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Can rubber band ligation be used for both internal and external hemorrhoids?

Can rubber band ligation be used for both internal and external hemorrhoids?

No: Rubber band ligation is use for internal hemmorrhoid. If use for external hemmorhoid it cause lot of unneccessary pain for the patient in general. ...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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Is it possible for rubber band ligation to be used for external hemorrhoids?

Is it possible for rubber band ligation to be used for external hemorrhoids?

No: Internal hemorrhoids do not have pain fibers like the skin does overlying the external ones. It will cause excruciating pain. It will like getting sharply pinched constantly around ur anus 24/7. Healing may also differ as it may cause spasm on internal sphincter that can add to prolong pain. ...Read more

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Good evening, i have a large internal and external hemorrhoids and sking tags. (for 7 years...). Would it be possible for rubber band ligation?

Good evening, 
i have a large internal and external hemorrhoids and sking tags. (for 7 years...). Would it be possible for rubber band ligation?

Partly: Rubber band ligation is for treatment of internal hemorrhoids only. External hemorrhoids and skin tags are too sensitive for rubber banding to be tolerable. These need to be excised if necessary, but may be left alone if not painful. ...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 external hemorrhoids get bigger?

Can external hemorrhoids get bigger?

Yes: Hemorrhoids ate veins under the skin in the anal area. They become enlarged or irritated with constipation & sitting at the toilet straining too long. The veins can continue to enlarge with repeated irritation from constipation. Dink more water, eat more fiber (fruits & vegetables, metamucil). ...Read more

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Can external hemorrhoids be removed?

Can external hemorrhoids be removed?

Yes: It is a very common procedure, usually done as an outpatient. ...Read more

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Do external hemorrhoids cause an odor?

Do external hemorrhoids cause an odor?

No: No they usually don't unless you have difficulty cleaning and there is residual stool that remains on the external hemorrhoid after each bm. I would recommend sitz baths after bms if you note an odor. If there continues to be an odor you may have a perianal abscess which would be accompanied by pain and pus drainage. For this you need to go to the er for treatment. ...Read more

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How can you treat external hemorrhoids?

How can you treat external hemorrhoids?

No: You can never remove all of the external hemorrhoids even with surgery. What most people think are external hemorrhoids are actually residual benign skin tags from prior hemorrhoidal flares. I personally do not recommend witch hazel ever, as many people will develop a sensitivity reaction, like an allergic reaction, to it after repeated use. ...Read more

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What should I do about external hemorrhoids?

What should I do about external hemorrhoids?

Various ways: Most heal by themselves, but may require numbing cream, diet modification, less straining, less time sitting on toilet or even surgery. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hemorrhoids/basics/definition/con-20029852 ...Read more

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How long do external hemorrhoids take to heal?

How long do external hemorrhoids take to heal?

How'd you get them?: "healing" depends on whether the original cause for hemorrhoids persists. Have you been straining at stool, have rectal dysfunction, perform an activity that increases pelvic engorgement with blood or increases pelvic pressure (heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, etc.)? Have your hemorrhoids been surgically or medically managed (& with otc or prescription drugs)? Too many variables here to know... ...Read more