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Hemorrhoid Removal Options
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
If I undergo operation to remove my hemorrhoids does removed hemorrhoids can still be back after removal/operation? I'm really worried in the future.
No, the ones: Removed would not recur.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have had a grade 2 & grade 3 internal prolapsed hemorrhoids for 17 years. Would banding be sufficient or opting for full surgical removal?
Surgery: If the hermorrhoids are symptomatic (bleeding, itching, pain, etc.) surgical treatment is recommended. Read more
Had hemorrhoid surgery removal 3 days ago. Had 2 external & 1 internal. Its impossible to go to the bathroom because of extreme muscle spasms. Help?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have a class IV internal hemorrhoid. What are my treatment options? Please provide as much info as possible.
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