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How To Eliminate Hemorrhoids
Rarely need to.: First, see your doctor to make sure your problem really is hemorrhoids.Serious problems are frequently blamed on "hemorrhoids". Hemorrhoids can usually be treated medically by avoiding constipation and avoiding straning with a bowel movement. If pain/itching present, try soaking in tub. If not better they can be removed by different methods (band ligation or surgery) but i rarely recommend these. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well...: Try a good high fibre diet, generous water intake, and judicious time on the toilet. Do not linger on the stool. Get in, get done, and get up. Otc topical meds could help mild discomfort, as do sitz baths. But, sometimes surgery is necessary, so seek an opinion from a general or colorectal surgeon if symptoms or bleeding become problematic. Good luck. ...Read more
Options: It is important is not to make your hemorrhoids worse. When you have a bowel movement be gentle when you clean yourself off. You can use pre-moistened toweletts to dab your anus. Try not to wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps or ones that contain dyes or aromas. Cotton underwear can be helpful as it absorbs moisture well in the anal area. ...Read more
Fiber/Water: Most constipation can be treated with fiber (like prunes) and proper hydration. Adding a stool softener may also be very effective. Save the laxatives for last and don't take more often then just a few days or laxative dependency may occur. If this does not worth see your healthcare provider a more potent form of laxitive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends.: Hemorrhoid treatment depends on one's symptoms. Start with increasing fiber and water. There are a number of non-resectional approaches (tissue not cut out) as well as surgical removal of symptomatic tissue. However, if the cause of the hemorrhoids is not changed, they will recur even after surgery. See a colorectal surgeon about what approach is best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anal fissure: Sitz baths fir 20 minutes two or three times a day. Apply an anestetic salve which is available in the drug store. Also modify diet by reducing milk and milk product and eat a high fiber diet consisting or more fruits and vegetables, high fibered cereal and eat raisin, dates and figs. Eat these foods tonavoid constipation. ...Read more
Diet and fluids: In general eating a high fiber diet and more importantly, drinking 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluid per day, more if excercising vigorously, should be adequate enough to keep your hemorrhoids quiet. If in doubt or not successful instituting above, get them checked by a colorectal surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: You can never remove all of the external hemorrhoids even with surgery. What most people think are external hemorrhoids are actually residual benign skin tags from prior hemorrhoidal flares. I personally do not recommend witch hazel ever, as many people will develop a sensitivity reaction, like an allergic reaction, to it after repeated use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First,fiber & fluids: Eat foods high in fiber- fruits, veggies, whole grain cereals and breads, drink lots of water. Decrease caffeine and alcohol intake. Don't strain at stool, or read on the toilet. Most people respond to these simple guidelines. Still have concerns? See your doctor or a colorectal surgeon for exam and treatment. Most people do not need hemorrhoid surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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