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I drive a lot and am diabetic and have had bypass surgery some 8 years ago. i get hemorrhoids often. i am reluctant to releve myself due to pain?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Get them done: I will assume you've tried sitz baths, stool softeners, witch hazel, preparation h, etc. See your primary care about some prescription treatment and consder a consult with a good colorectal surgeon if the discomfort persists. If surgery is needed and can't be done in the office, it's almost always done under light to moderate sedation rather than general anesthesia, and the risks are minimal.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Some heart medicines may increase the likelihood of hard stools. Diabetes often results in constipation by affecting the nerves of the gut. Talk to your doctor about reviewing all your medicines, and optimizing management of all your known disease states.
Feb 12, 2012
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 23 years experience
Constipation: Many bypass patients don't drink enough liquids everyday and get constipated. Make sure you are drinking 64 ounces of liquid a day and you can also take MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) too.
Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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