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Non Surgical Hemorrhoid Treatment
Yes for mild cases: There are a number of office based treatments for hemorrhoids although the success rates plummet as the severity of the hemorrhoids increase. Internals tend to be painless and can be treated easily in the office with banding, sclerotheraapy, irc, cryo or any number of other ablative techniques. For advance externals, often nothing short of surgery will fix. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My husband has a hemorrhoid sticking out of his anus, can he take medications to treat or should he opt for a surgical treatment to get rid of it?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get diagnosed first: The short answer is no. The proper answer is see a doctor who can do an exam and correctly diagnose the problem first- such as a colorectal surgeon. Most patients with hemorrhoids get enough relief with nonoperative management, so surgery is reserved for those who don't respond. I always start with making sure folks have enough fiber and water in their daily diet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Soften stools: Hemorrhoids are varicose veins of the anus. When they suddenly develop blood clots, they may protrude externally, and become enlarged and painful - called a "thrombosed" hemorrhoid, and often requires surgical removal to lessen the pain. Hemorrhoids that are not thrombosed may be removed with rubber band "ligation". Prevention is best - avoid straining with bowel movements and keep stool soft. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of options, but: "healing" depends on whether the original cause for hemorrhoids persists. Have you been straining at stool, have rectal dysfunction, perform an activity that increases pelvic engorgement with blood or increases pelvic pressure (heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, etc.)? Have your hemorrhoids been surgically or medically managed (& with otc or prescription drugs)? Are you sure they're hemorrhoids? ...Read more
I have hemorrhoids since 2yrs, what is d treatment other than surgery, will i get cancer as a complication.?
Diet, medication: Simple things such as a high fiber diet, and stool softeners can reduce symptoms. Steroid suppositories or anal creams are also helpful. There are non surgical office based procedures such as rubber band ligation or infrared coagulation which will reduce the hemorrhoids. Surgery is usually reserved for only the most severe cases. The treatments don't increase cancer risk. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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