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Doctor insights on: Prolapse External Hemorrhoids

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Is an external prolapse hemorrhoids a medical emergency?

Is an external prolapse hemorrhoids a medical emergency?

No necessarily: Prolapsed or external hemorrhoids are not an emergency - although thrombosed hemorrhoids may be extremely painful and might require incision and drainage. You should have these evaluated to make sure that they are indeed hemorrhoids. A variety of otc and prescription treatments are available. ...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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Can I have mobizox for external hemorrhoids pain?

Can I have mobizox for external hemorrhoids pain?

Doubt it would help: Mobizox is a centrally acting muscle relaxant used to treat muscle spasm and the resulting pain or discomfort. This is not a drug used to treat hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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How long the external hemorrhoids swelling last?

How long the external hemorrhoids swelling last?

Hemorrhoid pain: External hemorrhoids thrombose (blood clotting in them) causing stretching of the tissue and pain. If nothing is done, the swelling and pain can last up to 2 weeks. Softening stool, preventing loose stools, sitz baths, and healing ointments (not prep-h) help relieve the pain. Opening the hem and extracting the clots of blood will also shorten the recovery. ...Read more

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Why cant external Hemorrhoids be removed with out surgery?

Why cant external Hemorrhoids be removed with out surgery?

Not removed: While they cannot be removed, they can get better in terms of reduced size and symptoms. This can be done with of a variety of medications in cream and suppository forms, as well as managing bowel habits and the use of soaking in water with or without medication in it. Consider a consultation with a colorectal surgeon or your primary care to find out what's best for you. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can external hemorrhoids be removed completely without surgery?

Can external hemorrhoids be removed completely without surgery?

No.: External hemorrhoids are covered by " anoderm", which is the skin like tissue in the anal region. The anoderm is innervated by a lot of pain fibers; therefore, when external hemorrhoids cause pain, they cannot be removed by rubber banding, like their internal counterpart. On the other hand, if treated conservatively, the pain from (thrombosed) ext. Hem. Will resolve w/o surgery most of the time. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter med for external hemorrhoids ?

What is the best over-the-counter med for external hemorrhoids ?

Celery: External hemorroids are engorged veins around the anus. The most common cause is increased pressure during defecation from constipation. Otc remedies are of little or no proven benefit. Increased dietary fiber and lots of water makes stooling easier and will help. Painful thrombosed hemorrhoids should be seen by a doctor. Hemorroids from liver cirrhosis must be seen by your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I had 3grade external hemorrhoids .is it possible to cure without surgery?

I had 3grade external hemorrhoids .is it possible to cure without surgery?

Yes, possibly: The definition of grade 3 is that you have internal hemorrhoids that prolapse out, but will go back in if you push on them. Sometimes, grade 3 hemorrhoids will respond to rubber banding or injection. It is not guaranteed and may take multiple procedures. Consult an expert. Start first, though, with Sitz baths in epsom salt and reduce straining and long times on the toilet. Increase fiber/water. ...Read more

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I have grade 2 internal and external hemorrhoids - how often should I get a colonoscopy?

I have grade 2 internal and external hemorrhoids - how often should I get a colonoscopy?

No need: You should not have colonoscopy just for hemorrhoids. Some times bleeding in cancer of colon and rectum is attributed to hemorrhoids. Anoscopy and proctoscopy in doctor office is enough for it. ...Read more

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How long will it bleed after getting external hemorrhoids removed? how long will it hurt?

How long will it bleed after getting external hemorrhoids removed? how long will it hurt?

7-10days: But ask your surgeon. The bleeding shouldn't last long but the pain may last a little longer. Make sure you eat a high fibre diet and take a regular stool softener. All the best. ...Read more