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What is the best treatment for hemorrhoids ? Can surgery fix it permanently ?

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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
2 doctors agree

In brief: Soften stools

Hemorrhoids are varicose veins of the anus.
When they suddenly develop blood clots, they may protrude externally, and become enlarged and painful - called a "thrombosed" hemorrhoid, and often requires surgical removal to lessen the pain. Hemorrhoids that are not thrombosed may be removed with rubber band "ligation". Prevention is best - avoid straining with bowel movements and keep stool soft.

In brief: Soften stools

Hemorrhoids are varicose veins of the anus.
When they suddenly develop blood clots, they may protrude externally, and become enlarged and painful - called a "thrombosed" hemorrhoid, and often requires surgical removal to lessen the pain. Hemorrhoids that are not thrombosed may be removed with rubber band "ligation". Prevention is best - avoid straining with bowel movements and keep stool soft.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Symptoms?

Depends on what you have already tried.
The first things are conservative including infcreasing fluid and fiber in diet to ensure that you bms are soft, losing weight, limiting the time sitting on the toilet. Flare ups are then treated with creams, ointments. If still a problem you could try banding and finally excision/ligatiom. Surgery is really the only definitive treatment for this.

In brief: Symptoms?

Depends on what you have already tried.
The first things are conservative including infcreasing fluid and fiber in diet to ensure that you bms are soft, losing weight, limiting the time sitting on the toilet. Flare ups are then treated with creams, ointments. If still a problem you could try banding and finally excision/ligatiom. Surgery is really the only definitive treatment for this.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: It depends

There are a number of non-resectional approaches (tissue not cut out) as well as surgical removal of symptomatic tissue.
However, if the cause of the hemorrhoids is not changed, they will recur even after surgery. See a colorectal surgeon about what approach is best for you.

In brief: It depends

There are a number of non-resectional approaches (tissue not cut out) as well as surgical removal of symptomatic tissue.
However, if the cause of the hemorrhoids is not changed, they will recur even after surgery. See a colorectal surgeon about what approach is best for you.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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