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Please tell me if it is common to get hemorrhoids at a young age?

Please tell me if it is common to get hemorrhoids at a young age?

Yes: Hemorrhoids are caused by high pressure in the anorectal canal during defecation. A high fiber diet or taking fiber such as metamucil can prevent them, or greatly reduce symptoms caused by them.

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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.

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What happens you get a external hemorrhoid banded?

What happens you get a external hemorrhoid banded?

Painful: There are internal & external hemorrhoids. Internal ones can be banded because there are no skin nerve pain fibers, as compared to external ones. External ones have skin pain nerve fibers & would not be comfortable to band those. Banding internal hemorrhoids may make the external ones resolve if they are not too large.

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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.

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Will I need to get my hemorrhoids surgically treated?

Will I need to get my hemorrhoids surgically treated?

Quality of life: You have hemorrhoids. You are wondering if surgery would help. You quality of life is important. Talk to your surgeon. If you are finding hemorrhoids are interfering with your quality of life then get surgery. If you feel they are not then continue to manage them. Most patients describe relief after hemorrhoids are treated. They can recursive don't forget.

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How old are people, usually, when they get hemorrhoids?

Anywhere from: Birth to 70'sand above. Hemorrhoids are normal veins that we are all born with. Irritation of the hemorrhoids can cause flareups at any age. Avoid constipation and chronic diarrhea. Treat the hemorrhoids nicely and they will be with you for a lifetime.

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Can you get medications for hemorrhoids at the drug store?

Can you get medications for hemorrhoids at the drug store?

Can: Most over the counter hemorrhoid preps are just "band-aids" and usually won't work for long if at all. Patients need to determine the cause of their symptoms and correct that. The creams can help control symptoms during the treatment of the underlying cause, but they are not the long term answer to hemorrhoid symptoms.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Should you get a bleeding hemorrhoid fixed before taking a fob test?

Should you get a bleeding hemorrhoid fixed before taking a fob test?

Fob test?: What is that? Hemmoroids are usually self limiting but if persist and coney to bleed then need to address.

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Dr: I have external hemorrhoid can you guide me the way I get health?

Dr: I have external hemorrhoid can you guide me the way I get health?

Hemorrhoid: External hemorrhoids can cause bleeding and/or pain. If either of those are present you need to see your doctor to determine if surgery to remove them may be needed. If the hemorrhoid is not causing symptoms, to prevent them from worsening, drink plenty of water and take fiber to prevent constipation because straining can make them worse. Avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting.

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I have an external hemorrhoid and I was wondering if I could get some advice?

EAT RIGHT: You need to keep your bowel soft and avoid spicy food if you are having pain you can use any of the medication available OTC from ointment, suppository or wipes if the pain bad need to use sitz bath or you can sit in warm water in the tub if the pain is not releaved you need to go and see a doctor you mighr have a thrombosed hemorrhoid and you might need some intervention

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Are hemorrhoids dangerous? How are they removed? When to know to get it removed?

Are hemorrhoids dangerous? How are they removed? When to know to get it removed?

In general no: But occasionally will loose so much blood constantly then could be dangerous due to loss of blood. Do not self diagnose first make sure they are, not a tumor. You have to get them removed for the above reason, long standing intractability all other measures failed, complete prolapse with severe pain and unable to reduce them

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Will hemorrhoids get better? It's been about a month only had 5 days of no flareups.

Will hemorrhoids get better? It's been about a month only had 5 days of no flareups.

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.

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