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Doctor insights on: Hemmorhoid Treatments

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External hemorrhoid home treatment suggestions?

External hemorrhoid home treatment suggestions?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): 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 (polyethylene glycol) and generic MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) 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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Are steroid creams (proctozone hc) effective for treating anal fissures?

Are steroid creams (proctozone hc) effective for treating anal fissures?

They can help, : But by themselves will not heal a fissure. You need to correct your diarrhea or constipation and maintain a regular bowel patter if there is any chance of healing without surgery. ...Read more

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What surgical procedures exist for thrombosed external hemorrhoids? what other treatment will hasten recovery?

What surgical procedures exist for thrombosed external hemorrhoids?  what other treatment will hasten recovery?

Excision or drainage: The only surgical procedure for thrombosed external hemorrhoid is to open the skin and drain it usually under local anesthesia in an office setting or to excise the entire hemorrhoid and clot and this also can be done under local. Banding and similar procedures are done for INTERNAL hemorrhoids. Important to know thrombosis will resolve without procedure with hot sitz bath and time. ...Read more

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Are internal hemorrhoids curable?

Are internal hemorrhoids curable?

Yes: The gold standard of a formal complete hemorrhoidectomy will remove all the internal hemorrhoids and at least disrupt the plexus of external hemorrhoids. Properly performed, this should reult in no significant future hemorrhoid issues. ...Read more

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Treatment for hemrhoid?

Treatment for hemrhoid?

Two ways: Non surgical: most hemorrhoids can be treated with simple changes to diet and bowel habits. Fixative procedures include tying off the hemorrhoids with a rubber band or using heat, lasers, or electric current to create scar tissue (coagulation therapy). Surgical: surgical removal of hemorrhoids. Some we mix both methods. ...Read more

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Treatments for obstipation?

Treatments for obstipation?

Prevention: Prevent obstipation (constipation) with drinking plenty of liquids, take fiber supplements like metamucil, eat healthy high fiber foods and avoid junk foods, use enemas (fleets) and laxative like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) from the drug store. See a doctor if you develop abdominal pain or vomiting. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments to suppositories for hemorrhoids?

Are there any alternative treatments to suppositories for hemorrhoids?

Yes, for sure: If they are mild to moderate there are otc creams - ask a good pharmacist for recommendations. If severe, see your doctor for advice and in extreme cases some do minor surgery if necessary. Hope your are mild. Feel better soon! ...Read more

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What are treatments for chronic rectal colitis?

What are treatments for chronic rectal colitis?

Depends on etiology: Treatment of chronic colitis which is referred to as inflammation of colon, cecum and rectum. The treatment depends on the etiology. Two common ulcerative colitis and crohns disease also referred to as inflammatory bowel disease are treated with drugslike sulphasalazine, mesalazine, steroids, i mmunosuppressive therapy like azathioprine, infiximab&adalimumab, sverere cases surgery may be. And supportive. ...Read more

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Bleeding haemoroid treatments?

Bleeding haemoroid treatments?

Several : Recurrent hemorrhoids that billed may benefit from excision. However pain and itching can be relieved by hemorrhoid creams that contain lidocaine. ...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 are some treatments for rectal prolapse?

What are some treatments for rectal prolapse?

Surgery: If you truly have (full thickness, circumferential) rectal prolapse (not just hemorrhoid or rectal mucosal prolapse), then surgery is the only option, though there are several surgical options, some done through the anus and some done laparoscopically...The latter usually more appropriate for a 45 year old). Failure to correct rectal prolapse leads to more frequent & severe prolapse & incontinence. ...Read more

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Is there any homeopathic treatment for anal fissures?

Is there any homeopathic treatment for anal fissures?

Yes: There are more than 90 homeopathic remedies known to help anal fissures. Differentiating which is best for you requires a personal consultation with a professional homeopath. Ignatia may help anal fissures accompanied by rectal spasms. Aesculus is known for hemorrhoid pain associated with low back pain ; rectal pain as if the rectum is full of small sticks. Graphites is yet another possibility. ...Read more

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I'm looking for hemorrhoid remedies. How to cure hemorrhoids naturally?

I'm looking for hemorrhoid remedies. How to cure hemorrhoids naturally?

Considerations...: "healing" depends on whether the original cause for hemorrhoids persists. Have you been straining at stool, have rectal dysfunction, perform an activity that increases pelvic engorgement with blood or increases pelvic pressure (heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, etc.)? Have your hemorrhoids been surgically or medically managed (& with otc or prescription drugs)? Are you sure they're hemorrhoids? ...Read more

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What are topical steroid ointment for hemorrhoids?

Hemarroids: For hemarroids low potency steroid ointment such as Hydrocortisone 1% or 2% is used to reduce inflammation and swelling die to inflammation. ...Read more

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Proctofoam OTC for anal fissures ?

Proctofoam OTC for anal fissures ?

Ok to use Proctofoam: But just as important is to be sure to be eating a high fiber diet and most importantly drinking 80-100oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you workout strenuously. There are other meds that work better but if no repsonse to above after2 months you may need surgery to avoid complications such as an abscess. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Would oral prednisone help a thrombosed external hemorrhoid thats failed tx w/ hc suppositories & cream? What's best for pain control?

Would oral prednisone help a thrombosed external hemorrhoid thats failed tx w/  hc suppositories & cream?  What's best for pain control?

Hemrrhoid: Oral Prednisone has not been well documented in the literature in the treatment of hemrrhoids. Keeping on a strict schedule of nsaids for their anti-inflammatory effect, barring no contra-indications in your personal history, would be beneficial to you. I would recomment starting with Ibuprofen (motrin) 600mg 3 times a day for 30 days. The anti-inflammatory effects take a full week before benefit. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter meds or topical creams are good for treating an anal fissure?

What over-the-counter meds or topical creams are good for treating an anal fissure?

Anal Fissure Tx: Initial treatment of anal fissures is directed at controlling constipation, softening stools, and reducing anal sphincter spasm. Warm water sitz baths for 10-20 minutes a few times each day are soothing and promote relaxation of the anal muscles, which can also help healing. Topical creams containing hydrocortisone, lidocaine, and nitroglycerine can also be helpful. ...Read more

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Can laser treatment completely cure varicose veins?

Can laser treatment completely cure varicose veins?

Not completely: Endovenous laser ablation is one of the tools used now-a-days to treat varicose veins. Many patients that is all what they need and do well for many years. Other patients with more advanced vein disease need other additional treatment modalities to complete the treatment. However venous disease is for the most part a progressive condition and most patients will need more treatments after sometime. ...Read more

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