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Prolapsed Internal Hemorrhoids Treatment
Are non- prolapsed internal hemorrhoids ever visible from the outside? I have a painless skin-colored squiggly line. Used to hurt but hasn't in weeks.
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
Have had a grade 2 & grade 3 internal prolapsed hemorrhoids for 17 years. Would banding be sufficient or opting for full surgical removal?
Surgery: If the hermorrhoids are symptomatic (bleeding, itching, pain, etc.) surgical treatment is recommended. ...Read more
I have grade 4 external and internal prolapsed hemorrhoids for 5 years. Nothing works. What else can I try to alleviate the discomfort?
HEMORRHOIDS: 1. Sitting in a few inches of warm water three times a day for 15 to 20 minutes may help decrease the inflammation of the hemorrhoids. 2. Increased fluid intake and dietary fiber (roughage) will decrease the potential for constipation and lessen the pressure on the rectum and anus during a bowel movement, minimizing further swelling, discomfort, and bleeding. Dietary fiber supplements may also hel ...Read more
Sure: To reduce the swelling of internal hemorrhoids, you can take fiber therapy or stool softeners to keep your stool soft. Both are over the counter (colace, benefiber, etc) hemorrhoids are aggravated by straining and hard stools. External disease or symptoms such as burning, itching can be treated with witch hazel locally and sitz baths with epsom salts. ...Read more
I have internal hemorrhoids but it appears one is becoming "external". What is treatment? I can actually push it back in but it doesn't want to stay
Variable: It depends on size and location of the hemorrhoids. Prevention at home by avoiding constipation & avoid straining at toilet. Banding in the office for smaller internal hemorrhoids. Surgical options are hemorrhoid removal or hemorrhoid stapling procedures for larger hemorrhoids that may be both internal and external hemorrhoids. ...Read more
This treatment is usually performed on internal hemorrhoids, but it can be effective on external hemorrhoids as well?
No: Internal hemorrhoids do not have pain fibers like the skin does overlying the external ones. It will cause excruciating pain. It will like getting sharply pinched constantly around ur anus 24/7. Healing may also differ as it may cause spasm on internal sphincter that can add to prolong pain. ...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
Surgery, or not: We all have hemorrhoids. Unfortunately, in some of us, hemorrhoidal tissue can become inflamed and/or bleed. Internal hemorrhoids tend to bleed. The treatments are either local nonoperative therapy, ligating with rubber bands, or operation. Make sure you see a good CR surgeon. Good news is: your problem has a solution. ...Read more
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