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How likely will I get complications from hemorrhoids that lead to surrounding tissue death?

How likely will I get complications from hemorrhoids that lead to surrounding tissue death?

Not likely: If they get large and prolapse they can be very painful and lead to issues like tissue death. But for most they are a bother. See a surgeon who specializes in them and discuss. ...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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Can piles or hemorrhoids lead to bowl cancer ?

Can piles or hemorrhoids lead to bowl cancer ?

No: Hemorrhoids are engorged blood vessels under the lining of the rectum/anus. These are benign. They do not turn into colorectal cancer. While constipation is associated with hemorrhoids and some have associated constipation with an increased incidence of colon cancer, there are many confounding factors that explain this increase. The two conditions are not associated. ...Read more

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I know that constipation could lead to hemorrhoids. But i've heard that laxatives could cause hemorrhoids too. Any thoughts?

Fiber: Fiber, especially in fruits and vegetables can ease constipation without causing hemorrhoids. Stool softeners like fiber are safe to use regularly. Laxatives should be used sparingly. ...Read more

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Hi this is mrs anand, suffering from hemorrhoids which lead to infertility and loss of health in me need assistance.?

Seek help: Hemorrhoids are not life threatening and can be very effectively treated either by a GI doctor or a surgeon depending how large they are see a dr and take care of the problem. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids lead to rectal or colon cancer?

No: We all have hemorrhoids (pillars of vascular tissue in the lower rectum). Some of us have symptomatic hemorrhoids (bleeding, pain, or itching). On their own, symptomatic hemorrhoids will not lead to colon cancer. The low fiber Western diet can be associated with an increased risk of colon and rectal cancer. Best advice: eat a diet high in fiber and drink lots of water. ...Read more

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I have hemorrhoids since 2yrs, what is d treatment other than surgery, will i get cancer as a complication.?

Diet, medication: Simple things such as a high fiber diet, and stool softeners can reduce symptoms. Steroid suppositories or anal creams are also helpful. There are non surgical office based procedures such as rubber band ligation or infrared coagulation which will reduce the hemorrhoids. Surgery is usually reserved for only the most severe cases. The treatments don't increase cancer risk. ...Read more