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Can external hemorrhoids be removed completely without surgery?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: No.

External hemorrhoids are covered by " anoderm", which is the skin like tissue in the anal region.
The anoderm is innervated by a lot of pain fibers; therefore, when external hemorrhoids cause pain, they cannot be removed by rubber banding, like their internal counterpart. On the other hand, if treated conservatively, the pain from (thrombosed) ext. Hem. Will resolve w/o surgery most of the time.

In brief: No.

External hemorrhoids are covered by " anoderm", which is the skin like tissue in the anal region.
The anoderm is innervated by a lot of pain fibers; therefore, when external hemorrhoids cause pain, they cannot be removed by rubber banding, like their internal counterpart. On the other hand, if treated conservatively, the pain from (thrombosed) ext. Hem. Will resolve w/o surgery most of the time.
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

External hemorrhoid removal is surgical.

In brief: No

External hemorrhoid removal is surgical.
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