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What causes hemorhoids?

What causes hemorhoids?

Constipatoon: Frequent sitting and straining at the toilet due to constipation is the most common reason. Pregnancy can also cause them. ...Read more

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How come i keep getting hemorhoids?

How come i keep getting hemorhoids?

Veins: Hemorrhoids are veins at the surface, under the anal-rectal mucosa. These veins are a normal part of the anatomy, but can become enlarged with constipation or straining for bowel movements. Avoid constipation. Avoid sitting & straining at the toilet too long. Eat more high fiber foods. ...Read more

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What happens if a hemorhoid bursts?

What happens if a hemorhoid bursts?

It will bleed: A hemorrhoid is a swollen/inflamed vein in the tissue at the anal opening. If it gets very irritated or "bursts" then it will bleed just as any other severe skin irritation. ...Read more

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How come I feel worse after i've had 2 hemorhoids ligated?

How come I feel worse after i've had 2 hemorhoids ligated?

It will get better: Some pain after ligation is not unusual and most patients get better in a few days. If your pain continues to worsen, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have hemorhoids or something more dangerous?

How can I tell if I have hemorhoids or something more dangerous?

Depends on symptoms: If you have noticed blood in the toilet bowl or when wiping, it can be a sign of many different problems including hemorrhoids, inflammatory bowl disease and cancer. The best start is to see your primary care doctor. Depending on symptoms, age, and history, you may need more testing such as sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy (looking in bowels with camera). Pain could also be a number of other diseases. ...Read more

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What is a tomy hemorrhoid?

What is a tomy hemorrhoid?

Not sure: I have never heard of a tomy hemorrhoid. Are you certain that is the right term? ...Read more

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Why is my hemorrhoid white?

Why is my hemorrhoid white?

Perianal mass: That would be an unusual color for a hemorrhoid. While hemorrhoids are a common diagnosis, there are other conditions which could be confused for a hemorrhoid such as an abscess. An evaluation by a general or colorectal surgeon would be recommended. ...Read more

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What is done for a hemorrhoid?

What is done for a hemorrhoid?

Depends: On whether it is internal or external, just swollen or thrombosed, bleeding or not and whether you are sure it is a hemorrhoid and not an abscess. Bet bet is a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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How to get hemorrhoid removed?

See you doctor: Removing hemorrhoids is a surgical procedure. See your doctor/surgeon. ...Read more

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How can you treat a hemorrhoid?

How can you treat a hemorrhoid?

Hemorrhoid help: I agree w dr. Hoepfner. It is important not to make hemorrhoids worse. Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the anus. Don’t wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps that contain dyes or aromas. Cotton underwear is helpful as it absorbs moisture well. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm. ...Read more

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