A 34-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

will i need to get my hemorrhoids surgically treated?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Majority of: Folks do not need hemorrhoid surgery provided you take care of them with a high fiber diet and plenty of fluids, avoiding caffeine and alcohol and not reading on the toilet.
Answered on Jul 10, 2013
3
3 thanks
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
Quality of life: You have hemorrhoids. You are wondering if surgery would help. You quality of life is important. Talk to your surgeon. If you are finding hemorrhoids are interfering with your quality of life then get surgery. If you feel they are not then continue to manage them. Most patients describe relief after hemorrhoids are treated. They can recursive don't forget.
Answered on Aug 15, 2013

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
50 years experience General Surgery
Get evaluated: 90% of the patients who self-diagnose hemorrhoids don't have them. It all depends on the symptoms and the grade of he problem. If some tissue comes ... Read More
10
10 thanks
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience General Surgery
Wait: And be sure to use stool softeners etc to avoid constipation. The hemorrhoidal tissue will still be there, but it will shrink to a smaller scarred ve ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
34 years experience General Surgery
Lifestyle changes: Increase fiber (raw fruits ; vegetables, dried fruit, beans, bran, etc.) ; fluid intake. Get moderate exercise. Go to the bathroom when you feel the u ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Hemorrhoids or not?: Are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Bleeding from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammator ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month