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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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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...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 dont 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?

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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