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How to treat hemmoroids?

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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: First,fiber & fluids

Eat foods high in fiber- fruits, veggies, whole grain cereals and breads, drink lots of water. Decrease caffeine and alcohol intake.
Don't strain at stool, or read on the toilet. Most people respond to these simple guidelines. Still have concerns? See your doctor or a colorectal surgeon for exam and treatment. Most people do not need hemorrhoid surgery.

In brief: First,fiber & fluids

Eat foods high in fiber- fruits, veggies, whole grain cereals and breads, drink lots of water. Decrease caffeine and alcohol intake.
Don't strain at stool, or read on the toilet. Most people respond to these simple guidelines. Still have concerns? See your doctor or a colorectal surgeon for exam and treatment. Most people do not need hemorrhoid surgery.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: With respect

Hemorrhoids can often be treated with diet modification including fiber supplements and high fiber foods.
Adequate hydration is important too. Sitz baths 2-3 times a day (soaking your bottom in warm water for 5-10 miniutes) can be helpful. Avoid straining and use stool softeners if necessary. Creams and suppositories can help and if all else fails, see a doctor to consider banding or surgery.

In brief: With respect

Hemorrhoids can often be treated with diet modification including fiber supplements and high fiber foods.
Adequate hydration is important too. Sitz baths 2-3 times a day (soaking your bottom in warm water for 5-10 miniutes) can be helpful. Avoid straining and use stool softeners if necessary. Creams and suppositories can help and if all else fails, see a doctor to consider banding or surgery.
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Dr. Stephen Pool
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal canal.
This common problem can be painful, but it's usually not serious. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/hemorrhoids-topic-overview-1#1

In brief: Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal canal.
This common problem can be painful, but it's usually not serious. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/hemorrhoids-topic-overview-1#1
Dr. Stephen Pool
Dr. Stephen Pool
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