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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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