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Does shore natural fiber therapy work for anal fissures?

Does shore natural fiber therapy work for anal fissures?

Difficult to treat: Anal fissures are often difficult to treat and slow to heal. Avoidance of constipation is a necessary component of treatment and fiber can help. Usually a prescription cream containing 0.4% Nitroglycerin is necessary to expedite healing. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...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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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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How to treat a thrombosed external hemorrhoids?

How to treat a thrombosed external hemorrhoids?

Surgically if painfu: If your thrombosed external hemorrhoid is painful, you should see a surgeon about having it "lanced" for instant relief. This can usually be done in the office or er under local anesthesia and should totally resolve the issue for that hemorrhoid. However, there are usually several hemorrhoids (commonly 3 columns) so a recurrence in a different hemorrhoid is not uncommon. ...Read more

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Does laser treatment work to remove external hemorrhoids?

Does laser treatment work to remove external hemorrhoids?

Yes: Lasers can be used o surgically remove hemorrhoids, but it still painful surgery. Internal hemorrhoids can be treated in painless non surgical fashion. ...Read more

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Is physical therapy painful?

Is physical therapy painful?

Not necessarily: Some pt may be uncomfortable at times but most of the time it is not. ...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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Will daflon help with anal fissures?

Will daflon help with anal fissures?

Not in my book: daflon is a medication for chronic venous insufficiency anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the anus as far as I know there is no connection and I have never suggest that for anal fissure best treatment for anal fissure keep bowels soft and use sitz bath ( warm water in bath tub) and see a doctor for medication and possible surgery ...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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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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Is heat therapy effective for treating Achilles tendonitis / tendonosis?

Is heat therapy effective for treating Achilles tendonitis / tendonosis?

Sometimes: If you have tendinitis - icing is best to help decrease inflammation as well as NSAID medication (i.e. Ibuprofen, naprosyn). Heat may help "loosen up" the tissue prior to therapy/exercises. Icing should be resumed post exercise to again decrease inflammation. ...Read more

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Which therapy works best for planter faciitis like ultrasound ot laser therapy?

Which therapy works best for planter faciitis like ultrasound ot laser therapy?

It depends: The treatment that worse the best with the least risk and disruption to your life would seem the best to me. Everyone responds diffrently. Sometimes simple stretching will do the trick and other people will require orthotics or surgery. Your local podiatrist will be able to take of this for you. Podiatrist see this all day long and are very successful at treatment. ...Read more

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How painful is external hemorrhoid surgery?

Care of hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are dilation and swelling of the expandable tissue around the rectal opening. Non operative treatment recommended, and includes bowel regimen (fiber, stool softners, laxatices to goal of 2 soft bowel movements daily) local sauves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungals, other) and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). Surgery only if above fails. Post op pain is expected, manageable. ...Read more

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Is neo healar effective for external hemorrhoids and anal fissures.Will it cure completely after 3 weeks.?

Is neo healar effective for external hemorrhoids and anal fissures.Will it cure completely after 3 weeks.?

Anal fissure: If anal fissures are present, this product is unlikely to resolve them. This situation should be evaluated by a gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Physical therapy for groin syndrome?

Physical therapy for groin syndrome?

Deoends: Technically, there is not one syndrome called "groin syndrome." groin pain can result from adductor tendonitis, a sports hernia, an inguinal hernia, hip joint problems, osteitis pubis, pubic bone stress fractures & pelvic nerve problems...Just to name a few. Physical therapy can be helpful for tendonitis, some hip joint issues & sports hernias, but it's always best to get a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is rubber band ligation surgery recommended for treating hemorrhoids?

Is rubber band ligation surgery recommended for treating hemorrhoids?

Depends: Depends on the anatomy (size, location, number) of your hemorrhoids. For the right kind of hemorrhoids it is an excellent and easy solution, though not entirely risk free. ...Read more

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