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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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Can you get hemorrhoids from flying on a plane? Does the elevation have an effect on them or is just from sitting? A friend said she got a hemorrhoid from riding on a plane.

Can you get hemorrhoids from flying on a plane? Does the elevation have an effect on them or is just from sitting? A friend said she got a hemorrhoid from riding on a plane.

Airplane travel: By itself does not cause hemorrhoids. But air travel can cause severe dehydration, leading to constipation at conclusion of flight and thus straining and a flare of hemorrhoids. You lose 20 ounces of fluids per hour of air travel just sleeping on the plane. I recommend drinkingat least 20 ounces every hour of air travel and must be caffeine free/alcohol free fluids, to avoid constipation. ...Read more

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How can I get hemorrhoids to go away?

How can I get hemorrhoids to go away?

Tincture of Time: Acute flare ups are typically self-limited. If there is a thrombosed hemorrhoid this too will also go away althought you may end up with a tag of extra tissue. Repeated flare ups can lead to a prominence of extra hemorrhoidal tissue that will not go away and may need surgical intervention. Avoid constipation and use good bowel habits. No reading on the toilet. ...Read more

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Can i still get hemorrhoids after a hemorrhoidectmy?

Can i still get hemorrhoids after a hemorrhoidectmy?

Yes: Hemorrhoidal tissue is normal for everyone. U can not remove all of it as it will cause severe structure. Then u can't have a vowel movement. Best thing is to avoid constipation. ...Read more

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How did my sister get hemorrhoids and how can she treat them?

How did my sister get hemorrhoids and how can she treat them?

Normal anatomy: Hemorrhoid veins are normal anatomy at the anal opening. These normal veins can develop enlargement or irritation from constipation & straining at the toilet. Avoid constipation & straining at the toilet. Eat high fiber foods, take metamucil. See a surgeon if there is persistent pain or bleeding. ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids normal? Does everybody get them at some point?

Are hemorrhoids normal? Does everybody get them at some point?

Hemorrhoid causes: Not everyone get hemorrhoids. They can happen with increased venous pressure, straining, lifting, coughing. They don't impact your long term health, but they cause a lot of distress. Okay to check in with your doc for advise and exam. ...Read more

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Is there a quick and easy way to get relief from my hemorrhoids?

Is there a quick and easy way to get relief from my hemorrhoids?

Ice/heat & topical: Alternate ice and heat the first 24 hours, then heat only--sit in tub of moderately hot water. Apply topical medication containing cortisone. Anti-inflammatory meds (ibuprofen, etc.) will help with the pain & swelling. ...Read more

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How to get rid of hemorrhoid pain?

Pain: From hemorrhoids is usually due to an external hemorrhoid issue. If they are just swollen, bed rest for 24-48 hours and warm tub soaks work best. If it is thrombosed or clotted, seeing a colorectal surgeon to incise and drain will get the most prompt response. Be sure your pain is not due to an anal fissure as that is sometimes present and needs different treatment. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hemorrhoid????

How do I get rid of hemorrhoid????

Start with an exam: The place to start is with an examination by a general or colorectal surgeon. That doctor will be able to assess if you (a) have hemorrhoids and (b) need treatment. All human beings have normal hemorrhoidal cushions in their lower rectum and anus. Once you have been examined, the surgeon can give you a treatment plan. This plan may include surgery. ...Read more

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