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I am getting a lot of hemorrhoids. Is this dangerous?

I am getting a lot of hemorrhoids. Is this dangerous?

Not necessarily: Hemorrhoids aren't really dangerous, but can be very uncomfortable and may be a sign of other problems such as a poor diet (low fiber, low water, etc). Rarely they can be a sign of liver circulation problems. See your doctor to make sure you are up to date with screening labs, colonoscopy, etc. Treatment varies from topical creams, stool softeners, or even banding or surgery. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more


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Are hemorrhoids dangerous? How are they removed? When to know to get it removed?

Are hemorrhoids dangerous? How are they removed? When to know to get it removed?

In general no: But occasionally will loose so much blood constantly then could be dangerous due to loss of blood. Do not self diagnose first make sure they are, not a tumor. You have to get them removed for the above reason, long standing intractability all other measures failed, complete prolapse with severe pain and unable to reduce them ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids! I get them a lot and they're painful, and they're frustrating. What can I do?

Hemorrhoids! I get them a lot and they're painful, and they're frustrating. What can I do?

Depends on how bad: 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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Is it dangerous to have a hemorrhoid for 2 years? How to get rid of it fast and completely forever?

Is it dangerous to have a hemorrhoid for 2 years? How to get rid of it fast and completely forever?

Resection: Hemorrhoids are varicose veins, There are external as well as internal forms which can thrombose, and even bleed. If conservative treatment including local salves and warm soaks don't work rubber banding or local surgical excision may have to be employed to eliminate them ...Read more

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I have had a hemorrhoid for a couple of months now, IV tried several treatments and I drink lots of water and eat fibre, any suggestions to get rid?

I have had a hemorrhoid for a couple of months now, IV tried several treatments and I drink lots of water and eat fibre, any suggestions to get rid?

You are already: Doing some helpful things. It is important not to make hemorrhoids worse. Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the anus. Don’t wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps that contain dyes or aromas. Cotton underwear is helpful as it absorbs moisture well. Insure you are staying physically active. ...Read more

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I drive a lot and am diabetic and have had bypass surgery some 8 years ago. I get hemorrhoids often. I am reluctant to releve myself due to pain?

Constipation: Many bypass patients don't drink enough liquids everyday and get constipated. Make sure you are drinking 64 ounces of liquid a day and you can also take MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) too. ...Read more

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Doc prescribed me proctosol for enteral hemorrhoids. I can't get cream to go in rectum and I'm on a lot of pain. How do I get cream in?

Doc prescribed me proctosol for enteral hemorrhoids. I can't get cream to go in rectum and I'm on a lot of pain. How do I get cream in?

Don't force it: Internal hemorrhoids typically don't cause pain, unless they are prolapsed and thromboses. Sometimes the pain is caused by an anal fissure rather than a hemorrhoid, in which case placing anything into the anal canal will be very painful and won't help either. ...Read more

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How can I get hemorrhoids to go away?

How can I get hemorrhoids to go away?

Tincture of Time: Acute flare ups are typically self-limited. If there is a thrombosed hemorrhoid this too will also go away althought you may end up with a tag of extra tissue. Repeated flare ups can lead to a prominence of extra hemorrhoidal tissue that will not go away and may need surgical intervention.
Avoid constipation and use good bowel habits. No reading on the toilet. ...Read more

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How serious or dangerous are hemorrhoids?

How serious or dangerous are hemorrhoids?

Not very: Risks are bleeding and thrombosis. Not gently life threatening. ...Read more

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What happens you get a external hemorrhoid banded?

What happens you get a external hemorrhoid banded?

Painful: There are internal & external hemorrhoids. Internal ones can be banded because there are no skin nerve pain fibers, as compared to external ones. External ones have skin pain nerve fibers & would not be comfortable to band those. Banding internal hemorrhoids may make the external ones resolve if they are not too large. ...Read more

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Can I still get hemorrhoids after a hemorrhoidectmy?

Can I still get hemorrhoids after a hemorrhoidectmy?

Yes: Hemorrhoidal tissue is normal for everyone. U can not remove all of it as it will cause severe structure. Then u can't have a vowel movement. Best thing is to avoid constipation. ...Read more

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Will I need to get my hemorrhoids surgically treated?

Will I need to get my hemorrhoids surgically treated?

Quality of life: You have hemorrhoids. You are wondering if surgery would help. You quality of life is important. Talk to your surgeon. If you are finding hemorrhoids are interfering with your quality of life then get surgery. If you feel they are not then continue to manage them. Most patients describe relief after hemorrhoids are treated. They can recursive don't forget. ...Read more

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How old are people, usually, when they get hemorrhoids?

Anywhere from: Birth to 70'sand above. Hemorrhoids are normal veins that we are all born with. Irritation of the hemorrhoids can cause flareups at any age. Avoid constipation and chronic diarrhea. Treat the hemorrhoids nicely and they will be with you for a lifetime. ...Read more

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Can you get medications for hemorrhoids at the drug store?

Can you get medications for hemorrhoids at the drug store?

Can: Most over the counter hemorrhoid preps are just "band-aids" and usually won't work for long if at all. Patients need to determine the cause of their symptoms and correct that. The creams can help control symptoms during the treatment of the underlying cause, but they are not the long term answer to hemorrhoid symptoms. ...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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Are hemorrhoids normal? Does everybody get them at some point?

Are hemorrhoids normal? Does everybody get them at some point?

Hemorrhoid causes: Not everyone get hemorrhoids. They can happen with increased venous pressure, straining, lifting, coughing. They don't impact your long term health, but they cause a lot of distress. Okay to check in with your doc for advise and exam. ...Read more

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Is there a quick and easy way to get relief from my hemorrhoids?

