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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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Are proctologists specialized surgeons that only treat hemorrhoids?

Are proctologists specialized surgeons that only treat hemorrhoids?

Not at all!: Most physicians can treat hemorrhoids medically - usually use of supplemental fiber in your diet will cure most symptoms. If this fails, then office techniques can be used. These techniques usually fall under the purview of general surgeons and colorectal surgeons. Some colorectal surgeons who only deal with rectal issues call themselves proctologists. ...Read more

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Do there exist procedures where a surgeon actually removes or kills the vein associated with an external hemorrhoid?

Do there exist procedures where a surgeon actually removes or kills the vein associated with an external hemorrhoid?

Depends: External hemorrhoids rarely need surgery except when thrombosis of the hemorrhoid happens. The treatment is excision, if you have many the surgeon could consider excision more an cosmetic indication than medical indication. ...Read more

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What will a colonrectal surgeon do for internal hemorrhoids? What types of treatment?

Surgery, or not: We all have hemorrhoids. Unfortunately, in some of us, hemorrhoidal tissue can become inflamed and/or bleed. Internal hemorrhoids tend to bleed. The treatments are either local nonoperative therapy, ligating with rubber bands, or operation. Make sure you see a good CR surgeon. Good news is: your problem has a solution. ...Read more

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I am wondering how you know the diff between mucosal prolapse and hemorrhoids? I was told conflicting diagnosis by 2 doctors 1 at mayo & 1 surgeon

I am wondering how you know the diff between mucosal prolapse and hemorrhoids?  I was told conflicting diagnosis by 2 doctors 1 at mayo & 1 surgeon

RECTAL DILEMA : I would get copies of both records and seek a third opinion closer to home from a colorectal specialist . Hemorrhoids are dilated loos vessels in the rectum and can be associated with other rectal issues including rectal prolapse. Seek prompt reevaluation and treatment options ...Read more

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I've been being treated by a colon rectal surgeon for internal hemorrhoids, would they be able to tell if I had proctitis and diagnose it by examining you?

Two different issues: Proctitis is by definition an inflammatory condition of the rectum. This is a very different scenario than hemorrhoids. Is there some question as to your diagnosis? ...Read more

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My husband has had hemorrhoids in the past and now appears to have a fissure. Should he see a colorectal surgeon or his primary?

Colorectal surgeon: Anal fissure disease and hemorrhoids are the specialty of the colin and rectal surgeon. They have many tools to deal with these problems based on the findings. There is a directory of colon and rectal specialists on my website at www.Colonandrectalsurgery.Com. ...Read more

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Would a colonrectal surgeon be able to tell if my prostate was enlarged when she completed a digital rectal exam and/or andoscopy while searching for internal hemorrhoids?

Would a colonrectal surgeon be able to tell if my prostate was enlarged when she completed a digital rectal exam and/or andoscopy while searching for internal hemorrhoids?

Yes.: While they may not routinely focus on the prostate portion of the exam, it would be something they could feel with the digital exam. Prostate size is not sufficiently visualized with anoscopy. There are folds of colon tissue that move out of the way with the finger test but sometimes obscure the anoscopy visualization. Since they don't focus on the prostate, though, they may not wish to comment ...Read more

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Hpv I am a 47 yr old f and was being treated for hemorrhoids for over 9 years i went back when i coouldnt take it any more they sent me to a surgeon who did a biopsy it mas malignant they said it was caused by hpv, i was wondering does this mean i gave i

Hpv I am a 47 yr old f and was being treated for hemorrhoids for over 9 years i went back when i coouldnt take it any more they sent me to a surgeon who did a biopsy it mas malignant they said it was caused by  hpv, i was wondering does this mean i gave i

Hello. : Hello. No it doesn't. First, even if your husband had the hpv virus through sexual contact; that does not mean he will develop a malignancy (some hpv strains can lead to cervical cancer). You might not have even had the hpv when you gave birth to your children. Plus certain strains of hpv tend to live in certain parts of the body (ie a plantar wart versus a genital wart). Take care. ...Read more