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How do physicians generally treat hemorrhoids?

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Dr. Latisha Smith
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In brief: Steroid cream

Hemorrhoids are swollen, dilated veins that cause pain and itching.
Steroid creams or suppositories will shrink most hemorrhoids. On occasion a hemorrrhoid vein will develop a thrombus. This requires excision, usually in the office under local anesthetic. Problematic hemorhoids that cause a lot of blood loss or incapacitating pain will need excision in the or.

In brief: Steroid cream

Hemorrhoids are swollen, dilated veins that cause pain and itching.
Steroid creams or suppositories will shrink most hemorrhoids. On occasion a hemorrrhoid vein will develop a thrombus. This requires excision, usually in the office under local anesthetic. Problematic hemorhoids that cause a lot of blood loss or incapacitating pain will need excision in the or.
Dr. Latisha Smith
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In brief: Depends on severity

Mild cases can be managed by avoiding the causes such as consitpation or prolonged sitting.
More severe cases can be treated with banding in the office or may require surgery.

In brief: Depends on severity

Mild cases can be managed by avoiding the causes such as consitpation or prolonged sitting.
More severe cases can be treated with banding in the office or may require surgery.
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