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Dr. Eric Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
38 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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M58, an intern performed digital rectal examination in ER, this flared up hemorrhoids(hope he not made fistula).how to treat this, ?

M58, an intern performed digital rectal examination in ER, this flared up hemorrhoids(hope he not made fistula).how to treat this, ?

Start with : One of the over the counter hemorrhoid creams. Use baby wipes to wipe. If that does not work you will have to talk to your doc for a prescription , ...Read more

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Dr. Kirpal Singh Dr. Singh
Surgery
20 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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This treatment is usually performed on internal hemorrhoids, but it can be effective on external hemorrhoids as well?

This treatment is usually performed on internal hemorrhoids, but it can be effective on external hemorrhoids as well?

No: Internal hemorrhoids do not have pain fibers like the skin does overlying the external ones. It will cause excruciating pain. It will like getting sharply pinched constantly around ur anus 24/7. Healing may also differ as it may cause spasm on internal sphincter that can add to prolong pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead Dr. Hammerstead
Surgery - Trauma
46 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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I'm having a severe bleeding hemorrhoid. Been to ED once already. what should I do?

I'm having a severe bleeding hemorrhoid.  Been to ED once already. what should I do?

Surgeon: I suggest surgical excision and definitive treatment. I would also suggest Sitz baths 3-4 times daily and the use of OTC hemorrhoidal preparations such as Anusol or have your physician call in Anusol HC or Procto- Foam. http://www.healthguidance.org/entry/14749/1/Sitz-Bath-Recipe.html ...Read more

Dr. Carolyn Messere Dr. Messere
Surgery - Colorectal
18 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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What is a tomy hemorrhoid?

What is a tomy hemorrhoid?

Not sure: I have never heard of a tomy hemorrhoid. Are you certain that is the right term? ...Read more

Dr. Adam Kopelan Dr. Kopelan
Surgery
21 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Why is my hemorrhoid white?

Perianal mass: That would be an unusual color for a hemorrhoid. While hemorrhoids are a common diagnosis, there are other conditions which could be confused for a hemorrhoid such as an abscess. An evaluation by a general or colorectal surgeon would be recommended. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
38 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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What is done for a hemorrhoid?

What is done for a hemorrhoid?

Depends: On whether it is internal or external, just swollen or thrombosed, bleeding or not and whether you are sure it is a hemorrhoid and not an abscess. Bet bet is a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Robertson Dr. Robertson
Surgery
32 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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What is the medicine for hemorrhoid?

What is the medicine for hemorrhoid?

High Residue!: Hydrocortisone suppositories or cream is helpful for acute flare-ups, but more important is a high residue diet & fiber supplements to avoid constipation. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Pop my own hemorrhoid, is that okay?

Pop my own hemorrhoid, is that okay?

No, please don't !: This could lead to injury or infection. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to be enough water to submerge the anal area. Soak for about 15 minutes – several times a day. An alternative is placing ¼ cup of witch hazel ; warm water in a basin. Soak for at least 15 minutes, at least twice a day. See your doctor for more help. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Stevens Dr. Stevens
Surgery
20 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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What's an effective treament for a hemorrhoid?

What's an effective treament for a hemorrhoid?

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are very common. They occur from a stasis of blood flow in the blood vessels that go to our lower intestines. As you get older you are less active and sit for longer periods of time. Do not sit on the toilet to read. Use a soft wet type of tissue for wiping. Over the counter medicated pads may help with inflammation. See doctor if worsens. Exercise and eat fiber. ...Read more

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Dr. Jarrod Kaufman Dr. Kaufman
Surgery
25 years in practice
Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine
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How to tell if I have a hemorrhoid or something else?

How to tell if I have a hemorrhoid or something else?

Hemmorhoids: Many people present with "piles" and this can actually be the issue or one of many other problems that your doctor can help there are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help with these common problems. Both constipation and diarrhea can lead to this condition as well it is best if you consult with a general or colorectal surgeon to help with this matter. ...Read more

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Dr. Wendell Goins Dr. Goins
Surgery
38 years in practice
Howard University College of Medicine
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Dr. Jarrod Kaufman Dr. Kaufman
Surgery
25 years in practice
Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine
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What is hemorrhoids?

What is hemorrhoids?

Hemmorhoids: It is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to either constipation or diarrhea. Hemorrhoids should be evaluated by a colo-rectal or general surgeon you will require dietary, bathroom habit modifications and sometimes office based procedures if medical management is ineffective. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
50 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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What is hemorrhoids?

What is hemorrhoids?

A hemi is like a -: -like a varicose vein but is located in the rectum. They can B internal, meaning they R not visible from the outside, or external which can B seen protruding from the rectum. They can clot & B very painful, or U may notice blood in Ur stool. If there is concern C Ur PCP 4eval. ...Read more

Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY Dr. IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
24 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What causes hemorrhoids?

What causes hemorrhoids?

Piles: Aging, obesity, pregnancy, chronic constipation or diarrhea, excessive use of enemas or laxatives, straining during bowel movements, and spending too much time on the toilet are considered contributing factors. Heredity may also play a part in some cases. There is no reason to believe that hemorrhoids are caused by jobs requiring, for instance, heavy lifting or long hours of sitting, although >>. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
38 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Are hemorrhoids painful?

Are hemorrhoids painful?

Maybe: External hemorrhoids usually hurt and occassionally bleed, internal hemorrhoids usually bleed without pain unless they prolapse to the outside. Prolapsed internal hemorrhoids are not external hemorrhoids and are treated differently than true external hemorrhoids. Bleeding and pain is often a fissure. Get a colon and rectal surgeon to evaluate it properly. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Zadeh Dr. Zadeh
Surgery
13 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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What causes hemorrhoids?

What causes hemorrhoids?

Pressure.: Too much pressure on the veins in the pelvic and rectal area causes hemorrhoids. Normally, tissue inside the anus fills with blood to help control bowel movements. If you strain to move stool, the increased pressure causes the veins in this tissue to swell and stretch. This can cause hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids often develop in people with constipation, those who are overweight, or during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Medicene of hemorrhoids?

Medicene of hemorrhoids?

Things to do: It is important not to make hemorrhoids worse. Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the anus. Don’t wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps that contain dyes or aromas. Cotton underwear is helpful as it absorbs moisture well. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to >. ...Read more

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Anal Swelling (Definition)

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