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How to treat a long term external hemirroids?

How to treat a long term external hemirroids?

External Hemorrhoids: External hemorrhoids can be treated medically or by surgical excision. Surgery can be done under general or local anesthesia and is painful. I recommend it only when medical management fails. In most cases, topical barrier cream, fiber, and fluids and careful hygience suffice. If you consider surgery, try to identify what symptom is bothering you and if is your hemorrhoids or something els. ...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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Are internal hemorrhoids curable or simply temporarily treatable?

Depends: You may be able to avoid irritating the internal hemorrhoids and thus may allow them to be less bothersome, but they may not go away completely. Drink plenty of liquids, eat high river foods, take fiber supplements like metamucil, avoid constipation and straining or sitting too long at the toilet. ...Read more

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How long do treated hemorrhoids last for?

How long do treated hemorrhoids last for?

Variable: It really depends on maintaining bowel habit modifications.Good results can last several years if constipation is avoided.Those with familial tendencies may need retreatments sooner.Office methods have excellent long term results, avoiding surgical recovery time. ...Read more

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How long does hemorrhoid take to heal if treat all that causes it?

How long does hemorrhoid take to heal if treat all that causes it?

Get Right Diagnosis: Most hemorrhoids (varicose veins of anus) are soft, squishy tissue that stretch after straining/having a bm: no pain. If a hemorrhoid becomes firm, enlarged, and tender, it may thrombose (clot). This is treated without surgery w/pain meds and time. Any painful anal lump that is present all the time, however, requires medical attention to assure that the right diagnosis & treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can prolonged sitting on a toilet everyday reading exert enough pressure to cause hemorrhoids or anything else long term?

Can prolonged sitting on a toilet everyday reading exert enough pressure to cause hemorrhoids or anything else long term?

Sitting on toilet: Sitting on the toilet for prolonged period of time waiting for a bowel movement is like putting a tourniquet around your hemorrhoids, so they engorge with blood and then become symptomaticc when passing the stool. For the same reason i discourage sitting on those inflatable donuts when you have rectal pain. Use a broad surfaced bed pillow rather than the donut if needed. Indeed if your are constip. ...Read more

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What are my options for treating hemorrhoids? Already tried a 5 day supply of hydrocortisone suppositories. Do i maybe just need them treated longer?

What are my options for treating hemorrhoids? Already tried a 5 day supply of hydrocortisone suppositories. Do i maybe just need them treated longer?

Sitz baths: Sitz baths at least twice a day will definitely help. Stay on a high fiber diet, drink plenty of fluids, use very soft toilet paper and start a stool softener. If you are not better within 2 weeks, see a gastroenterologist or a colorectal surgeon. ...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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I have painful long lasting hemorrhoid and don't know what to use?

I have painful long lasting hemorrhoid and don't know what to use?

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal canal. This common problem can be painful, but it's usually not serious. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/hemorrhoids-topic-overview-1#1 ...Read more

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How long do hemorrhoids last?

How long do hemorrhoids last?

H veins vs. 'rrhoids: Hemorrhoidal veins are normal. But most people use the term hemorrhoids to indicate they've got problem(s). Some problems wax and wane; others need therapy (topical meds to coagulation, banding or surgery). ...Read more

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How long does an internal hemorrhoid bleed?

How long does an internal hemorrhoid bleed?

They are just veins: Internal hemorrhoids are simply veins underneath the lining of the anal canal starting about 5 cm up. Squeeziong during bm's or internal trauma can make them bulge and bleed. They have low pressure so bleeding should stop quickly though there may be some spotting. The best treatment is to minimize squeezing during bms by keeping them soft. Use medicines that reduce internal anal swelling. ...Read more

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Is it ok to treat hemorrhoids without professional guidance?

Is it ok to treat hemorrhoids without professional guidance?

Care of hemorrhoids: A care team starts with self care: daily shower, then hair dryer the area, apply over the counter salves, Lidocaine gel, and a bowel regimen. The goal is two soft bowel movements daily, to decrease rectal irritation of passing hard, large caliber stools. If your problem persists despite the above care, okay to check in with your doc. You may benefit from a surgery consult. ...Read more

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How did my sister get hemorrhoids and how can she treat them?

How did my sister get hemorrhoids and how can she treat them?

Normal anatomy: Hemorrhoid veins are normal anatomy at the anal opening. These normal veins can develop enlargement or irritation from constipation & straining at the toilet. Avoid constipation & straining at the toilet. Eat high fiber foods, take metamucil. See a surgeon if there is persistent pain or bleeding. ...Read more

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This is my first time having a hemorrhoid and i don't know what to do. How to treat this?

Options: 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, rx creams or suppositories, injections to scar the hemorrhoid, banding to shrivel it up, or surgery. See your doctor for help. ...Read more

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How can I treat my hemorrhoid? What medication can be used to treat a bleeding hemorrhoid?

How can I treat my hemorrhoid? What medication can be used to treat a bleeding hemorrhoid?

Keep moving: Hemorrhoidal cream or witch hazel can be used. Minimize them by not sitting on the toilet to read. If they interfer with your quality of life then seek out a colorectal surgeon. These can be treated and you will feel better. ...Read more

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How can you treat external hemorrhoids?

How can you treat external hemorrhoids?

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 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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How long is to long for external hemorrhoid to bleed?

How long is to long for external hemorrhoid to bleed?

Bleeding: From hemorrhoids can continue as long as they are not treated. Bleeding too long is several days of bleeding. Rectal bleeding needs to be evaluated by a doctor to be sure there is not something else causing the bleeding ; to develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Are proctologists specialized surgeons that only treat hemorrhoids?

Are proctologists specialized surgeons that only treat hemorrhoids?

Not at all!: Most physicians can treat hemorrhoids medically - usually use of supplemental fiber in your diet will cure most symptoms. If this fails, then office techniques can be used. These techniques usually fall under the purview of general surgeons and colorectal surgeons. Some colorectal surgeons who only deal with rectal issues call themselves proctologists. ...Read more

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Do pediatricians treat hemorrhoids and anal fissures?

Do pediatricians treat hemorrhoids and anal fissures?

Yes: In pediatrics both conditions are usually a result of constipation, which if treated properly will help the fissures and hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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