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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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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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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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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

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How do you treat painful hemorrhoids?

How do you treat painful hemorrhoids?

Anusol, stool softene: You need to locally apply anusol hc. Also take a stool softener daily so there is no pushing or pressure ...Read more

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How are hemorrhoids generally treated?

How are hemorrhoids generally treated?

Soak: Sitz baths (soaking in warm water) and ice can both help shrink hemorrhoids temporarily. Avoid pushing or straining when you have a bowel movement. Increase fiber and fluid intake. Don't use a donut pillow - this can actually aggravate hemorrhoids. Wipe gently and avoid irritating the hemorrhoids. Wipes can be irritating. An oily cleanser like balneol can be helpful. See doctor if no improvement. ...Read more

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Best way to treat chronic hemorrhoids?

Best way to treat chronic hemorrhoids?

Symptoms?: Depends on what you have already tried. The first things are conservative including infcreasing 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/ligatiom. Surgery is really the only definitive treatment for this. ...Read more

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How long do treated hemorrhoids last for?

Variable: It really depends on maintaining bowel habit modifications. Good results can last several years if constipation is avoided. Those with familial tendencies may need retreatments sooner. Office methods have excellent long term results, avoiding surgical recovery time. ...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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Could a thrombosed hemorrhoid be treated at home?

Could a thrombosed hemorrhoid be treated at home?

Possibly: 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. If this doesn't help see your doctor for rx creams or suppositories, injections to scar the hemorrhoid, banding to shrivel it up, or surgery. ...Read more

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Is it ok to treat a thrombosed hemorrhoid at home?

Yes: With some time and tlc, it will get better. Avoid trauma to the area by keeping your stools soft with fiber supplements. Use warm tub baths or sitz baths 2-3 times a day and try a medicated pain-relieving cream if you need to. It should get better over 5-7 days. If the pain persists, or if the swelling doesn't go away, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Will I need to get my hemorrhoids surgically treated?

Will I need to get my hemorrhoids surgically treated?

Quality of life: You have hemorrhoids. You are wondering if surgery would help. You quality of life is important. Talk to your surgeon. If you are finding hemorrhoids are interfering with your quality of life then get surgery. If you feel they are not then continue to manage them. Most patients describe relief after hemorrhoids are treated. They can recursive don't forget. ...Read more

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Are there effective home remedies to treat hemorrhoids?

Are there effective home remedies to treat hemorrhoids?

Yes: High fiber diet, 20-25 grams of fiber per day, 80-100 ounces of non caffeniated, non alcoholic fluids per day, more if you have a very physical job or excercise or travel by plane frequently. Also some med may require additional fluid intake as well. ...Read more

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Is it ok to treat hemorrhoids without professional guidance?

Is it ok to treat hemorrhoids without professional guidance?

Care of hemorrhoids: A care team starts with self care: daily shower, then hair dryer the area, apply over the counter salves, Lidocaine gel, and a bowel regimen. The goal is two soft bowel movements daily, to decrease rectal irritation of passing hard, large caliber stools. If your problem persists despite the above care, okay to check in with your doc. You may benefit from a surgery consult. ...Read more

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How did my sister get hemorrhoids and how can she treat them?

How did my sister get hemorrhoids and how can she treat them?

Normal anatomy: Hemorrhoid veins are normal anatomy at the anal opening. These normal veins can develop enlargement or irritation from constipation & straining at the toilet. Avoid constipation & straining at the toilet. Eat high fiber foods, take metamucil. See a surgeon if there is persistent pain or bleeding. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hemorrhoids and how do they treat them?

What are the causes of hemorrhoids and how do they treat them?

Veins: Hemorrhoids are normal veins in the anal canal. They can become inflamed or enlarged with constipation or prolonged and repeated straining to have a bowel movement. Treated at home by avoiding constipation, drink plenty of liquids, eat more fiber (fruits, vegetables, metamucil), avoid junk foods. See a surgeon if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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How can you identify and treat hemorrhoids effectively and efficiently?

How can you identify and treat hemorrhoids effectively and efficiently?

Proctoscopy: Specialist surgeon, colorectal or gastroenterologist will assess the anorectum externally and internally to determine to extent of haemorrhoids and tailor treatment, including bowel habit, to control prolapse and symtom ...Read more

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I have painless external thrombosed hemorrhoid. How can I treat it at home?

Avoid constipation: Constipation and pushing hard to have a bowel movement can cause hemorrhoids. Avoid constipation by increasing fiber in your diet or adding a fiber supplement. A stool softener can also help. Once you stop pushing hard the hemorrhoid sometimes shrinks. Make sure a physician like a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist looks at it to make sure it is not cancer or warts (not likely to be cancer). ...Read more

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How can I treat my hemorrhoid? What medication can be used to treat a bleeding hemorrhoid?

How can I treat my hemorrhoid? What medication can be used to treat a bleeding hemorrhoid?

Keep moving: Hemorrhoidal cream or witch hazel can be used. Minimize them by not sitting on the toilet to read. If they interfer with your quality of life then seek out a colorectal surgeon. These can be treated and you will feel better. ...Read more

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I haven't treated my hemorrhoid I strained very much during a bm earlier and then when it came there was a lot of blood I am in so much pain. Er?

I haven't treated my hemorrhoid I strained very much during a bm earlier and then when it came there was a lot of blood I am in so much pain. Er?

Get evaluated: Call a friend to take you to er or minor er. You may be having a vasovagal response to the rectal trauma/bleeding from straining. Be safe, don't drive yourself. Then follow up with your doc and get yourself on a bowel regimen. Good luck. ...Read more

Anal Swelling (Definition)

Accumulation of fluid at the opening at the end ...Read more