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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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What are internal hemorrhoids?

What are internal hemorrhoids?

Normal veins: Everybody is born with normal hemorrhoidal veins that serve as a vascular cushion for stool passage. They cause problems when people abuse them with poor diet, poor fluids, excessive straining, constipation or diarrhea. They should last a lifetime if you treat them properly. ...Read more

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Can anal sex cause internal hemorrhoids?

Can anal sex cause internal hemorrhoids?

Yes: Hemorrhoids are swollen tissue at the opening of the anus so i think you can see how the two might be related. Tissue injury --> swelling and pain. ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids commonly outside the body or internal?

Are hemorrhoids commonly outside the body or internal?

Hemorrhoids: The answer is yes to both. All who have external hemorrhoids will have internal ones. Not all who have internal hemorrhoids will have external though. Both are common. ...Read more

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Do internal hemorrhoids cause rectal damage and blood in the stool?

Do internal hemorrhoids cause rectal damage and blood in the stool?

Yes: The hemorrhoid is clear evidence of damage. And yes, is often cause for blood in stool.Now we must discuss treatment and prevention.I suggest that the cause is a hard stool.More fiber & exercise.No bathroom breaks longer than 10 min nor shorter than 5 min.Better hydration-the colon's job is to recover fluid-you are deficient.I hope this helps. ...Read more

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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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Can internal and external hemorrhoids interfere with bowel movements?

Can internal and external hemorrhoids interfere with bowel movements?

Yes: Hemorrhoids are enlarged blood vessels under the 'skin ' of the anal canal, like varicose veins. If they are not inflamed they may be painless and cause no interference with bowel movements. But if they are inflamed or engorged, they can be very painful and that may interfere with bowel movements, usually causing constipation, which worsens the condition (a vicious cycle). ...Read more

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What virus causes internal bleeding and atacks every internal organs?

What virus causes internal bleeding and atacks every internal organs?

Dangerous viruses: Can't say that every single organ will be attacked but here are some serious hemorrhagic viruses: Hemorrhagic Viral Dz: Ebola, Marburg Virus, Dengue, Yellow Fever, Hantavirus, Crimean- Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, Rift Valley Fever, Lassa Fever, Venezuelan Hemorrhagic Fever, Argentine Hemorrhagic Fever, Bolivian Hemorrhagic Fever, Brazilian Hemorrhagic Fever, Garissa Virus & Ilesha virus. ...Read more

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Which are more painful internal or external hemorrhoids?

Which are more painful internal or external hemorrhoids?

External hemorrhoids: External hemorrhoids, based on location and the kind of nerves affected, are more painful. This is by definition. ...Read more

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Are internal hemorrhoids curable?

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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Can internal non-bleeding internal hemorrhoids cause an incomplete bowel a movement?

Can internal non-bleeding internal hemorrhoids cause an incomplete bowel a movement?

Yes possible in few: But not usual symptom., see you your doctor to find other causes , that cause incomplete evacuation of rectum , after examination , endoscopy may perform anorectal mono- metric studies , to solve your problem. ...Read more

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Can you use external creams on internal hemorrhoid?

Can you use external creams on internal hemorrhoid?

Depends: Most prescription meds used to treat hemorrhoids can be used both internally and externally. I would be cautious of over the counter meds unless the label/instruction specifically approve for internal use. ...Read more

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Do internal hemorrhoids to cause tummy pains?

Do internal hemorrhoids to cause tummy pains?

No: Internal hemorrhoids may have little or no symptoms, sometimes mild rectal bleeding or mild anal aching. External hemorrhoids can cause pain and swelling around the anal area. Constipation can result in abdominal fullness with discomfort, & straining to have bowel movements can cause hemorrhoid condition. ...Read more

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What is the % breakdown in the general population between symptomatic external and symptomatic internal hemorrhoids? 25% external 75% internal?

What is the % breakdown in the general population between symptomatic external and symptomatic internal hemorrhoids? 
25% external 75% internal?

May not be known: Many people have or have had hemorrhoids. I am not aware of anyone trying to figure out how many are internal, external, or mixed, in origin. Perhaps the typical initial treatments would be similar anyway. Hemorrhoids are also classified as 1st-4th degree, depending on whether or not they stick out of the anus, which mixes definitions up some more. A web search also did not find any % statistics. ...Read more

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Would internal hemorrhoids make anal sex very painful?

Would internal hemorrhoids make anal sex very painful?

Not by itself: But it can cause bleeding. And usually, internal hemorrhoids means external ones, too, which can become painful. Anal sex is not recommended if you have hemorrhoids of any kind, because it will just make it worse. ...Read more

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Will internal hemorrhoids and/or anal tears due to constipation heal without treatment?

No!: treatment might consist in a diet full in fiber or surgery. Consultation with your family physician or a colo-rectal surgeon for additional information. ...Read more

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Can strawberry seeds irritate internal hemorrhoids and cause rectal bleeding?

Can strawberry seeds irritate internal hemorrhoids and cause rectal bleeding?

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are associated with hard stools, straining and some circulatory problems. Strawberry seeds will not cause hemorrhoids, but increased water intake and dietary fiber may be helpful if chronic constipation and straining are making the hemorrhoids worse. If bleeding continues, be sure to get checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Anal Swelling (Definition)

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