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What can you do if you have piles?

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Dr. Elie Schochet
Surgery - Colorectal
4 doctors agree

In brief: Fiber fiber fiber

Piles or hemorrhoids are a western phenomena associated with low-fiber diets and anything that increases intra-abdominal pressure such as constipation (#1), obesity, chronic cough, pregnancy or weight lifting.
Often adding 5-10g of insoluble fiber (benefiber is tasteless, odorless, and can be dissolved in almos anything) will shrink and pull up all but the worst cases.

In brief: Fiber fiber fiber

Piles or hemorrhoids are a western phenomena associated with low-fiber diets and anything that increases intra-abdominal pressure such as constipation (#1), obesity, chronic cough, pregnancy or weight lifting.
Often adding 5-10g of insoluble fiber (benefiber is tasteless, odorless, and can be dissolved in almos anything) will shrink and pull up all but the worst cases.
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Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Hemorrhoids

Keep stool soft and do not strain on toilet.
Hydrocortisone based cream such as Anusol Hc can be applied to reduce swelling. Otc nupercainal can help with pain as well.

In brief: Hemorrhoids

Keep stool soft and do not strain on toilet.
Hydrocortisone based cream such as Anusol Hc can be applied to reduce swelling. Otc nupercainal can help with pain as well.
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Dr. Christopher Nicora
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Dr. Henry Wodnicki
Increase in fiber and drinking more fluids as well as avoid sitting more than ten minutes on the commode will also help
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