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What kind of doctor should i see for hemorrhoids? i am a woman and suspect i have hemorrhoids because my anus itches all the time. i've tried over-the-counter medications (tucks), and have changed my diet to make sure i am getting plenty of fiber and wate

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Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
Either : Either of these providers should be able to help you sort out what's going on. Other things that can cause anal itching are parasitic infections and, ironically, broken off hairs from too much scratching. I would suggest that you make an appointment with whichever physician can get you in sooner, and while you wait, try using some Hydrocortisone cream twice a day. Also, just in case this is an infection, be scrupulous about washing your hands after scratching, using the toilet, etc. Otherwise, you may keep the infestation going (and spread it to others) by transferring parasite eggs under your fingernails.
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Dr. Jorge Lopez-Canino
General Surgery 32 years experience
Colorectal Surgeon: I highly recommend a visit to a colorectal surgeon. Anal itching can be related to "many" medical conditions, including hemorrhoids, but it could be also related to skin conditions, diet, medications, chemical irritants... Google it: "pruritus ani" or follow this link: http://www.Fascrs.Org/patients/conditions/pruritus_ani/.
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Colorectal Surgeon: You will be best off seeking consultation with a well experienced and reputable colorectal surgeon. Best wishes.
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Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan commented
General Surgery 23 years experience
Any general surgeon should be able to do a excellent job for you.colorectal surgeon is great at it too but there so far few of them
May 19, 2013
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phananswered
General Surgery 23 years experience
Gen surgery: They are expert at doing hemorrhoid. Colorectal surgeon is great at it too. But therev are not many of them around.
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To help promote good colon health & overall health diets high in vegetables, fruits & whole grains are recommended. Red meat & processed meat consumption should be limited. Control your weight with a low sugar diet & regular exercise. Also avoid smoking & heavy alcohol use. I wish you well with your health!
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