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Are there different types of hemorrhoids?

Are there different types of hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoid types: The two types of hemorrhoids are internal hemorrhoids and external hemorrhoids. Internal hemorrhoids are graded 1-4, with 4 being the worst. External hemorrhoids are a network of vessels outside anus that swell with pregnancy or spending too much time on the toilet; when the swelling recedes, skin tags may be left around the anus. These also may break, cause a "thrombosed ext hemorrhoid". ...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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I have 3 hard lumps on coccyx. No injuries. Pain when sitting or laying on back. Also hemorrhoids. What type of dr should I see?

I have 3 hard lumps on coccyx. No injuries. Pain when sitting or laying on back. Also hemorrhoids. What type of dr should I see?

SeeColorectalsurgeon: I would suggest one of the young colorectal surgeons at lutheran in fort wayne: drs. Nadine floyd, chas. Morrison or josh wallet - they should be able to help you. ...Read more

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What will a colonrectal surgeon do for internal hemorrhoids? What types of treatment?

What will a colonrectal surgeon do for internal hemorrhoids? What types of treatment?

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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Experiencing periodic bleeding with hemorrhoids. How often is too often when it comes to this type of bleeding?

2-3 per week: Most of the time hemorrhoids are treated based on how they limit your lifestyle. Some should be treated if they are a higher grade (they are graded 1-4), but it's usually based on your preference. If they are bleeding more than 2-3 times per week, I recommend seeing your family doctor to discuss your options based on your exam. Treatments can be diet modification, banding and surgery. ...Read more

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I am being treated for grade 2 internal hemorrhoids, can they cause urinary or prostate type pain?

I am being treated for grade 2 internal hemorrhoids, can they cause urinary or prostate type pain?

No it does not: Hemorroids causes painless bleeding from the rectum and usually associated with defecation.. It can cause a heaviness in that area and itching on occasion but will not cause severe pain unless the hemorroid is Stage 3 (which means its bleeding, prolapsed and edematous and swollen and so cannot return back into the rectum. This is treated with surgery thanks ...Read more

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How can hemorrhoids be prevented? What causes hemorrhoid, is there any type of food that should be avoided?

How can hemorrhoids be prevented? What causes hemorrhoid, is there any type of food that should be avoided?

Hemorrhoids!: Hemorrhoids are caused by many factors, including heredity. But the main preventable causes are low fiber in your diet, pregnancy in women, which causes pelvic venous congestion, tight garments, constipation, which forces more bearing down with defecation. Sitting for prolongued periods is an aggravating factor. Obesity as well. Exercise helps preventing them, as does correcting what i've said! ...Read more

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34 y/o with 2 kids born in the last 4yr w/external hemorrhoid. Will this go away on its own or do I need to visit a doc and what type doc?

It may or may not: If the external hemorrhoid is causing pain or bleeding you should be evaluated by primary care and referred if needed to general or colon-rectal surgeon. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Which type of doctor should I go to for my hemorrhoids and urinary problems?

Which type of doctor should I go to for my hemorrhoids and urinary problems?

Gastro and orologist: Hemorrhoids may be treated by gastroenterologists or surgeons. Urinary problems should be addressed with a urologist. ...Read more

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What type of foods should I eat if I have internal hemorrhoids and a little polyp? Sweets, yogurt, proteins, white cheese,cocoa and tea are forbidden?

What type of foods should I eat if I have internal hemorrhoids and a little polyp? Sweets, yogurt, proteins, white cheese,cocoa and tea are forbidden?

Anything.: You can eat anything when you have internal hemorrhoids as long as you avoid constipation and don't strain. Easiest way to take a tablespoon of Metamucil dissolve in 12 glass of water and follow with one glass of water. ...Read more