5 doctors weighed in:
Is surgery the only way of treatment of hemorrhoid for permanent relief?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree
In brief: Get diagnosed first
The short answer is no.
The proper answer is see a doctor who can do an exam and correctly diagnose the problem first- such as a colorectal surgeon. Most patients with hemorrhoids get enough relief with nonoperative management, so surgery is reserved for those who don't respond. I always start with making sure folks have enough fiber and water in their daily diet.

In brief: Get diagnosed first
The short answer is no.
The proper answer is see a doctor who can do an exam and correctly diagnose the problem first- such as a colorectal surgeon. Most patients with hemorrhoids get enough relief with nonoperative management, so surgery is reserved for those who don't respond. I always start with making sure folks have enough fiber and water in their daily diet.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Even after surgery
They can come back, especially if you are obese, constipated, or smoke.

In brief: Even after surgery
They can come back, especially if you are obese, constipated, or smoke.
Dr. Scott Beard
Dr. Scott Beard
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In brief: No
There are dietary changes as well as other nonsurgical modalities that can be tried.

In brief: No
There are dietary changes as well as other nonsurgical modalities that can be tried.
Dr. Scott Hillmann
Dr. Scott Hillmann
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