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A 28-year-old female asked:

what do i need for hemorrhoids !?

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Time works but...: Depends on what you have already tried. The first things are conservative including increasing 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/ligation. Surgery is the last, definitive treatment for this.
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Hemorrhoids: Diet and laxative to keep your stool soft. Suppositories to use after bowel movements such as annusol or protosedyl . Keep the area clean by showering. All the best. This should help.

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Can you explain what hemorrhoids are?

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How can you shrink hemorrhoids?

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Depends: Minor hemorrhoids can be "shrunk" with proper diet and fluids, avoiding caffeine excess, and correcting diarrhea or constipation issues.
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Will i need to get my hemorrhoids surgically treated?

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of hemorrhoids?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
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Piles: Hemorrhoids may cause a feeling of lumps in the anal area, may itch, cause mucus or bleeding in the anal area and if a clot occurs they become very painful and need clot removal. Many hemorrhoids cause no symptoms however.
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A 34-year-old male asked:

What doctor do I need to go see if I have a chronic hemorrhoids?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
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If they are: PAINFUL or are BLEEDING ....a visit is advised....HOWEVER discuss with your GP since the REASON for the chronicity of the hemorrhoids should be discussed! Hope this is helpful Dr Z

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