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Can hemorrhoid banding and laser coagulation cause slight prostate inflammation?

Can hemorrhoid banding and laser coagulation cause slight prostate inflammation?

PROSTATITIS EVAL: YES IT CAN : PROSTATITIS CAN B tough to treat. Hopefully you have seen a urologist recently. Tx with doxycycline. I would recheck labs /UA C&S. & testosterone if no response ,cipro (ciprofloxacin) may be needed for 8-10wks. Recheck labs and culture. You also need abdominal/pelvic/prostate US R/O prostate stones. Also switch to gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may also be tried if no change. ...Read more

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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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Can you have some bleeding a few days after laser coagulation for internal hemorrhoids?

Can you have some bleeding a few days after laser coagulation for internal hemorrhoids?

Yes: very common in first week after treatment as they are healing. hard stools can also exacerbate it. ...Read more

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I had banding two weeks ago and two laser coagulation a for hemorrhoids, how long does it take for inflammation and bleeding to get better?

I had banding two weeks ago and two laser coagulation a for hemorrhoids, how long does it take for inflammation and bleeding to get better?

It varies.: What a pain in the "you know what!" -( You should notice gradual improvement in the next few weeks. Follow your doctor's aftercare instructions. Use gentle baby wipes after a bowel movement. A stool softener may make your stool less painful & less likely to irritate the injured areas. Sitz baths, OTC pain relievers and a steroid cream may give you some relief from your symptoms. Get well! ...Read more

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How effective is infrared photocoagulation in treating hemoroids? How does the cost compare to other surgeries?

How effective is infrared photocoagulation in treating hemoroids? How does the cost compare to other surgeries?

See below: Bipolar, infrared and laser coagulation are generally effective for treatment of grade 1 and grade 2 hemorrhoids. It may be associated with higher recurrence rate compared to rubber band ligation, but with fewer side effects. Other options include sclerotherapy, open/closed surgical excision and stapled hemorrhoidectomy. Surgical intervention is usually more expensive than an office procedure. ...Read more

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How to get hemorrhoid removed?

How to get hemorrhoid removed?

See you doctor: Removing hemorrhoids is a surgical procedure. See your doctor/surgeon. ...Read more

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How can you treat a hemorrhoid?

How can you treat a hemorrhoid?

Hemorrhoid help: I agree w dr. Hoepfner. 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. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm. ...Read more

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What should I do about hemorrhoid?

What should I do about hemorrhoid?

Veins: Hemorrhoids are normal veins in the anal canal. They can become inflamed or enlarged with constipation or prolonged and repeated straining to have a bowel movement. Treated at home by avoiding constipation, drink plenty of liquids, eat more fiber (fruits, vegetables, metamucil), avoid junk foods. See a surgeon if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What to do if hemorrhoid problems?

What to do if hemorrhoid problems?

Here you go..: Stay well hydrated, add a bulk laxative (e.g. metamucil,) eat a balanced diet with fibre, and be efficient when using the toilet. Do not linger. there are many topical hemorrhoidal agents, e.g. Anusol, which you can use. If necessary, seek help from a colorectal surgeon or general surgeon with anorectal experience. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to know if I've got a hemorrhoid?

How to know if I've got a hemorrhoid?

The symptoms: Hemorrhoids are engorged vascular tissue, usually up in the rectum just above the anus. Symptoms are generally pain or bleeding. Occasionally a blood clot, thrombosis will occur on the outside with is suddenly painful and swollen , and responds quickly to excision if done in a timely fashion. ...Read more

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