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Are surgery necessary to remove hemorrhoids?

Are surgery necessary to remove hemorrhoids?

Not always: There are surgical options for hemorrhoid removal, but that is not always necessary. More conservative treatments such as medicated creams, suppositories and sitz baths can sometimes assist in the shrinkage of hemorrhoids to the point where they are smaller and not bothersome. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...Read more


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How can you most effectively remove hemorrhoids, preferably without surgery?

How can you most effectively remove hemorrhoids, preferably without surgery?

Bowel regimen: Long term your best solution to hemorrhoids is bowel regimen; avoid straining/constipation. Fiber, increased fluid intake, stool softeners, probiotics and laxatives, to achieve 2 soft bowel movements per day. Okay to check in with your doc about piles/hemorrhoids. Okay to use salves and local hygiene, (shower and hairdryer the area daily). Good luck . Surgery if all else fails. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids shrink or go away on their own or is surgery required to remove them?

They may shrink : Everyone had hemorrhoid veins. When such veins become inflamed, swollen, itching, bleeding, protruding/prolapsing or thrombosed then known as hemorrhoidal disease or complicated hemorrhoids. Sitz baths, avoiding prolonged sitting or straining on toilet, excessive wiping or irritating tp, topical ointments can all relieve symptoms when mild. New pills may help (vasculera). Irc, banding & surgery. ...Read more

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What is the surgery to remove internal hemorrhoids?

Many options: Exist for internal hemorrhoids. Injections in the office and rubber band ligation in the office are simple ways to alleviate bleeding internal hemorrhoids. Using a doppler guided device to attack the blood supply (thdamerica.Com) or a stapling device are very effective for internal hemorrhoids that fall out or prolapse. ...Read more

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What are the risks of surgery to remove hemorrhoids?

What are the risks of surgery to remove hemorrhoids?

Several: Pain for a week or two after surgery. Bleeding after surgery. Stenosis (narrowing) from scarring. Infection (rarely). Recurrence of hemorrhoids in the future. ...Read more

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Why cant external Hemorrhoids be removed with out surgery?

Why cant external Hemorrhoids be removed with out surgery?

Not removed: While they cannot be removed, they can get better in terms of reduced size and symptoms. This can be done with of a variety of medications in cream and suppository forms, as well as managing bowel habits and the use of soaking in water with or without medication in it. Consider a consultation with a colorectal surgeon or your primary care to find out what's best for you. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can external hemorrhoids be removed completely without surgery?

Can external hemorrhoids be removed completely without surgery?

No.: External hemorrhoids are covered by " anoderm", which is the skin like tissue in the anal region. The anoderm is innervated by a lot of pain fibers; therefore, when external hemorrhoids cause pain, they cannot be removed by rubber banding, like their internal counterpart. On the other hand, if treated conservatively, the pain from (thrombosed) ext. Hem. Will resolve w/o surgery most of the time. ...Read more

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