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A 41-year-old member asked:

How can i best take care of bleeding hemorrhoids?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Time works but...: Depends on what you have already tried. The first things are conservative including infcreasing fluid and fiber in diet to ensure that you bms are soft, losing weight, limiting the time sitting on the toilet. Flare ups are then treated with creams, ointments. If still a problem you could try banding and finally excision/ligatiom. Surgery is really the only definitive treatment for this.
Dr. Leonard Metildi
General Surgery 46 years experience
Fiber supplement: It depends on the extent of your hemorrhoids which surgical treatment is best. However, most symptoms can be controlled by taking fiber supplements such as metamucil.

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