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Doctor insights on: Hemorrhoid Removal Options

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At what point would you recommend the removal of hemorrhoids?

At what point would you recommend the removal of hemorrhoids?

Quality of life: Hemorrhoids should be removed surgically when medical management has failed and symptoms are greatly affecting your quality of life. Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more


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Why am I still bleeding after hemorrhoid removal?

Why am I still bleeding after hemorrhoid removal?

Not unusual: Small amount of bleeding after hemorrhoidectomy is normal, it may take up 2 weeks to go away completely. You may see small amount of blood in the toilet tissue as well. You should contact your surgeon if the bleeding is profuse and goes beyond the 2 weeks. Read more

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What are the health risks of hemorrhoid skin tag removal?

What are the health risks of hemorrhoid skin tag removal?

Often nothing: There is no risk from removing these skin tags other than possibility of superficial infection and pain. Read more

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What are the risks for skin tag removal of hemorrhoids?

What are the risks for skin tag removal of hemorrhoids?

No real risks: Except infection which is minimal. The real problem is that in healing after surgery, skin tags can reform, they are usually smaller but your bottom will probably never look like a baby's bottom. Additionally, insurance may consider it cosmetic and therefore would not cover the surgery. I frankly discourage patient s from having the tags removed. If hygeine is due to pasty smeary stools, removing. Read more

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Which options do I have about my hemorrhoids?

Which options do I have about my hemorrhoids?

Depends: Surgical vs medical. The best "medical" treatment is usually Hydrocortisone suppositories for an acute process. Chronic disease depends on whether they are internal or external or both. I personally don't believe in banding but others do. Surgery is more definitive but much more painful usually. Beware of anyone who tells you it's easy because this is one of the oldest diseases known to man. Read more

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What are the treatment options for hemorrhoids?

Non surgical care: Almost all of these problems can be solved without surgery...internal (bleeding) can be controlled by diet...external can be treated with diet alone...surgery should be reserved for only the most calcitrant problems Read more

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What are the surgical treatment options for hemorrhoids?

What are the surgical treatment options for hemorrhoids?

Several: For 2nd and 3rd degree, rubber banding for internals is an option in select patients. For3rd and 4th degree internals, standard hemorrhoidectomy is in my opinion the best. There are some newer techniques such as stapling, laser, and u/s venous ligation, but the gold standard done in the right patients is the standard surgical hemorrhoidectomy using a scalpel in my opinion. Read more

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Is hemorrhoid surgery a better option than living with them?

Is hemorrhoid surgery a better option than living with them?

Simetimes: Hemmorrhoidectomy is a painful procedure but for patients who have not improved despite maximal medical therapy it may offer definitive treatment. Expect 2 weeks of sugnificang discomfort after surgery. Read more

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Should I go for hemorrhoid surgery or are there other options?

Should I go for hemorrhoid surgery or are there other options?

Depends: You don't tell us whether you have symptoms, how severe they are, what treatment has been tried. The majority of people with hemorrhoid symptoms can be treated with diet, fluids, changing bathroom habits and occasionally topical agents. Rubber banding may be an option, but only a thorough medical historey and examinations will help you see your options. Read more

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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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Which surgical/laser options are available for hemorrhoid surgery?

Which surgical/laser options are available for hemorrhoid surgery?

Surgical options: When surgery is indicated for rectal hemorrhoids there are several excellent options from laser, to coagulation to clamps and sutures. Okay to discuss indications and techniques with your surgeon regarding your specific case. Okay to take friend/family with you to help understand the options. Be well. Read more

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What are some other options if band ligation for internal hemorrhoids does not work?

What are some other options if band ligation for internal hemorrhoids does not work?

Hemorrhoids: Sometimes hemorrhoids can be injected or treated with other methods, such as infra-red therapy. On occasion surgery is needed. It would be best for you to consult with a proctologist or colorectal surgeon for further evaluation. 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 to do if I have ibs-c and have developed an internal hemorrhoid. What is my best treatment option?

What to do if I have ibs-c and have developed an internal hemorrhoid. What is my best treatment option?

Many options: You need an exam from your primary care doctor or a general surgeon. Many internal hemorrhoids can be banded painlessly in the office setting. Sometimes simply sitz baths with epsom salts is effective. Rarely, surgical excision is required. Sometimes a colonoscopy may be recommended, if bleeding is present. Read more

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Rubber band ligation for hemorrhoids. Is it a good option (with good success on first try)?

Rubber band ligation for hemorrhoids. Is it a good option (with good success on first try)?

Great option: The success rate is not the best, unless the hemorrhoid is small. If you stick to fiber and stool softeners on a regular basis after the banding the results can be quite long lasting. Read more

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