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What hemorrhoid treatment options are available for reducing pain?

What hemorrhoid treatment options are available for reducing pain?

R U certain of Dx?: Hemorrhoids are classified as internal (which bleed and protrude) or external (which can cause pain when thrombosed). Pain from thrombosed hemorrhoids respond well to sitz baths; if ineffective, minor surgery is necessary. Internal hemorrhoids don't cause pain; these are often confused with fissures, which can be quite painful, yet responsive to medication +/- surgery. ...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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Will an inflamed hemorrhoid eventually go away, OTC treatment is not working?

Not necessarily: Unfortunately, all hemorrhoids don't just go away and require some form of treatment either conservative or if thrombosed (clotted) surgical. Many times prescriptive topical creams with steroids, increasing fluids, stool softeners work after a few days. Would recommend a quick visit with your doctor for advice after exam. Want to be certain it is a hemorrhoid. ...Read more

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What is the best hemorrhoid treatment? It's painful.

What is the best hemorrhoid treatment? It's painful.

Various: 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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I have an hemorrhoid. What treatment can I best use to get rid of this?

I have an hemorrhoid. What treatment can I best use to get rid of this?

That Depends: Most hemorrhoids seem to be caused by constipation and straining to have a bowel movement. This can be taken care of by increasing fiber and fluid in your diet. If you have a thrombosed hemorrhoid you can wait it out and it will go away or you can have it opened and emptied. Internal prolapsed hemorrhoids usually usually need some kind of surgery. You need to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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External hemorrhoid home treatment suggestions?

Miralax: The first line treatment for hemorrhoids is actually making sure that no hard stools are passing by the swollen hemorrhoidal tissue and causing more trauma and inflammation. Miralax and generic MiraLAX works well for most people to make the stool soft and allow healing of the hemorrhoids. If that doesn't solve the problem or if there is any bleeding then go see a surgeon for further treatment. ...Read more

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What kind of specialist is best for hemorrhoid treatment?

What kind of specialist is best for hemorrhoid treatment?

Hemorrhoid Treatment: Many cases of hemorrhoids can be treated with ointments and/or suppositories and stool softeners, without the need for surgery. Any type physician can prescribe these medications. When the hemorrhoids are severe and require surgery, this is usually performed by a general surgeon or a colo-rectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Is surgery the only way of treatment of hemorrhoid for permanent relief?

Get diagnosed first: The short answer is no. The proper answer is see a doctor who can do an exam and correctly diagnose the problem first- such as a colorectal surgeon. Most patients with hemorrhoids get enough relief with nonoperative management, so surgery is reserved for those who don't respond. I always start with making sure folks have enough fiber and water in their daily diet. ...Read more

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Are there natural hemorrhoids treatment options available?

Yes: A good high fiber diet and plenty of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids taken consistently and compensation for increased activity and certain meds is the most natural way to treat hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hemorrhoids?

Depends: Depends on the degree of prolapse and whether they are internal or external. Internals tend to be painless and can be treated by in-office techniques like rubber banding, irc, injection sclerotherapy. With associated prolapse or external components, thd and stapled pph are the procedures of choice for most grade 2-3 hems. Kstandard surgicall hemorrhoidectomy is reserved for large grade 3-4 hems. ...Read more

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