Is there a quick and easy way to get relief from my hemorrhoids?

Ice/heat & topical: Alternate ice and heat the first 24 hours, then heat only--sit in tub of moderately hot water. Apply topical medication containing cortisone. Anti-inflammatory meds (ibuprofen, etc.) will help with the pain & swelling. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is common to get hemorrhoids at a young age?

Yes: Hemorrhoids are caused by high pressure in the anorectal canal during defecation. A high fiber diet or taking fiber such as metamucil can prevent them, or greatly reduce symptoms caused by them. ...Read more

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Should you get a bleeding hemorrhoid fixed before taking a fob test?

Should you get a bleeding hemorrhoid fixed before taking a fob test?

Fob test?: What is that? Hemmoroids are usually self limiting but if persist and coney to bleed then need to address. ...Read more

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Dr: I have external hemorrhoid can you guide me the way I get health?

Hemorrhoid: External hemorrhoids can cause bleeding and/or pain. If either of those are present you need to see your doctor to determine if surgery to remove them may be needed. If the hemorrhoid is not causing symptoms, to prevent them from worsening, drink plenty of water and take fiber to prevent constipation because straining can make them worse. Avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting. ...Read more

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I have an external hemorrhoid and I was wondering if I could get some advice?

EAT RIGHT: You need to keep your bowel soft and avoid spicy food
if you are having pain you can use any of the medication available OTC from ointment, suppository or wipes
if the pain bad need to use sitz bath or you can sit in warm water in the tub
if the pain is not releaved you need to go and see a doctor you mighr have a thrombosed hemorrhoid and you might need some intervention ...Read more

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Will hemorrhoids get better? It's been about a month only had 5 days of no flareups.

Will hemorrhoids get better? It's been about a month only had 5 days of no flareups.

Maybe: External hemorrhoids usually hurt and occassionally bleed, internal hemorrhoids usually bleed without pain unless they prolapse to the outside. Prolapsed internal hemorrhoids are not external hemorrhoids and are treated differently than true external hemorrhoids. Bleeding and pain is often a fissure. Get a colon and rectal surgeon to evaluate it properly. ...Read more

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How likely will I get complications from hemorrhoids that lead to surrounding tissue death?

Not likely: If they get large and prolapse they can be very painful and lead to issues like tissue death. But for most they are a bother. See a surgeon who specializes in them and discuss. ...Read more

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How often do hemorrhoids become strangulated? What are the symptoms of a strangulated hemorrhoid and how dangerous are they?

How often do hemorrhoids become strangulated? What are the symptoms of a strangulated hemorrhoid and how dangerous are they?

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids don't become strangulated, but can become thrombosed in which case they become quite painful and tender. A surgeon or proctologist would have to remove the blood clot under local anesthesia to take care of the problem. Bleeding is another complication of hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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I am trying to gain weight so I eat a lot. I also use the bathroom a lot. Could this be the cause of my hemorrhoid? What should I do

Yes: Frequent bm's can worsen hemorrhoids. Ideally you should have one soft bm daily. Extra fiber can help with regularity issues. ...Read more

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Don't remember when I had a hemorrhoid, but it did hurt a lot during BM and wiping. Pain is gone but year? Later it's still there. Anything I can do?

Don't remember when I had a hemorrhoid, but it did hurt a lot during BM and wiping. Pain is gone but year? Later it's still there. Anything I can do?

Prob not hemorrhoid: Hemorrhoids do not have nerves so they so not hurt despite what the commercials say. Your symptoms are more likely from a fissure which is a crack in the skin of the anal canal which causes a cutting burning sensation. Usually from constipation. Can heal spontaneously ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hemorrhoid????

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 more

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Can you get hemorrhoids from anal?

Unlikely: Trauma to the ano-rectal region may result in an anal fissure (a tear in the lining) which can be painful. Hemorrhoids are normal swellings of tissue in the anal canal, and are aggravated by straining, hard stools, and poor bowel habits. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a hemorrhoid?

How can I get rid of a hemorrhoid?

Diet and exercise: Eating a balanced diet, rich in fiber, is one of the most effective lifestyle changes you can make for your hemorrhoids. A high-fiber diet, together with plenty of fluids, softens the stool and increases its bulk, which will help you avoid the straining that can cause hemorrhoids or worsen symptoms from existing hemorrhoids. Along with a healthy diet, exercise can help ease bowel movements. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a hemorrhoid in your testicle?

Is it possible to get a hemorrhoid in your testicle?

Varicoceles occur: Collection of tortuous veins in left scrotum, feel like a "bag of worms" when standing ; can not be felt when recumbent. No you do not get hemorrhoids in the scrotum or testicle.
Varicoceles usually do not, but may cause any pain or discomfort. See a urologist if your condition causes any significant discomfort. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hemorrhoids?

How do I get rid of hemorrhoids?

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 more

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How can I get rid of hemorrhoids?

How can I get rid of hemorrhoids?

Options: Topicaltherapy, infection sclerotherapy, infrared coagulation, rubberband ligation. ...Read more

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How to get rid of hemorrhoids fast?

No magic lotion: Te fastest way is to have surgery, then you will be miserable for two weeks with pain
if they are internal, a surgeon can ligate them in the office with a rubber band, painless procedure.
if they are external, laser, or injection might give some relief.
if they are thrombosed removing the clot will give a fast relief.
avoid them by regulation your bowels, hydrate well, eat fruits, fibers, exercise. ...Read more

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