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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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How effective is hemorrhoid surgery?

How effective is hemorrhoid surgery?

Very: Depending on the procedure. Rubber banding in the office for smaller internal hemorrhoids works well. Surgical excision or hemorrhoid stapling for larger combined internal & external hemorrhoids very effective with low risk of recurrence. ...Read more

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Are surgery necessary to remove hemorrhoids?

Are surgery necessary to remove hemorrhoids?

Not always: There are surgical options for hemorrhoid removal, but that is not always necessary. More conservative treatments such as medicated creams, suppositories and sitz baths can sometimes assist in the shrinkage of hemorrhoids to the point where they are smaller and not bothersome. ...Read more

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How is the surgery for hemorrhoids performed?

How is the surgery for hemorrhoids performed?

Surgically: Most people have 3 internal hemorrhoids, one on the left side and two on the right. If a patient requires hemorrhoid surgery, all 3 should be removed. The technique will vary by the surgeon, and you should select your surgeon on the basis of training and the results he gets with his partivcular technique. I prefer the standard hemorrhoidectomy using a scalpel. In 27 years I have had no problems. ...Read more

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How do you know if the hemorrhoids need surgery?

Can you live with it: If the symptoms are so bad that you can't live with them, you would likely benefit from removal of the hemorhoids. ...Read more

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What's the recovery time for hemorrhoid surgery?

What's the recovery time for hemorrhoid surgery?

Varies: Get the specifics from your surgeon. The nature/ complexity of surgery, any complication postoperatively, and the most unpredictable of all - individual factors can all impact your recovery. I have patients back to normal in 1 wk and some will take a month to feel normal. ...Read more

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How to treat hemorrhoid at home without surgery?

How to treat hemorrhoid at home without surgery?

See below: May get relief with warm soaks in a bathtub. May use Ibuprofen or similar for discomfort. Suppositories from drug store may help some. Best is to avoid hemorrhoid irritation by avoiding constipation or straining at the toilet, dink plenty liquids, use fiber supplements such as metamucil. See your doctor for prescription medications if needed. ...Read more

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What can I expect when getting hemorrhoid surgery?

Depends: There are several types of hemorrhoid operations that are tailored depending on the severity of your hemorrhoids and whether they are internal, external or both. Internal hemorrhoids can be addressed with less pain and short recovery. External or large complex hemorrhoids require more work in the anal canal where there are more nerves causing more pain for longer. ...Read more

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Do you think I should I go for surgery with my hemorrhoids?

Do you think I should I go for surgery with my hemorrhoids?

Depends: I feel surgery for hemorrhoids is justified if symptoms cannot be controlled with nonsurgical methods. Symptoms would include bleeding, large protruding hemorrhoids (prolapsed), or external hemorrhoids that repeatedly develop clots and pain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to cure my hemorrhoids without surgery?

Can you tell me how to cure my hemorrhoids without surgery?

Avoid constipation: Hemorrhoids are exacerbated by constipation and the "pushing" necessary. Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids to keep stools soft. Most will heal with a topical cream./ if not, surgery can help. See a doc. ...Read more

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Is hemorrhoid surgery a better option than living with them?

Is hemorrhoid surgery a better option than living with them?

Simetimes: Hemmorrhoidectomy is a painful procedure but for patients who have not improved despite maximal medical therapy it may offer definitive treatment. Expect 2 weeks of sugnificang discomfort after surgery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hemorrhoid surgery?

Hemorrhoid Surgery: 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 time spent off work/school. ...Read more

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Is hemorrhoid surgery a difficult surgery what's the downtime?

Is hemorrhoid surgery a difficult surgery what's the downtime?

Depends : There are different ways hemorrhoids are treated. Internal hemorrhoids are treated by banding them with a rubber band. Painless with some cramping. Large external hemorrhoids removal is painful. Large hemorrhoids that prolapse or protrude can be treated with a stapling technique. A very well tolerated procedure. Surgery for hemorrhoids should always be a last resort. ...Read more

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Should I go for hemorrhoid surgery or are there other options?

Should I go for hemorrhoid surgery or are there other options?

Depends: You dont tell us whether you have symptoms, how severe they are, what treatment has been tried. The majority of people with hemorrhoid symptoms can be treated with diet, fluids, changing bathroom habits and occasionally topical agents. Rubber banding may be an option , but only a thorough medical historey and examinations will help you see your options. ...Read more

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Can you do regular activities a week after hemorrhoid surgery?

Can you do regular activities a week after hemorrhoid surgery?

Yes: If you are not in much pain, you can resume most daily activities. You may find you are swollen and sore at the end of a long day on your feet. I would avoid any strenuous exercise for another week or two. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to treat hemorrhoid without undergoing surgery?

Best way: Is to eat a high fiber diet, drink 80-100oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily, more if you exercise, avoiding constipation and diarrhea, don't read on the toilet, have a bm in 5 minutes or less or come back later for your bm. Avoid straining. If you have an enlarged prostate(male) and strain to urinate, see a urologist. Otherwise see a colon and rectal surgeon for the hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Can you provide some advice for someone who's had hemorrhoid surgery?

Yes : The best thing you can do is not be constipated. Take fiber, softners, laxatives as needed. Sitz bath, soaking in water , 3-4 times per day also helps. Using wet wipes or washing after bowel movement is better than dry paper towel. ...Read more

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What to do if you have hemorrhoids? how do you know if you need surgery?

What to do if you have hemorrhoids? how do you know if you need surgery?

Hemorrhoids: The treatment of hemorrhoids include putting your bottom in warm water 2 or 3 times a day, rectal suppositories such anusol or preparation H, and high fiber diet which softens the feces and prevents constipation. If the hemorrhoids do not respond to local therapy and diet and especially if they are very painful, protruding from your anus and bleeding surgery should be contemplated ...Read more

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How can you most effectively remove hemorrhoids, preferably without surgery?

Bowel regimen: Long term your best solution to hemorrhoids is bowel regimen; avoid straining/constipation. Fiber, increased fluid intake, stool softeners, probiotics and laxatives, to achieve 2 soft bowel movements per day. Okay to check in with your doc about piles/hemorrhoids. Okay to use salves and local hygiene, (shower and hairdryer the area daily). Good luck . Surgery if all else fails. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoid surgery. How is it done? I have an external one that won't go away

Hemorrhoid surgery. How is it done? I have an external one that won't go away

Variety of methods: Can be cut off, but usually banded - hemorrhoid is pulled up into a tube and a rubber band is slid down over the tube to the base of the hemorrhoid. Hemorrhoid is essentially strangled and falls off after a few days. ...Read more

Anal Swelling (Definition)

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