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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)

The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...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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How long do treated hemorrhoids last for?

How long do treated hemorrhoids last for?

Variable: It really depends on maintaining bowel habit modifications.Good results can last several years if constipation is avoided.Those with familial tendencies may need retreatments sooner.Office methods have excellent long term results, avoiding surgical recovery time. ...Read more

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What are hemorrhoids and how are they treated?

What are hemorrhoids and how are they treated?

Hemmiroids : They are thrombosed (clotted) veins that cause pain if the are external ( you can feel them) or internal ( they bleed) treatment is usually conservative with creams, suppositories . If severe and chronic then surgery is an option for external. For internal ones there is a endoscopic procedure that can be effective. ...Read more

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Could a thrombosed hemorrhoid be treated at home?

Could a thrombosed hemorrhoid be treated at home?

Possibly: Warm sitz baths, sitting in a warm tub for 20 minutes, two or three times a day may be helpful. Over-the-counter medications may be helpful such as stool softeners, otc creams or suppositories. If this doesn't help see your doctor for rx creams or suppositories, injections to scar the hemorrhoid, banding to shrivel it up, or surgery. ...Read more

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Will i need to get my hemorrhoids surgically treated?

Quality of life: You have hemorrhoids. You are wondering if surgery would help. You quality of life is important. Talk to your surgeon. If you are finding hemorrhoids are interfering with your quality of life then get surgery. If you feel they are not then continue to manage them. Most patients describe relief after hemorrhoids are treated. They can recursive don't forget. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoid be treated with drug injection to affected area.?

Can hemorrhoid be treated with drug injection to affected area.?

Not: Depending on the size of the hemorrhoid you can band it, cut it or abated with infrared coagulator. The first two options work better than the third. You can also perform a stapling procedure or ligation of the blood supply. These are more specific to larger hemorrhoids. See a doctor to help decide best option. ...Read more

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Docs, could a thrombosed hemorrhoid be treated at home?

It can, but painful.: The key in a thrombosed hemorrhoid is the pain, and the reason to treat is basically to relieve it. ...Read more

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I did colonoscopies 6 and 2 years ago, hemorrhoids found, haven't treated them. Now, positive FOBT. Shall I have a new colonoscopy? 46 yo.

I did colonoscopies 6 and 2 years ago, hemorrhoids found, haven't treated them. Now, positive FOBT. Shall I have a new colonoscopy? 46 yo.

No: The short answer is not now. Alternate tests, such as CBC with iron studies, repeating occult blood testing with a different kit and eventually a capsule endoscopy only after you completed treatment as started for H pylori gastritis would be advisable. Constipation should be avoided as much as possible. ...Read more

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Have had hemorrhoids for 30+ years; but, in the last year or so they have remained inflamed non stop, and bleeding is present. I have no insurance and was wondering what kind of cost I can expect to have, what appears to be about 6, treated. I have neve

Have had hemorrhoids for 30+ years; but, in the last year or so they have remained inflamed non stop, and bleeding is present.  I have no insurance and was wondering what kind of cost I can expect to have, what appears to be about 6, treated.  I have neve

Check with a surgeon: You can call a surgeon's office and get an estimate for the office visit. At that time, he of she will give you recommendations for treatment and you can ask the office staff what the cost would be for that procedure. The office manager may be able to cut you a deal. Keep in mind the surgery center and anesthesiologist may also give you estimates. ...Read more