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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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Will an inflamed hemorrhoid eventually go away, OTC treatment is not working?

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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How can I get treatment for hemorrhoids?

How can I get treatment for hemorrhoids?

See your doctor: Assuming you have tried otc and home remedies without improvement, it's time to call your doctor. Many gps are very good in treating hemorrhoids so you should start by seeing your family doctor. However, you may need to visit a surgeon if you have advanced grade hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Where can I get treatment for hemorrhoids?

Where can I get treatment for hemorrhoids?

Specialist: A general surgeon or colon-rectal surgeon would have the experience and knowledge to treat hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hemorrhoids?

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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What is an good treatment for hemorrhoids ?

Anusol HC cream: Generally hemorrhoids are treated with Tucks (witch hazel) pads to clean the area a stool softener and something like Anusol HC cream with hydrocortisone ...Read more

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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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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 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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Could there be a good hemorrhoids home treatment out there?

Could there be a good hemorrhoids home treatment out there?

Warm Tub soaks: Eat a healthy hi fiber diet, drink plenty of non caffeinated , non alcoholic fluid daily, more if you exercise or travel by plane alot. 80-100 ounces per day is a good start and go up from there depending on your activity level. Also stop reading on the toilet. Have your bm within 5 minutes or get out and come back when the urge is truly there. ...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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Does anyone knows any medicines or cream for treatment of hemorrhoid?

Does anyone  knows any medicines or cream for treatment of hemorrhoid?

Care of hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids, are a dilation/swelling of venous tissue around rectum. Non operative treatment is recommended, a bowel regimen (fiber, stool softeners, laxatives to goal of 2 soft bowel movements daily) local salves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungal) and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). Surgery only if above fails. Post surgery recovery is several weeks. ...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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What are the treatment procedures available for hemorrhoids (outside)?

External hemorrhoids: External hemorrhoids treatment options are observation, constricting topical agents (such as preparation h), or removal. You should also be evaluated for any underlying cause which could be treated as well. ...Read more

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

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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When should you seek medical treatment for excessive hemorrhoid bleeding?

When should you seek medical treatment for excessive hemorrhoid bleeding?

Now: you have ' excessive bleeding ' You must see your doctor for treatment and to make sure it is only due to hemorrhoids not due to more serious causes ...Read more

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M58, Does external painless thrombosed hemorrhoid need any treatment? or its heal on its own? thanks

No need: They usually heal on their own. Please make sure that is what this is and not a tumor. Www.Drlugo.Com ...Read more

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Treatment for severe pain prolapsed hemorrhoid?

Treatment for severe pain prolapsed hemorrhoid?

Hemorroids: Exam under anesthesia, the first part of rectal surgery when non-operative care isn't working. While you are comfortable under ga your surgeon examines the rectum. Prolapsing hemorrhoids are surgically treatable. Be well. ...Read more

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