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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Enlargement or distension of the veins lining the anal canal, which can ...Read more


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How do haemorrhoids occur?

How do haemorrhoids occur?

Depends: They may be associated with constipation and having to bear down to evacuate stool. Also if one sits on the toilet a long time , say as in reading a book, ipad, etc. This will cause the vessels to dilate over time and loose their elasticity over time. ...Read more

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How do people develop esophageal varices?

How do people develop esophageal varices?

Cirrhosis: Scarring of the liver (cirrhosis) interferes with blood flow into the liver substance, especially venous blood coming from the gastrointestinal tract. This results in rerouting of this venous blood which is returned to the heart through esophageal varices, which are veins that become abnormally dilated in order to acommodate this increased volume of blood. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of rectal hemorrhoids?

How long does it take to get rid of rectal hemorrhoids?

Care of hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are a dilation and swelling of the expandable tissue around the rectal opening. Non operative treatment is recommended, and includes a bowel regimen (fiber, stool softners, laxatices to goal of 2 soft bowel movements daily) local sauves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungals, other) and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). Surgery only if above fails. ...Read more

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How do people treat bowel perforation?

How do people treat bowel perforation?

Bowel perforation: Treatment is mostly by surgery if patient has peritonitis. If diverticulitis causes a perforation sometimes long term antibiotics are needed, and surgery may be avoided. ...Read more

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How long can internal hemorrhoids bleed for?

How long can internal hemorrhoids bleed for?

Long time: As long as they are untreated and as long as there may be constipation, irritation, damage or recurrent straining too long at the toilet. See a doctor for an exam to be sure of what you have. Avoid constipation, dink more water, eat more fiver, fruits ; vegetables, add metamucil. ...Read more

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How can alcoholism cause hemorrhoids?

How can alcoholism cause hemorrhoids?

Portal Hypertension: If the alcoholism has damaged the liver and causes increased pressure in the intestinal veins, hemorrhoids can arise due to the increased pressure. Esophageal varices can also result and cause severe bleeding. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How can you get rid of internal hemorrhoids?

Many ways: Topical therapy, infrared coagulation, injection sclerotherapy, rubberband ligation. ...Read more

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How to heal anal fissure? Was prescribed nitroglycerin? How does one get an anal fissure? Tense anal muscles. How to eliminate the source so can heal

How to heal anal fissure? Was prescribed nitroglycerin? How does one get an anal fissure? Tense anal muscles. How to eliminate the source so can heal

Anal fissure: The physiology of a chronic fissure is this: the internal sphincter muscle is an involuntary sphincter. It relaxes when the rectum is distended secondary to a bowel movement. Once the stool comes down and hits the fissure..The base of the fissure is the internal sphincter muscle. It spasms , funnelling the anal canal putting pressure anteriorly and posteriorly. The result..Pain and chronic fissure. ...Read more

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How long do untreated hemorrhoids hurt for after constipation?

How long do untreated hemorrhoids hurt for after constipation?

Hemmorhoids: A thrombosed hem will usually hurt for a few days then gradually resolve, so the worst pain is likely a week or less then slowly better over another couple of weeks. It would hurt a lot less and resolve a lot quicker if you let a surgeon treat it very soon after the clot forms. Then get more fiber in your diet to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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How can you shrink hemorrhoids?

Depends: Minor hemorrhoids can be "shrunk" with proper diet and fluids, avoiding caffeine excess, and correcting diarrhea or constipation issues. ...Read more

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How long can internal hemorrhoids bleed?

Let me explain: They could bleed for a while or longer time, it depend what you do for them. How you know those internal hemorrhoids? They could be some thing else. ...Read more

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How can you treat anal fissure (tear) ?

How can you treat anal fissure (tear) ?

First: You need to have an exam by a doctor to know what you have. At home, anal fissure is "treated" by avoiding constipation, take bowel softeners, drink lots of liquids & avoid caffeine and alcohol, warm bath soaks, anesthetic ointment from your doctor, etc. ...Read more

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How do you reduce/treat rectal itching from external hemorhoids?

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How do you reduce/treat rectal itching from external hemorhoids?

Sitz bath: sitz baths and over the counter steroid creams are the first line treatment for external hemorrhoids. if they continue to itch, then you should see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of chronic anal fissure?

How do you get rid of chronic anal fissure?

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 more

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Can piles or hemorrhoids lead to bowl cancer ?

Can piles or hemorrhoids lead to bowl cancer ?

No: Hemorrhoids are engorged blood vessels under the lining of the rectum/anus. These are benign. They do not turn into colorectal cancer. While constipation is associated with hemorrhoids and some have associated constipation with an increased incidence of colon cancer, there are many confounding factors that explain this increase. The two conditions are not associated. ...Read more

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How long does anal hpv take to become cancer ?

How long does anal hpv take to become cancer ?

Months to many years: The probability that HPV will trigger anal cancers will depend on multiple factors which include the type /strain of the virus, its virulence/oncogenic potential, the status of the immune system of a person, cofactors;In some cases the premalignant and malignant transformation may take months to years and occasionally regress...; in other cases it may take a decade or more for a cancer to occur. ...Read more

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How to cure internal hemorrhoids?

How to cure internal hemorrhoids?

See your PCP: Internal hemorrhoids do not have skin innervation and can be destroyed without anesthetic with laser, and the treatment may be surgical or nonsurgical. See your PCP for proper diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between hemmerhoids and anal cancer ?

How can you tell the difference between hemmerhoids and anal cancer ?

See a doctor...: For an exam. You cannot see the area to tell. Generally a hemorrhoid will be soft & raised & maybe slightly tender. Anal cancer would be more flat & firm and generally not sore. Anal cancer much more rare too. But needs an exam by a doctor to tell. ...Read more

Anal Swelling (Definition)

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