhoid resolves with warm bsth soaks in a few days, or see a surgeon for removal of the hemorrhoid. Do not recommend trying to "pop" it.

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