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How are hemorrhoids treated?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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Dr. Michael Miller
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In brief: simple treatment

Hemorrhoids are simply veins in the anal canal that like all domains, carried the use blood away from the area.
They bulge with straining at the bm, and may bleed and cause pain. Simple treatment is to keep your stools soft to avoid straining. Suppositories and creams can help with acute flare. If symptoms are serious, simple surgeries can be performed with excellent results.

In brief: simple treatment

Hemorrhoids are simply veins in the anal canal that like all domains, carried the use blood away from the area.
They bulge with straining at the bm, and may bleed and cause pain. Simple treatment is to keep your stools soft to avoid straining. Suppositories and creams can help with acute flare. If symptoms are serious, simple surgeries can be performed with excellent results.
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