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A 34-year-old member asked:

Will i need to get my hemorrhoids surgically treated?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
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.
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 24 years experience
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.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Will i need to worry about my hemorrhoid?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
General Surgery 29 years experience
Hemmorhoids: It is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to either constipation or diarrhea. Hemorrhoid should at some point be evaluated by a colo-rectal or general surgeon you will require dietary, bathroom habit modifications and sometimes office based procedures if medical management is ineffective.

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