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Are internal hemorrhoids curable?

Are internal hemorrhoids curable?

Yes: The gold standard of a formal complete hemorrhoidectomy will remove all the internal hemorrhoids and at least disrupt the plexus of external hemorrhoids. Properly performed, this should reult in no significant future hemorrhoid issues. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Enlargement or distension of the veins lining the anal canal, which can ...Read more


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Are internal hemorrhoids curable or simply temporarily treatable?

Are internal hemorrhoids curable or simply temporarily treatable?

Depends: You may be able to avoid irritating the internal hemorrhoids and thus may allow them to be less bothersome, but they may not go away completely. Drink plenty of liquids, eat high river foods, take fiber supplements like metamucil, avoid constipation and straining or sitting too long at the toilet. ...Read more

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What are internal hemorrhoids?

What are internal hemorrhoids?

Normal veins: Everybody is born with normal hemorrhoidal veins that serve as a vascular cushion for stool passage. They cause problems when people abuse them with poor diet, poor fluids, excessive straining, constipation or diarrhea. They should last a lifetime if you treat them properly. ...Read more

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What are external hemorrhoids?

What are external hemorrhoids?

Normal venous struct: External hemorrhoids are veins under the skin surrounding the external portion of the anus. They are covered with skin or epidermis. Internal hemorrhoids are internal or external if the have prolapsed but are covered by mucosa and not epidermis. ...Read more

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Can internal hemmoroids be caused by an undetected gluten intolerance? They are stage 2 internal hemmoroids.

Can internal hemmoroids be caused by an undetected gluten intolerance? They are stage 2 internal hemmoroids.

No: I have not heard or read anything about gluten allergies causing internal hemmorhoids. People with gluten allergy typically have problems with nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pains created by inflammation to the small intestine. ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids just inside the anal canal considered external hemorrhoids?

Are hemorrhoids just inside the anal canal considered external hemorrhoids?

Pain: External hemorrhoids are painful. These are hemorrhoids near nerves and you'll know you have them from pain and irritation. Painless hemorrhoids are usually internal but may prolapse and you notice them when cleaning. Either one can affect your life. If so see your doctor for a referral to a colo-rectal surgeon. Improve your quality of life. ...Read more

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Which are more painful internal or external hemorrhoids?

Which are more painful internal or external hemorrhoids?

External hemorrhoids: External hemorrhoids, based on location and the kind of nerves affected, are more painful. This is by definition. ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids typically itchy?

Are hemorrhoids typically itchy?

Usually not: Itching associated with hemorrhoids is usually do to caffeine excess, which by itself can cause hemorrhoid problems due to its diuretic effect and contribution to copnstipation. ...Read more

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Are proctologists specialized surgeons that only treat hemorrhoids?

Are proctologists specialized surgeons that only treat hemorrhoids?

Not at all!: Most physicians can treat hemorrhoids medically - usually use of supplemental fiber in your diet will cure most symptoms. If this fails, then office techniques can be used. These techniques usually fall under the purview of general surgeons and colorectal surgeons. Some colorectal surgeons who only deal with rectal issues call themselves proctologists. ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids painful?

Maybe: External hemorrhoids usually hurt and occassionally bleed, internal hemorrhoids usually bleed without pain unless they prolapse to the outside. Prolapsed internal hemorrhoids are not external hemorrhoids and are treated differently than true external hemorrhoids. Bleeding and pain is often a fissure. Get a colon and rectal surgeon to evaluate it properly. ...Read more

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How are hemorrhoids generally treated?

How are hemorrhoids generally treated?

Soak: Sitz baths (soaking in warm water) and ice can both help shrink hemorrhoids temporarily. Avoid pushing or straining when you have a bowel movement. Increase fiber and fluid intake. Don't use a donut pillow - this can actually aggravate hemorrhoids. Wipe gently and avoid irritating the hemorrhoids. Wipes can be irritating. An oily cleanser like balneol can be helpful. See doctor if no improvement. ...Read more

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How are fistulas different from hemorrhoids?

How are fistulas different from hemorrhoids?

Not similar: Fistula is a tunnel caused by infection and not normal. Hemorrhoids are cushions that are part of normal anatomy that everyone has. ...Read more

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How common are hemorrhoids?

How common are hemorrhoids?

Very: Hemorrhoids are normal veins that everyone is born with. When they are symptomatic it is usually related to excessive straining, constipation, chronic diarrhea. Low fiber diets, excessive caffeine and our rushed lifestyles can contribute to making them symptomatic. ...Read more

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What are the symptomatic differences between anal cancer and anal fissures. Or are there any?

What are the symptomatic differences between anal cancer and anal fissures. Or are there any?

Why do you ask?: Please forgive my frankness. Don't try to make the distinction yourself. A suspicion of either is sufficient reason to see your personal physician without delay. A fissure tends to be painful while a cancer tends to produce a mass that will be less painful early-on, but this is unreliable. You need to be seen. Best wishes. ...Read more

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For people with hemorrhoids, do hemorrhoids generally bulge through the anus?

For people with hemorrhoids, do hemorrhoids generally bulge through the anus?

Possibly: Externals will bulge around the edge of the anus and are covered with skin. Internal can prolapse or protrude to the outside but are covered with mucosa similar to the inside of your cheek. If you have somnething protruding, get it checked by an expert before assuming it is hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Can internal piles be hard?

Can internal piles be hard?

If thrombosed, but: ...are you sure they're hemorrhoids? Best to get checked please. ...Read more

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Haemorrhoids only external can be classificated in grades as internal?

Haemorrhoids only external  can be classificated in grades as internal?

No: externals are not classified by grade. They are classified only as to whether they are thrombosed(clotted) or painful, swollen or bleeding. ...Read more

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accumulation of fluid at the opening at the end ...Read more