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i had 3grade external hemorrhoids .is it possible to cure without surgery?

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Dr. Carolyn Messere
Colon and Rectal Surgery 22 years experience
Yes, possibly: The definition of grade 3 is that you have internal hemorrhoids that prolapse out, but will go back in if you push on them. Sometimes, grade 3 hemorrhoids will respond to rubber banding or injection. It is not guaranteed and may take multiple procedures. Consult an expert. Start first, though, with Sitz baths in epsom salt and reduce straining and long times on the toilet. Increase fiber/water.

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