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Do You Need Hemorrhoid Surgery Every Time You Have A Hemorrhoid
No: Typically this would mean your whole colon and rectum have been removed and a pouch made from the small bowel (j-pouch) is connected to your anal canal. No colon, no colonoscopy. You may need a pouchoscopy to evaluate the pouch, very distal rectum and anal canal. Same scope, looking at different things. Your surgeon should know when and if this needs to be performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemorrhoid surgery is a procedure done to treat enlarged hemorrhoids. There are several variations, depending on the type of hemorrhoids you have, their size, and your doctor's expertise in a particular procedure. Most are done as an outpatient. While the biggest complaint is pain following surgery, newer procedures are able to minimize discomfort and ...Read more
Do you really need to treat internal hemorrhoid with canasa if you don't have bleeding or symptoms. Just small anal fissure.?
Anal fissure: Your anal fissure will need to be treated. The internal hemorrhoids are not bleeding so you can observe them. Life style is your choice. Most patients feel better after treatment. Talk to your surgeon you may continue to watch and see if you get better on your own. Hope it helps. ...Read more
No: It's not uncommon for your surgeon to recommend antibiotics prior to dental cleanings for the first two years after a total joint. Antibiotics are not necessary after a typical cut. ...Read more
Hemmorhoids: It is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to either constipation or diarrhea. Hemorrhoid should at some point 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
How do you know if you have a fissure fistula or a anal fissure? Would my proctologist know what i have?
6 weeks: Most surgeons will probably suggest you wait at least 6 weeks before undergoing cosmetic surgery. You want to make sure you have fully recovered from your delivery; including correcting any anemia that resulted and waiting for any swelling associated with the pregnancy to resolve. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If you have a perfectly clean outcome from a colonoscopy, when do you need to have another, in 5 years, or 10?
Well. . . : Bowel regularity is different for each of us, and once a day may not be "normal" for many. Once a week is probably "not enough" and may qualify as constipation. Treat accordingly with stool softeners, bulk agents, increased fluids, suppositories, enemas, or disimpaction and doctor visit. Roughly in that order of severity. When bowel habits change, view it as a warning sign--see your doctor. ...Read more
Physical exam: An examination with a doctor can visualize the tear in the anal skin (fissure). You cannot see it yourself. ...Read more
CS infections: Humans are not meant to be cut open. Everytime your are cut open you will risk the chance of getting an infection. We dr's and hospitals do our best to try and prevent them, but we are not infallable, and if you get an infection we will treat it as best as we can. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do i expect to have surgery same day as MRI if I have a meniscus tear? Or would I have to wait? I need to figure this out before prom.
Not emergent: While it would be nice to have surgery the same day as an mri, it usually takes some number of days to get the MRI back, read by the radiologist or surgeon, determine if surgery is appropriate, and then schedule surgery. Surgery can be done soon, or it can be delayed for a period of time if your symptoms are manageable (and the tear is not too large). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have hemorroids and you notice blood in your stool & see it when you wipe, how do you determine if its the hemorroids or something else?
look inside: First, hemorrhoids do not typically cause blood "in" the stool. Bright red blood on the toilet paper or a few drops into the toilet would be common but not in the stool. The main this we would want to rule out would be a tumor or cancer, which would be unusual but not rare in a 31 year old. Tumors also usually do not bleed much. There is no reliable home test to tell the difference. ...Read more
Not necessarily: If you have only a hairlip and no palate problems and it does not cause problems, then technically you do not need it fixed. If you have problems eating, speaking, or recurrent infections that can be linked to it then it would be advisable to have it repaired. Your best answer will come form a consult with a plastic surgeon who does these repairs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen hemorrhoid: There is a difference in prolapsing hemorrhoids and swollen external hemorrhoids. Prolapsing internal hemorrhoids are covered by non-nerve bearing lining and can be banded in the office to prevent further prolapse. External hemorrhoids are covered by nerve bearing lining and are located outside. When they swell and cause pain, they are best treated initially with alternating ice pack and warm tub. ...Read more
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