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A 46-year-old female asked:

Colorectal doc said i need surgery for external hemorrhoids (also have internal ones). no bleeding or pain, just feel like need to push in muscle after bms. is surgery really nec or are there other options can be tried first?hear surgery very painful

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Most operations: involve some pain, but usually controlled well with pain meds. If you are unsure about your doctor's recommendation, you should get a second opinion.

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