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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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How can you shrink hemorrhoids?

How can you shrink hemorrhoids?

Depends: Minor hemorrhoids can be "shrunk" with proper diet and fluids, avoiding caffeine excess, and correcting diarrhea or constipation issues. ...Read more

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Is sitz bath help shrink fibroids?

Is sitz bath help shrink fibroids?

No: Fibroids are benign tumors in the uterus. Sitz baths will have no effect on them. ...Read more

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Can external hemorrhoids get bigger?

Can external hemorrhoids get bigger?

Yes: Hemorrhoids ate veins under the skin in the anal area. They become enlarged or irritated with constipation & sitting at the toilet straining too long. The veins can continue to enlarge with repeated irritation from constipation. Dink more water, eat more fiber (fruits & vegetables, metamucil). ...Read more

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Lymohoma lymph nodes never shrink right? Like shrink grow. Shrink grow. Etc.

Lymohoma lymph nodes never shrink right? Like shrink grow. Shrink grow. Etc.

Yes, it can: In indolent lymphoma or slow growing lymphoma, the lymph nodes can be waxing and waning. ...Read more

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Does smoking shrink penis size?

Does smoking shrink penis size?

Possibly: Smoking is a high risk factor for damaging your blood vessels. This leads to heart disease and erectile dysfunction among other problems. When the blood flow to the penis is lessened the size could retract some. For many reasons you should seek help to stop. ...Read more

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Do orgasms help shrink the prostate?

Do orgasms help shrink the prostate?

No: Orgasms and sexual activity do not alter the size of the prostate gland. The size of the prostate is under hormonal control from testosterone produced by the testes. ...Read more

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How long can internal hemorrhoids bleed?

How long can internal hemorrhoids bleed?

Let me explain: They could bleed for a while or longer time, it depend what you do for them. How you know those internal hemorrhoids? They could be some thing else. ...Read more

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How to shrink 3+ size tonsils?

How to shrink 3+ size tonsils?

By seeing the doctor: If a strep infection had increased the size of the tonsils, the doctor may treat with antibiotics. If a viral infection (such as mono) had enlarged the tonsils, the doctor may use a few days of prednisone. If the tonsils are always big, and the person is a child with no problems, it may be ok to just wait. If tonsils cause breathing, swallowing, sleeping issues, an ENT doctor might remove them. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture shrink fibroids?

Does acupuncture shrink fibroids?

Unlikely: While this may work as an additional therapy to alleviate symptoms but there is no reason to suspect that acupuncture would shrink fibroids. ...Read more

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How to cure internal hemorrhoids?

How to cure internal hemorrhoids?

See your PCP: Internal hemorrhoids do not have skin innervation and can be destroyed without anesthetic with laser, and the treatment may be surgical or nonsurgical. See your PCP for proper diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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How much does preparation h shrink your piles?

How much does preparation h shrink your piles?

Not much!: Some of the compounds in prep h will reduce edema (part of the swelling in external hemorrhoids), but chronic (ie. Of long duration) hemorrhoids will hardly budge. Some prescription meds may offer more help, but only your doctor can differentiate what might help, so go see him/her! ...Read more

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How should I treat external non-thrombosed hemorrhhoids?

How should I treat external non-thrombosed hemorrhhoids?

Conservatively: A very common problem that affects millions in your age bracket. Try conservative measures like stool softness on a regular basis, regular exercises and daily Sitz baths with Epson salt. There are some OTC hemorrhoid all creams you can also try. Get your GP examine these on your next check up for a proper assessment. ...Read more

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Can internal piles be hard?

Can internal piles be hard?

If thrombosed, but: ...are you sure they're hemorrhoids? Best to get checked please. ...Read more

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Do degenerating fibroids actually shrink in size?

Do degenerating fibroids actually shrink in size?

After menopause: Fibroids usually shrink in size after menopause. They do not often shrink before that time. You can read more about degenerating fibroids here http://www.fibroidsecondopinion.com/2013/06/degenerating-fibroid/ ...Read more

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How long can internal hemorrhoids bleed for?

How long can internal hemorrhoids bleed for?

Long time: As long as they are untreated and as long as there may be constipation, irritation, damage or recurrent straining too long at the toilet. See a doctor for an exam to be sure of what you have. Avoid constipation, dink more water, eat more fiver, fruits ; vegetables, add metamucil. ...Read more

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How can I cure internal hemorroids?

No true cure: Once hemorrhoids are there, they never go away (unless you have surgery, which i don't recommend). The trick is to keep them from becoming inflamed. Don't get constipated. Eat lots of fruits and veggies. Whole grains are also good - fiber is the key. Drink lots of water. Exercise is also good for keeping things moving. If they're flared up, suppositories with Hydrocortisone can be helpful. ...Read more

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How to shrink hemorrhoids? Can I use aspirin?

How to shrink hemorrhoids? Can I use aspirin?

Aspirin isn't likely: To have a significant impact on shrinking your hemorrhoids. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in bathtub w warm water. There needs to be enough water to submerge anal area. Soak for about 15 minutes – several times a day. An alternative is placing ¼ cup of witch hazel ; warm water in a basin. Soak for at least 15 mins, at least twice a day. There are a number of over-the-counter meds too. ...Read more