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What should I do if I have internal hemorrhoids?

What should I do if I have internal hemorrhoids?

Seek consultation: Internal hemmorhoids can be treated with a variety of in office procedures. You should seek a consultation with a general surgeon or colorectal surgeon who treat this condition. You can ask your friends or call the hospital referring hotline for the name of a well trained surgeon. ...Read more

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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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Is there any way to be so sure if I have internal hemorrhoids?

Is there any way to be so sure if I have internal hemorrhoids?

Texture/Doctor Exam: Most hemorrhoids (varicose veins of the anus) are soft, squishy tissue that distend after straining or having a bm, and may bleed. If a hemorrhoid becomes firm, enlarged, and tender, it may have thrombosed (clotted). This is treated w/ pain medication and time. Anal lump present all the time requires medical attention to assure that it isn't something else. See fp, gi, or surgeon! good luck! ...Read more

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Is there any methods to cure "internal hemorrhoids" beside eating more fibre. I have it for like 5 months now.

Is there any methods to cure "internal hemorrhoids" beside eating more fibre. I have it for like 5 months now.

Not really: If you are not having bothersome bleeding or pain,there is nothing to worry about. You want to avoid constipation and hard stools which will cause you to strain when you have a bowel movement. Fiber,fluid,exercise. ...Read more

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What to do if I have small internal hemorrhoids and i really want to get ridconstipation, will that make the hemorrhoids shrink?

What to do if I have small internal hemorrhoids and i really want to get ridconstipation, will that make the hemorrhoids shrink?

Yes: If hemorrhoid a are small, treat the constipation. Increase your fluid intake. Reduce cheese and dairy. Increase fibre, fresh fruits, and fresh vegetables. ...Read more

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I have grade II internal hemorrhoids, what should I do?

I have grade II internal hemorrhoids, what should I do?

Office treatment: If your internal hemorrhoids prolapse out through your anus to the point that you notice it, that is not likely to go away on its own (the horse is out of the barn), and it may eventually get to the point that you have to manually push them back in. Most grade 2 internal hemorrhoid prolapse is easily treated with safe and often painless office procedures like rubber band ligation. ...Read more

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What should I do about my grade II internal hemorrhoids?

Regulate bowel: Keep bowel movements soft and frequent, avoid straining, take extras fiber diet all can help in avoiding worsening of hemorrhoid and possible surgical intervention. ...Read more

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I have internal hemorrhoids. I'm a male. Will regular vaginal intercouse affect them at all?

I have internal hemorrhoids. I'm a male. Will regular vaginal intercouse affect them at all?

No: Straining to have bowel movements, lifting, or chronic deep coughing can make the hemorrhoids worse but vaginal intercourse with a woman should have no effect on a man's hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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I am suffering from internal hemorrhoids since 7 years. But nowadays its bleeding too much. Help.

I am suffering from internal hemorrhoids since 7 years. But nowadays its bleeding too much. Help.

Banding : True internal hemorrhoids can be treated in the office by rubber band ligation. In the office, a rubber band is placed on the base of the hemorrhoid. The hemorrhoid will fall off in about a week. ...Read more

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I have bleeding from apparent internal hemorrhoids. At what point should this become worrisome? Or does it ever? Any advice?

I have bleeding from apparent internal hemorrhoids. At what point should this become worrisome? Or does it ever? Any advice?

Check it out: You always want to check it out to make sure the diagnosis is correct. Ben at age 40, I would strongly consider having a colonoscopy. May also want to get a consultation with a colorectal surgeon for more info about hemorrhoid treatment. Ita not always surgical. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have had several internal hemorrhoids removed and now I have to wipe excessively to get clean. Sometimes an hour or two later, i wipe again but very little. No blood, no pain no urge to go.

Pasty gooey: Hard to clean stool is usually due to a lack of fluids usually about 40 ounces short for the day. Stay away from caffeine and alcohol and increase your fluids. This should help in 3-4 days. You may also have had damage to your sphincter muscles from the surgery. This too needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What are internal hemorrhoids?

What are internal hemorrhoids?

Normal veins: Everybody is born with normal hemorrhoidal veins that serve as a vascular cushion for stool passage. They cause problems when people abuse them with poor diet, poor fluids, excessive straining, constipation or diarrhea. They should last a lifetime if you treat them properly. ...Read more

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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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What can you do about internal hemorrhoids?

What can you do about internal hemorrhoids?

Medical treatment: Medical treatment consist on avoiding constipation by eating more fiber and drinking plenty of water, avoid hot spicy foods. You should do warm sits bath 3 times a day for 10 days, follow by any hemorrhoid cream after each bath and after each bowel movement. ...Read more

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How to cure internal hemorrhoids without medicine?

Hemorrhoids: Avoid constipation. Increase fiber content in your diet. Stool softener and preparation h are good over the counter options. ...Read more

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Can mild internal hemorrhoids be cured on its own ?

Sitz baths and suppo: I recommend sitz baths and anal suppository at night. Drink plenty of water a eat fiber to diminish constipation. ...Read more

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Which procedure is the best to cure internal hemorrhoids ?

Depend: Depends on your symptoms and the anatomy of your hemorrhoids. In general the standard treatment include dietary modification, infra red coagulation (for small bleeding internal hemorrhoids), rubber band ligation(for larger bleeding or prolapsing internal hemorrhoids) , surgery for multiple large internal internal and external hemorrhoids...Etc, etc...See a colorectal surgeon to discuss the best rx. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for internal hemorrhoids to go away?

How much time does it take for internal hemorrhoids to go away?

They won't "go away": except with surgery. Whatever caused your flare up, ie constipation , diarrhea, excessive straining, dehydration due to caffeine/alcohol needs to be addressed if they are to settle down. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for internal hemorrhoids to go away?

1-2 weeks: I assume we are not talking about after hemorrhoid surgery...If you have aggravated internal/external hemorrhoids, treatments such as stool softeners, fiber therapy, Hydrocortisone foam and sitz baths with epsom salts 4-8 times daily, relieves most hemorrhoidal crises within 1-2 weeks, or less if not severe. ...Read more

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