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How likely will I get complications from hemorrhoids that lead to surrounding tissue death?

How likely will I get complications from hemorrhoids that lead to surrounding tissue death?

Not likely: If they get large and prolapse they can be very painful and lead to issues like tissue death. But for most they are a bother. See a surgeon who specializes in them and discuss. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more


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What is hemorrhoids?

What is hemorrhoids?

Hemmorhoids: It is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to either constipation or diarrhea.
Hemorrhoids should be evaluated by a colo-rectal or general surgeon

you will require dietary, bathroom habit modifications and sometimes office based procedures if medical management is ineffective. ...Read more

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What is hemorrhoids?

A hemi is like a -: -like a varicose vein but is located in the rectum. They can B internal, meaning they R not visible from the outside, or external which can B seen protruding from the rectum. They can clot & B very painful, or U may notice blood in Ur stool. If there is concern C Ur PCP 4eval. ...Read more

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What causes hemorrhoids?

What causes hemorrhoids?

Piles: Aging, obesity, pregnancy, chronic constipation or diarrhea, excessive use of enemas or laxatives, straining during bowel movements, and spending too much time on the toilet are considered contributing factors. Heredity may also play a part in some cases. There is no reason to believe that hemorrhoids are caused by jobs requiring, for instance, heavy lifting or long hours of sitting, although >>. ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids painful?

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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What causes hemorrhoids?

What causes hemorrhoids?

Pressure.: Too much pressure on the veins in the pelvic and rectal area causes hemorrhoids. Normally, tissue inside the anus fills with blood to help control bowel movements. If you strain to move stool, the increased pressure causes the veins in this tissue to swell and stretch. This can cause hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids often develop in people with constipation, those who are overweight, or during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Medicene of hemorrhoids?

Medicene of hemorrhoids?

Things to do: It is important not to make hemorrhoids worse. Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the anus. Don’t wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps that contain dyes or aromas. Cotton underwear is helpful as it absorbs moisture well.
Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to >. ...Read more

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What causes hemorrhoids?

What causes hemorrhoids?

excessive pressure: Hemorrhoids are varicose veins of the anal area. Varicose veins are stretched veins caused by higher than normal pressure. Hemorrhoids are usually caused by chronic straining with bowel movements. They are also commonly seen in pregnant women close to delivery because the uterus tends to back up flow in the veins from the anal area. ...Read more

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What causes hemorrhoids?

Straining: Several things can influence hemorrhoids.
Straining at stools with constipation and diarrhea, pregnancy, delivery, weight lifting.
One other cause common with men more than women is spending excess time on the toilet. ...Read more

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Is hemorrhoid contagious?

Is hemorrhoid contagious?

Hemorrhoids: Are swollen or inflammed veins in the lower rectum or anus. There are various causes including excessive straining. They are not contagious at all. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids be white?

Can hemorrhoids be white?

No: Hemorrhoids are engorged blood vessels very superficial under the skin. They tend to be purplish or reddish. If they thrombose (clot) they can turn dark almost black. ...Read more

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Why do hemorrhoids spread?

Why do hemorrhoids spread?

They really don't: But the same reason that causes some veins to dilate, could affect more veins in that same region. ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids light pink?

It could be: A hemorrhoid is a enlarged vein at the anus or in the lower rectum. Internal hemorrhoids are deep to the anus. External hemorrhoids are outside of the anus. A hemorrhoid is a bump that can cause pain, bleeding and may be itchy. ...Read more

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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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How do I treat hemorrhoids?

How do I treat hemorrhoids?

Maybe not hemorrhoid: Are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Pain +/- pruritis (itching) from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.), prctalgia fugax. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's), circumstances, please seek evaluation to be certain. ...Read more

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How are hemorrhoids treated?

How are hemorrhoids treated?

