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What is the safest treatment for hemmorhoids?

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Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine
11 doctors agree

In brief: Conservative care

Warm soaks in a tub, increased dietary fiber or stool softeners and hemmorhoidal cream or suppositories are a conserative and generally safe initial treatment.
Straining on the toilet and heavy lifting should be avoided. Of course, an accurate diagnosis is needed to insure a proper approach as there are other possible causes of rectal pain, itching and bleeding. Bottom line, see your doctor first.

In brief: Conservative care

Warm soaks in a tub, increased dietary fiber or stool softeners and hemmorhoidal cream or suppositories are a conserative and generally safe initial treatment.
Straining on the toilet and heavy lifting should be avoided. Of course, an accurate diagnosis is needed to insure a proper approach as there are other possible causes of rectal pain, itching and bleeding. Bottom line, see your doctor first.
Dr. Peter Corrado
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Dr. Peter Corrado
Another thought. Baby wipes or TUCKS pads are often useful for cleanup after a BM when external hemmorhoids are involved.
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

Most hemorrhoids are minor annoyances that can be treated nonoperatively with stool softeners, sometimes local cream. Thrombosed external hemorrhoids are painful, but may be cured with a minor office procedure.
Larger bleeding or prolapsed hemorrhoids may require banding or surgery for selected cases. See a colorectal surgeon or a general surgeon experienced in this area.

In brief: Varies

Most hemorrhoids are minor annoyances that can be treated nonoperatively with stool softeners, sometimes local cream. Thrombosed external hemorrhoids are painful, but may be cured with a minor office procedure.
Larger bleeding or prolapsed hemorrhoids may require banding or surgery for selected cases. See a colorectal surgeon or a general surgeon experienced in this area.
Dr. Richard Orr
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Hemmorhoids

Yes there are in office procedures like banding that can be done to manage the disease as well as non surgical behavioral and dietary modifications.

In brief: Hemmorhoids

Yes there are in office procedures like banding that can be done to manage the disease as well as non surgical behavioral and dietary modifications.
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
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