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External hemorrhoid home treatment suggestions?

External hemorrhoid home treatment suggestions?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): The first line treatment for hemorrhoids is actually making sure that no hard stools are passing by the swollen hemorrhoidal tissue and causing more trauma and inflammation. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and generic MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) works well for most people to make the stool soft and allow healing of the hemorrhoids. If that doesn't solve the problem or if there is any bleeding then go see a surgeon for further treatment. ...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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What surgical procedures exist for thrombosed external hemorrhoids? what other treatment will hasten recovery?

What surgical procedures exist for thrombosed external hemorrhoids?  what other treatment will hasten recovery?

Excision or drainage: The only surgical procedure for thrombosed external hemorrhoid is to open the skin and drain it usually under local anesthesia in an office setting or to excise the entire hemorrhoid and clot and this also can be done under local. Banding and similar procedures are done for INTERNAL hemorrhoids. Important to know thrombosis will resolve without procedure with hot sitz bath and time. ...Read more

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Does laser treatment work to remove external hemorrhoids?

Does laser treatment work to remove external hemorrhoids?

Yes: Lasers can be used o surgically remove hemorrhoids, but it still painful surgery. Internal hemorrhoids can be treated in painless non surgical fashion. ...Read more

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Treatment for hemrhoid?

Treatment for hemrhoid?

Two ways: Non surgical: most hemorrhoids can be treated with simple changes to diet and bowel habits. Fixative procedures include tying off the hemorrhoids with a rubber band or using heat, lasers, or electric current to create scar tissue (coagulation therapy). Surgical: surgical removal of hemorrhoids. Some we mix both methods. ...Read more

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Is rubber band ligation surgery recommended for treating hemorrhoids?

Is rubber band ligation surgery recommended for treating hemorrhoids?

Depends: Depends on the anatomy (size, location, number) of your hemorrhoids. For the right kind of hemorrhoids it is an excellent and easy solution, though not entirely risk free. ...Read more

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Is rubber band ligation surgery a good treatment for hemorrhoids?

Is rubber band ligation surgery a good treatment for hemorrhoids?

It can be: Rubber band ligation works well for nonpainful internal hemorrhoids. It requires no sedation or anesthesia and can typically be done in the office setting. It is a generally safe procedurpost procedure patients generally report a fullness and sometimes a feeling of needing to go to the bathroom. Hemorrhoids can recur after ligation and after excisional hemorrhoidectomy. ...Read more

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Best treatment for an anal fissure?

Best treatment for an anal fissure?

Anal fissure: The management of primary anal fissures is generally non-operative and includes increased dietary fibre, warm baths, topical ointments and sometimes botulinum toxin injections. If these treatments are ineffective then surgical intervention may be considered ...Read more

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How painful is external hemorrhoid surgery?

Care of hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are dilation and swelling of the expandable tissue around the rectal opening. Non operative treatment recommended, and includes bowel regimen (fiber, stool softners, laxatices to goal of 2 soft bowel movements daily) local sauves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungals, other) and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). Surgery only if above fails. Post op pain is expected, manageable. ...Read more

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What is the recurrence rate for an excision of a thrombosed external hemorhoid?

What is the recurrence rate for an excision of a thrombosed external hemorhoid?

None: The thrombosed one that was incised and drained will not come back. but another one may happen as long as the condition of constipation continues. ...Read more

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What surgery is best for fissures and hemorrhoids treatment?

Anal fissure: An exam under anesthesia, is the first part of the rectal operation. While you are comfortable and under general anesthesia your surgeon will examine the rectum, and make best judgment for actual procedure. In many cases there will be a finding on the exam that impacts your surgeons options to benefit your health. Be well. ...Read more

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What is hemmorhoid banding?

What is hemmorhoid banding?

Office procedure: Hemorrhoid banding is an office procedure where the doctor actually places a very small specialized rubber band on an internal hemorrhoid to ligate the vein and cause the hemorrhoid vein to collapse and seal shut. It is for internal hemorrhoid treatment. ...Read more

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What treatment for anal fistula?

An infection: In the perianal region, usually derived from the anal glands inside the rectum. A fistula is an abnormal communication between two organs, in this case the rectum and the skin outside the anus. Both require evaluation and often surgery to permanently resolve and prevent recurrences or complications. ...Read more

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Is neo healar effective for external hemorrhoids and anal fissures.Will it cure completely after 3 weeks.?

Is neo healar effective for external hemorrhoids and anal fissures.Will it cure completely after 3 weeks.?

Anal fissure: If anal fissures are present, this product is unlikely to resolve them. This situation should be evaluated by a gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Treatment for severe pain prolapsed hemorrhoid?

Treatment for severe pain prolapsed hemorrhoid?

Hemorroids: Exam under anesthesia, the first part of rectal surgery when non-operative care isn't working. While you are comfortable under ga your surgeon examines the rectum. Prolapsing hemorrhoids are surgically treatable. Be well. ...Read more

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What is the treatment to shrink or remove external hemorrhoids?

What is the treatment to shrink or remove external hemorrhoids?

Shrink vs remove: External hemorrhoids hurt when inflamed. Creams, ointments can help with flareups as can avoiding constipation by keeping your fluid and fiber up and dropping weight if obese. Still, these things do not remove the hemorrhoid. If a continuing problem or if acutely painful (thrombosed) then excision with surgery is the answer. This can be done as an outpatient. Good luck. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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What is treatment for rectal prolapse?

What is treatment for rectal prolapse?

Depends on symptoms: Rectal prolapse is most common in older people, and treatment options take into account a person's medical fitness and suitability for operative treatment. Abdominal surgery approaches have higher risks, but lower recurrence rate. Alternatively, resection through the perineum is lower risk, but has a higher recurrence rate. ...Read more

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Is it safe to band external hemmorrhoids at home? What does external hemmorrhoid surgery cost? With no insurance! have one external hemmorrhoid

Is it safe to band external hemmorrhoids at home? What does external hemmorrhoid surgery cost? With no insurance! have one external hemmorrhoid

Never: Attempt any kind of surgery in your home! great care goes into surgery of any kind to prevent infection and improve healing. I have personally seen the disasters of such actions as we try to correct a botched self surgery. You can work with most surgical offices to set up easy payment plans to allow the surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is snare polypectomy used for hemmroid surgery?

Is snare polypectomy used for hemmroid surgery?

No, but banding is.: Appropriately sized internal hemorrhoids can be treated by rubber band ligation, often in the office without anesthesia. This is a tried and true treatment for bothersome internal hemorrhoids. Snare polypectomy is a technique used during colonoscopy to remove larger polypoid growths in the colon. ...Read more

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What is rectal prolapse vs hemorroids and anal swelling?

What is rectal prolapse vs hemorroids and anal swelling?

Rectal prolapse: Is where the entire rectum protrudes through the anus, hemmoroids will just be individual bulges of dilated blood vessels. If there are multiple hemmorhoids the difference can be hard to feel and has to be seen by experienced eyes. ...Read more