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Are internal hemorrhoids curable or simply temporarily treatable?

Are internal hemorrhoids curable or simply temporarily treatable?

Depends: You may be able to avoid irritating the internal hemorrhoids and thus may allow them to be less bothersome, but they may not go away completely. Drink plenty of liquids, eat high river foods, take fiber supplements like metamucil, avoid constipation and straining or sitting too long at the toilet. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more


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This is my first time having a hemorrhoid and I don't know what to do. How to treat this?

This is my first time having a hemorrhoid and I don't know what to do. How to treat this?

Options: Warm sitz baths, sitting in a warm tub for 20 minutes, two or three times a day may be helpful. Over-the-counter medications may be helpful such as stool softeners, otc creams or suppositories, rx creams or suppositories, injections to scar the hemorrhoid, banding to shrivel it up, or surgery. See your doctor for help. ...Read more

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What can I do about hemorrhoids? How do I treat them and make them go away for good. Please help. It just happened after having my baby.

What can I do about hemorrhoids? How do I treat them and make them go away for good. Please help. It just happened after having my baby.

Depends: Depends on symptoms, the anatomy of the hemorrhoids, how long you had them, what measures tried etc, best bet is to see a colon and rectal surgery or a general surgeon with an interest in hemorrhoidal disease. ...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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How can you treat a possible hemorrhoid?

What to do: 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 water. There needs to >. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a hemorrhoid?

What is the best way to treat a hemorrhoid?

Depends: Is it internal? External? Itch/burn? Bleeding? Prolapsed (+/- need for manual reduction).

If you are eating a well balanced diet (with 25-30 grams of fiber daily), drinking sufficient amount of water and exercising regularly yet continue to have hemorrhoid problems, better see your doctor now. Do not put off the inevitable. ...Read more

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How can you treat hemorrhoid at the comfort of home?

Fiber: The simple answer is diet and fiber. Try to avoid foods that constipated you. Add a fiber supplement powder to your diet. Don't sit on the toilet for extended periods of time. Use a barrier cream or low grade Hydrocortisone cream from time to time as needed. If there is any bleeding, however, you should see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoid be treated with drug injection to affected area.?

Can hemorrhoid be treated with drug injection to affected area.?

Not: Depending on the size of the hemorrhoid you can band it, cut it or abated with infrared coagulator. The first two options work better than the third. You can also perform a stapling procedure or ligation of the blood supply. These are more specific to larger hemorrhoids. See a doctor to help decide best option. ...Read more

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How long does hemorrhoid take to heal if treat all that causes it?

Get Right Diagnosis: Most hemorrhoids (varicose veins of anus) are soft, squishy tissue that stretch after straining/having a bm: no pain. If a hemorrhoid becomes firm, enlarged, and tender, it may thrombose (clot). This is treated without surgery w/pain meds and time. Any painful anal lump that is present all the time, however, requires medical attention to assure that the right diagnosis & treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are a few of the most effective ways to treat a hemorrhoid at home?

What are a few of the most effective ways to treat a hemorrhoid at home?

Take care of yourself: Healthy high fibre diet, plenty of fluids, avoid constipation, if needed take stool softeners don't need rx, and local care avoid medications like tylenol (acetaminophen) with Codeine etc that cause constipation ...Read more

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What are ways to treat hemorrhoids?

What are ways to treat hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids: Key is to avoid constipation and avoid increased intra abdominal pressure. You can try preparation H, sitz bath that is sitting in a bowl of luke warm water for about 10 minutes 2-3 times day would help. If get infected or blood clot happens in the veins it may be very painful, see your doctor at that time, You may need prescription medication then. ...Read more

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What are hemorrhoids and how are they treated?

What are hemorrhoids and how are they treated?

Hemmiroids: They are thrombosed (clotted) veins that cause pain if the are external (you can feel them) or internal (they bleed) treatment is usually conservative with creams, suppositories. If severe and chronic then surgery is an option for external. For internal ones there is a endoscopic procedure that can be effective. ...Read more

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I did colonoscopies 6 and 2 years ago, hemorrhoids found, haven't treated them. Now, positive FOBT. Shall I have a new colonoscopy? 46 yo.

I did colonoscopies 6 and 2 years ago, hemorrhoids found, haven't treated them. Now, positive FOBT. Shall I have a new colonoscopy? 46 yo.

No: The short answer is not now. Alternate tests, such as CBC with iron studies, repeating occult blood testing with a different kit and eventually a capsule endoscopy only after you completed treatment as started for H pylori gastritis would be advisable. Constipation should be avoided as much as possible. ...Read more

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How do I treat hemorrhoids?

How do I treat hemorrhoids?

Maybe not hemorrhoid: Are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Pain +/- pruritis (itching) from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.), prctalgia fugax. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's), circumstances, please seek evaluation to be certain. ...Read more

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How are hemorrhoids treated?

How are hemorrhoids treated?

Home treatment: For most hemorrhoids, home treatment is all you need. This includes slowly adding fiber to your meals, drinking more water, and using over-the-counter ointments for a limited time to stop itching. You also may use stool softeners. Surgery to remove hemorrhoids is generally reserved for when medical treatments fail, or if complications occur. ...Read more

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How can I treat hemorrhoids?

How can I treat hemorrhoids?

Conservative mgmt: Conservative management (non surgical) includes things like: sitz baths 2x/day, balneol lotion, wet wipes, calmol 4 rectal suppositories 2x/d-all for 7-10 days. Avoid constipation, use a stool softener if needed, avoid spicy foods (if it burns on the way in, it burns on the way out), coffee, alcohol, tobacco.
Frequent, ongoing, or recurr symptoms, e.g. Pain, bleeding, lump- see colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I treat my hemorrhoids?

How can I treat my hemorrhoids?

Various: Numbing cream may help. Surgery may be needed. Proper diet may reduce their incidence. Spending less time on the toilet may also help. Less straining helps. ...Read more

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How can u treat hemorrhoids at home?

Time works but...: Depends on what you have already tried. The first things are conservative including increasing fluid and fiber in diet to ensure that you bms are soft, losing weight, limiting the time sitting on the toilet. Flare ups are then treated with creams, ointments. If still a problem you could try banding and finally excision/ligation. Surgery is the last, definitive treatment for this. ...Read more