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Are hemorrhoids just inside the anal canal considered external hemorrhoids?

Are hemorrhoids just inside the anal canal considered external hemorrhoids?

Pain: External hemorrhoids are painful. These are hemorrhoids near nerves and you'll know you have them from pain and irritation. Painless hemorrhoids are usually internal but may prolapse and you notice them when cleaning. Either one can affect your life. If so see your doctor for a referral to a colo-rectal surgeon. Improve your quality of life. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoid Surgery (Definition)

Hemorrhoid surgery is a procedure done to treat enlarged hemorrhoids. There are several variations, depending on the type of hemorrhoids you have, their size, and your doctor's expertise in a particular procedure. Most are done as an outpatient. While the biggest complaint is pain following surgery, newer procedures are able to minimize discomfort and ...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 external hemorrhoids?

What are external hemorrhoids?

Normal venous struct: External hemorrhoids are veins under the skin surrounding the external portion of the anus. They are covered with skin or epidermis. Internal hemorrhoids are internal or external if the have prolapsed but are covered by mucosa and not epidermis. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for external hemmorhoids in anus?

Is there any treatment for external hemmorhoids in anus?

Hemmorhoids: Yes there are in office procedures like banding that can be done to manage the disease as well as non surgical behavioral and dietary modifications. ...Read more

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Anusol for anal fissures ?

Anusol for anal fissures ?

Ok to use Anusol: But just as important is to be sure to be eating a high fiber diet and most importantly drinking 80-100oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you workout strenuously. There are other meds that work better but if no repsonse to above after2 months you may need surgery to avoid complications such as an abscess. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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How painful is external hemorrhoid surgery?

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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Proctofoam OTC for anal fissures ?

Proctofoam OTC for anal fissures ?

Ok to use Proctofoam: But just as important is to be sure to be eating a high fiber diet and most importantly drinking 80-100oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you workout strenuously. There are other meds that work better but if no repsonse to above after2 months you may need surgery to avoid complications such as an abscess. See a colorectal surgeon. ...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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Is it safe to band external hemmorrhoids at home? What does external hemmorrhoid surgery cost? With no insurance! have one external hemmorrhoid

Is it safe to band external hemmorrhoids at home? What does external hemmorrhoid surgery cost? With no insurance! have one external hemmorrhoid

Never: Attempt any kind of surgery in your home! great care goes into surgery of any kind to prevent infection and improve healing. I have personally seen the disasters of such actions as we try to correct a botched self surgery. You can work with most surgical offices to set up easy payment plans to allow the surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can external hemorrhoids be removed?

Can external hemorrhoids be removed?

Yes: It is a very common procedure, usually done as an outpatient. ...Read more

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What is rectal prolapse vs hemorroids and anal swelling?

What is rectal prolapse vs hemorroids and anal swelling?

Rectal prolapse: Is where the entire rectum protrudes through the anus, hemmoroids will just be individual bulges of dilated blood vessels. If there are multiple hemmorhoids the difference can be hard to feel and has to be seen by experienced eyes. ...Read more

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Could bump be an external pile or perianal hemorrhoid?

Could be: Any lump out side anal canal , it could be thrombosed hemorrhoid, if it is at tail bone side it could be sentinel hemorrhoid due to an anal fissure, or a papilloma . These are all benign conditions if you feel it is hard, could be squamous cell carcinoma, see your doctor needs urgent attention. ...Read more

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Can rubber band ligation be used for both internal and external hemorrhoids?

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No: Rubber band ligation is use for internal hemmorrhoid. If use for external hemmorhoid it cause lot of unneccessary pain for the patient in general. ...Read more

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Can preparation h be used internally for internal hemorrhoids?

Can preparation h be used internally for internal hemorrhoids?

Use suppositories : Preparation h also comes in suppositories probably more convenient for internal rectal discomfort. The cream or ointment contains Hydrocortisone 1% unless pt feels discomfort when applying it internally I do not think is absolutely contraindicated or may cause any serious harm. Only when there is a suspicion for infection with yeastnor bacteria we should avoid it. ...Read more

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For people with hemorrhoids, do hemorrhoids generally bulge through the anus?

For people with hemorrhoids, do hemorrhoids generally bulge through the anus?

Possibly: Externals will bulge around the edge of the anus and are covered with skin. Internal can prolapse or protrude to the outside but are covered with mucosa similar to the inside of your cheek. If you have somnething protruding, get it checked by an expert before assuming it is hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Do pediatricians treat hemorrhoids and anal fissures?

Do pediatricians treat hemorrhoids and anal fissures?

Yes: In pediatrics both conditions are usually a result of constipation, which if treated properly will help the fissures and hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Anal itching from pinworms vs. Hemorrhoids?

Anal itching from pinworms vs. Hemorrhoids?

It can actually: Be from either pinworms or hemorrhoids. Your physician should be able to help differentiate these. Take care. ...Read more

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Are internal hemorrhoids curable?

Yes: The gold standard of a formal complete hemorrhoidectomy will remove all the internal hemorrhoids and at least disrupt the plexus of external hemorrhoids. Properly performed, this should reult in no significant future hemorrhoid issues. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Enlargement or distension of the veins lining the anal canal, which can ...Read more


Anal Swelling (Definition)

accumulation of fluid at the opening at the end ...Read more