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How are hemorrhoids generally treated?

How are hemorrhoids generally treated?

Soak: Sitz baths (soaking in warm water) and ice can both help shrink hemorrhoids temporarily. Avoid pushing or straining when you have a bowel movement. Increase fiber and fluid intake. Don't use a donut pillow - this can actually aggravate hemorrhoids. Wipe gently and avoid irritating the hemorrhoids. Wipes can be irritating. An oily cleanser like balneol can be helpful. See doctor if no improvement. ...Read more

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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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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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Are internal hemorrhoids curable or simply temporarily treatable?

Are internal hemorrhoids curable or simply temporarily treatable?

Depends: You may be able to avoid irritating the internal hemorrhoids and thus may allow them to be less bothersome, but they may not go away completely. Drink plenty of liquids, eat high river foods, take fiber supplements like metamucil, avoid constipation and straining or sitting too long at the toilet. ...Read more

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How is rectal prolapse generally treated?

How is rectal prolapse generally treated?

Problem bulge: Prevention with stool softeners is the start. Once advanced enough it is treated surgically. Most of the time it is a bulge into the vagina (rectocele) and an outpatient vaginal surgery. A true prolapse of the rectum through the anus is rare and can be treated rectally, abdominally or vaginally. Vaginal surgery reduces the vaginal bulge and builds up the tissue b/w the anus and vagina to bolster. ...Read more

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How is an anal fissure generally treated?

How is an anal fissure generally treated?

Successfully: A new or 'acute' fissure will often respond to simple measures such as softening of the stools (increased water & fiber intake, a mild laxative) and a topical anesthetic. However, a more chronic fissure may be treated with a topical medication to relax the sphincter spasm and allow healing. This works less than 2/3 of the time. When it fails, a small outpatient operation is usually successful. ...Read more

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How are hemorrhoids treated?

How are hemorrhoids treated?

Home treatment: For most hemorrhoids, home treatment is all you need. This includes slowly adding fiber to your meals, drinking more water, and using over-the-counter ointments for a limited time to stop itching. You also may use stool softeners. Surgery to remove hemorrhoids is generally reserved for when medical treatments fail, or if complications occur. ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids typically itchy?

Are hemorrhoids typically itchy?

Usually not: Itching associated with hemorrhoids is usually do to caffeine excess, which by itself can cause hemorrhoid problems due to its diuretic effect and contribution to copnstipation. ...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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Can rectal cancer be treated surgically?

Can rectal cancer be treated surgically?

Yes: Rectal cancer, like any cancer needs - 1) diagnosis, 2) staging and prognosis, 3) treatment. Early rectal cancer may be treated by surgery alone. More often a combination of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery are required in a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. Metastatic rectal cancer may depend more heavily on chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Can internal hemmoroids be caused by an undetected gluten intolerance? They are stage 2 internal hemmoroids.

Can internal hemmoroids be caused by an undetected gluten intolerance? They are stage 2 internal hemmoroids.

No: I have not heard or read anything about gluten allergies causing internal hemmorhoids. People with gluten allergy typically have problems with nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pains created by inflammation to the small intestine. ...Read more

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How is pruritus ani generally treated?

How is pruritus ani generally treated?

Itchy Butt; Caffeine: Is the most common cause of anal itching not hemorrhoids as stated win the ads. Pinworms can be another cause usually in children after playing in the dirt. But cokes, coffee, tea, chocolate, and energy drinks like red bull have lots of caffeine leading to severe itching and bleeding, even waking you from your sleep at night clawing at your bottom. Stop the caffeine! ...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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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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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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Can gastroenterologists treat hemorrhoids?

Yes, most docs can: Most hemorrhoids should first be treated by conservative measures, such as bulking the stools, education to avoid bad habits like straining, sitting for long periods of time, etc. Otc creams and suppositories, sitz baths are also helpful-and cheap! the full array of treatments for hemorrhoids are available from most general surgeons, or colon & rectal specialists if available in your area. ...Read more

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Can biliary ascariasis be treated by oral medication or is minor operations necessary? Thanks

Can biliary ascariasis be treated by oral medication or is minor operations necessary? Thanks

Ascariasis: Treatment includes medicines that paralyze or kill intestinal parasitic worms, such as Albendazole or mebendazole. These medicines should not be used for pregnant patients. Pyrantel pamoate is the preferred medication for pregnant patients. If there is a blockage of the intestine caused by a large number of worms, endoscopy may be used to remove the worms. In rare cases, surgery is needed. ...Read more

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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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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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Is prostatitis usually treated with antibiotics?

Is prostatitis usually treated with antibiotics?

Yes: The mainstay of treatment is antibiotics for several weeks and anti-inflmmatory medications such as advil, tylenol, (acetaminophen) or motrin. ...Read more

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Anal Swelling (Definition)

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