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How Do You Get Rid Of Internal 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet and fluids: Generally warm tub soaks in plain water for 15-20 minutes several times per day and after a bm, bed rest if severely swollen and correcting constipation and/or diarrhea. Eat a high fiber diet and drink 80-100 oz of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids daily. Occasionaly rubber band ligation or surgery is indicated if the above fails to improve the situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psyllium Fiber: If you want to only care for this without any surgical intervention, then psyllium fiber or an equivalent is likely the best treatment for long term. Make sure you purchase unflavored psyllium. Start with a teaspoon a night mixed in 16 oz of water every night. Unless they are stuck out and causing significant pain or itching, surgery can usually be avoided. You should consider seeing your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start with an exam: The place to start is with an examination by a general or colorectal surgeon. That doctor will be able to assess if you (a) have hemorrhoids and (b) need treatment. All human beings have normal hemorrhoidal cushions in their lower rectum and anus. Once you have been examined, the surgeon can give you a treatment plan. This plan may include surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sphincterotomy: Surgery is usually recommended for patients who have not healed their fissure after at least three months of medical therapy. Surgical treatment for anal fissures is highly effective and recurrence is low. The procedure is called a lateral internal sphincterotomy and involves cutting a portion of the internal anal sphincter muscle. This helps the fissure heal and decreases pain and spasm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood vessels: Hemorrhoids are related to outpouchings of blood vessels near the anus. There are 2 kinds, internal and external. The external variety usually causes more symptoms. They can often be treated by eliminating constipation, but if this does not help there are operations to remove them. Sometimes they also occur during pregnancy, and go away afterwards. ...Read more
Diet and position: Although they may not totally disappear, hemorrhoids can be lessened by a diet high in fibre, good hydration, very moderate alcohol, and efficient use of the bathroom. When you assume the position for bowel function, be purposeful. Don't be distracted by reading material or digital devices. When you are done, get up and get moving. This should help. Good luck. ...Read more
Veins: Hemorrhoids are normal veins in the anal canal. They can become inflamed or enlarged with constipation or prolonged and repeated straining to have a bowel movement. Treated at home by avoiding constipation, drink plenty of liquids, eat more fiber (fruits, vegetables, metamucil), avoid junk foods. See a surgeon if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Depends: Mostly women have residual skin tags following hemorrhoid flares during pregnancy as a result of constipation and straining. The tags are benign and i don't recommend removing them. True hemorrhoid problems should be avoided by a good high fiber diet and drinking lots of fluids and preferably non alcoholic, non caffeinated fluids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Crabs: They are organisms that are classified as STDs and are found on your skin in the genital areas and also at the wrists and waist band of your cloths. There are a number of good treatments but both you and your partner should be treated simultaneously or else you can ping pong it back and forth to each other. Also, clean your bed sheets well. ...Read more
Surgical procedure: Banding & other surgical procedures are only way to get rid of hemorrhioids, whether external or internal. Topical steroids can decrease itch & inflammation. However, more fiber, fluids & exercise can help minimize constipation & need for pushing (valsalva maneuver) that increases hemorrhoids (and diverticulosis). ...Read more
constipation: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active if possible. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. ...Read more
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