Home treatment: For most hemorrhoids, home treatment is all you need. This includes slowly adding fiber to your meals, drinking more water, and using over-the-counter ointments for a limited time to stop itching. You also may use stool softeners. Surgery to remove hemorrhoids is generally reserved for when medical treatments fail, or if complications occur. ...Read more

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How can I treat hemorrhoids?

Conservative mgmt: Conservative management (non surgical) includes things like: sitz baths 2x/day, balneol lotion, wet wipes, calmol 4 rectal suppositories 2x/d-all for 7-10 days. Avoid constipation, use a stool softener if needed, avoid spicy foods (if it burns on the way in, it burns on the way out), coffee, alcohol, tobacco.
Frequent, ongoing, or recurr symptoms, e.g. Pain, bleeding, lump- see colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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How long do hemorrhoids last?

H veins vs. 'rrhoids: Hemorrhoidal veins are normal. But most people use the term hemorrhoids to indicate they've got problem (s). Some problems wax and wane; others need therapy (topical meds to coagulation, banding or surgery). ...Read more

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How to treay the hemorrhoids?

How to treay the hemorrhoids?

Ok: But local pressure, reduce hemorrhoids to anal canal, suppositories to reduce inflammation
proper bowel habits
etc
may need surgery
have a plan.
Serious anemia can happen. ...Read more

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What exactly are hemorrhoids?

Swollen anal vein: There are veins in the anus called the hemorrhoidal veins. When they swell they can develop a clot. The clot causes pain and makes it hard for the vein to shrink back to its baseline size. The swollen clotted anal veins are hemorrhoids. They usually occur with straining such as constipation, heavy lifting, breath holding and child birth. ...Read more

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How do you repair hemorrhoids?

Several alternatives: There are many different ways to repair hemorrhoids depending on their location (internal or external) and their severity. For small internal hemorrhoids, placing a rubber band on them may be all that is required. Larger hemorrhoids, especially if they prolapse outside the anus may require removal of the hemorrhoids (which are just large veins) ANS sutures. ...Read more

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How to eliminate hemorrhoids?

Rarely need to.: First, see your doctor to make sure your problem really is hemorrhoids. Serious problems are frequently blamed on "hemorrhoids". Hemorrhoids can usually be treated medically by avoiding constipation and avoiding straning with a bowel movement. If pain/itching present, try soaking in tub. If not better they can be removed by different methods (band ligation or surgery) but I rarely recommend these. ...Read more

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How can I heal the hemorrhoids?

How can I heal the hemorrhoids?

Regular soft BM's: Most problems with hemorrhoids will heal with time (usually 6 weeks) I recommend: regular bm's-may need stool softeners/fiber, warm baths or soaks several times per day, good hygiene-tucks, over the counter ointments for short time frames, Hydrocortisone ointments ocassionally. ...Read more

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How do I eliminate hemorrhoids?

How do I eliminate hemorrhoids?

Care of hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are a dilation and swelling of the expandable tissue around the rectal opening. Non operative treatment includes a bowel regimen (fiber, stool softeners, laxatives to goal of 2 soft bowel movements daily) local salves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungals) and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). Surgery only if above fails. ...Read more

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How can you shrink hemorrhoids?

Depends: Minor hemorrhoids can be "shrunk" with proper diet and fluids, avoiding caffeine excess, and correcting diarrhea or constipation issues. ...Read more

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How can I treat my hemorrhoids?

How can I treat my hemorrhoids?

Various: Numbing cream may help. Surgery may be needed. Proper diet may reduce their incidence. Spending less time on the toilet may also help. Less straining helps. ...Read more

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I'd like to remove hemorrhoids?

See doctor: Removing hemorrhoids is not a do it yourself issue. Please consult a doctor for proper treatment.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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What does hemorrhoid bleed like?

What does hemorrhoid bleed like?

Bright red bleed: Initial stages, painless, mass less bright bleeding, soils the tissue with blood, later stages associated with pain and inability to push them back into rectum (non reducible). Any rectal bleed first consideration is cancer must see your physician. ...Read more

Anal Swelling (Definition)

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