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At what point would you recommend the removal of hemorrhoids?

At what point would you recommend the removal of hemorrhoids?

Quality of life: Hemorrhoids should be removed surgically when medical management has failed and symptoms are greatly affecting your quality of life. ...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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Why am I still bleeding after hemorrhoid removal?

Why am I still bleeding after hemorrhoid removal?

Not unusual: small amount of bleeding after hemorrhoidectomy is normal, it may take up 2 weeks to go away completely. You may see small amount of blood in the toilet tissue as well. You should contact your surgeon if the bleeding is profuse and goes beyond the 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of hemorrhoid skin tag removal?

What are the health risks of hemorrhoid skin tag removal?

Often nothing: There is no risk from removing these skin tags other than possibility of superficial infection and pain. ...Read more

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What are the risks for skin tag removal of hemorrhoids?

What are the risks for skin tag removal of hemorrhoids?

No real risks: Except infection which is minimal. The real problem is that in healing after surgery, skin tags can reform, they are usually smaller but your bottom will probably never look like a baby's bottom. Additionally, insurance may consider it cosmetic and therefore would not cover the surgery. I frankly discourage patient s from having the tags removed. If hygeine is due to pasty smeary stools, removing. ...Read more

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How can you treat hemorrhoid at the comfort of home?

Fiber: The simple answer is diet and fiber. Try to avoid foods that constipated you. Add a fiber supplement powder to your diet. Don't sit on the toilet for extended periods of time. Use a barrier cream or low grade Hydrocortisone cream from time to time as needed. If there is any bleeding, however, you should see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for an internal hemorrhoid?

What are some home remedies for an internal hemorrhoid?

Watch your diet: Drink a lot of fluids, avoid constipation and straining. Eat healthy and avoid fast foods. Take a stool softener if the stool is on the hard side. For burning and discomfort you can use prep h. Soaking your bottom in water also helps. If you have been dealing with constipation for a long time contact your primary doc as you may need further workup. ...Read more

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What are a few of the most effective ways to treat a hemorrhoid at home?

What are a few of the most effective ways to treat a hemorrhoid at home?

Take care of yourself: Healthy high fibre diet , plenty of fluids , avoid constipation , if needed take stool softeners don't need rx , and local care avoid medications like tylenol (acetaminophen) with Codeine etc that cause constipation ...Read more

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I think i got my first hemorrhoid yesterday. What is the quickest way at home to make it go away. How dangerous are they?

I think i got my first hemorrhoid yesterday. What is the quickest way at home to make it go away. How dangerous are they?

Let me help you: First you have to be sure it is hemorrhoid? Then treating minor hemorrhoid. 1-keep your bowel soft. 2-sits bath for 15 minutes with warm water. 3_keep that area clean. 4-use medication form the drug store. If did not help consult your doctor. ...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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Docs, could a thrombosed hemorrhoid be treated at home?

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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How can u treat hemorrhoids at home?

How can u treat hemorrhoids at home?

Time works but...: Depends on what you have already tried. The first things are conservative including increasing fluid and fiber in diet to ensure that you bms are soft, losing weight, limiting the time sitting on the toilet. Flare ups are then treated with creams, ointments. If still a problem you could try banding and finally excision/ligation. Surgery is the last, definitive treatment for this. ...Read more

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What are good available hemorrhoids home remedies?

What are good available hemorrhoids home remedies?

Symptoms?: Depends on what you have already tried. The first things are conservative including infcreasing fluid and fiber in diet to ensure that you bms are soft, losing weight, limiting the time sitting on the toilet. Flare ups are then treated with creams, ointments. If still a problem you could try banding and finally excision/ligatiom. Surgery is really the only definitive treatment for this. ...Read more

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Is it ok to treat a thrombosed hemorrhoid at home?

Yes: With some time and tlc, it will get better. Avoid trauma to the area by keeping your stools soft with fiber supplements. Use warm tub baths or sitz baths 2-3 times a day and try a medicated pain-relieving cream if you need to. It should get better over 5-7 days. If the pain persists, or if the swelling doesn't go away, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there effective home remedies to treat hemorrhoids?

Are there effective home remedies to treat hemorrhoids?

Yes: High fiber diet, 20-25 grams of fiber per day, 80-100 ounces of non caffeniated, non alcoholic fluids per day, more if you have a very physical job or excercise or travel by plane frequently. Also some med may require additional fluid intake as well. ...Read more

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What home remedies can I try for persistent hemorrhoids?

What home remedies can I try for persistent hemorrhoids?

Sitz bath: This is warm water and epsom salts in a bath.It does work. ...Read more

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I have painless external thrombosed hemorrhoid. How can I treat it at home?

Avoid constipation: Constipation and pushing hard to have a bowel movement can cause hemorrhoids. Avoid constipation by increasing fiber in your diet or adding a fiber supplement. A stool softener can also help. Once you stop pushing hard the hemorrhoid sometimes shrinks. Make sure a physician like a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist looks at it to make sure it is not cancer or warts (not likely to be cancer). ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good available hemorrhoids what are good home remedies?

Could you tell me what are good available hemorrhoids what are good home remedies?

Care of hemorrhoids: Home therapy for hemorrhoids: bowel regimen (fiber, stool softeners, water, juice probiotics, laxatives to achieve two soft bowel movements daily), salves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungals), and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). If this therapy fails to control hemorrhoids, then go see your doc. There are more medical therapies and safe surgical procedures. ...Read more

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Can I get rid of this hemorrhoid at home?

NO: Is it thrombosed? (red and painfully swollen) please do not try to lance it - terrible idea with high risk of bleeding and infection. Some topical and suppositories can reduce swelling but not "get rid of" symptomatic hemorrhoids. You need to see a doctor. ...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 are some home remedies for external hemorrhoids?

Hygiene: The recommendations include a high fiber diet and plenty of fluids to avoid constipation and scrupulous hygiene with wet wipes and warm baths. Surgery can help to remove any tissue which is causing symptoms see a surgeon. ...Read more

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What can I do for external hemorrhoid at home . It's painful. I try to push it back in but that doesn't work . Not bleeding . ?

What can I do for  external hemorrhoid at home . It's painful. I try to push it back in but that doesn't work . Not bleeding . ?

May be thrombosed: A thrombosed hemorrhoid occurs when the blood vessel within the hemorrhoid becomes clotted. It then becomes swollen and painful. The natural history is that the blood clot will eventually dissolve, but it will often takes 2 wks or more. Sitting in a tub of warm water may help with pain, as sell as Proctofoam. But I see a lot of pts who have tried these without relief and they request operation ...Read more

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Hi, I have a dark external hemorrhoid and an internal hemorrhoid and I am wondering what home creams and remedies you can suggest to minimize these?

Hi, I have a dark external hemorrhoid and an internal hemorrhoid and I am wondering what home creams and remedies you can suggest to minimize these?

Fiber: The best home remedie is diet modification. Try to get about 20-30 grams of fiber per day. This will make sure your stool is soft and you don't strain to have a bowel movement. This will make sure you don't aggravate the existing problem. Preparation h works will with current hemorrhoids. If they persist, you should see a general surgeon for further treatment options. ...Read more

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