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A 30-year-old male asked:

do there exist procedures where a surgeon actually removes or kills the vein associated with an external hemorrhoid?

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Dr. Orestes Pablos
General Surgery 61 years experience
Depends: External hemorrhoids rarely need surgery except when thrombosis of the hemorrhoid happens. The treatment is excision, if you have many the surgeon could consider excision more an cosmetic indication than medical indication.

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