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A 24-year-old male asked:

i have hemorrhoids anal fissures gastroenterologist gave me ointment symptoms keep returning do i get surgery? i have soft stool have appt wednesday

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Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Wait for appointment: Conservative treatment is usually preferred for these issues as there is no guarantee that surgery will make everything rosy. I'd wait to see what your GI doctor says on Weds.

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