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How Hemorrhoids Develop
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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