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What can I do to cure my Hemorrhoids...with out surgery, any

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What can I do to cure my Hemorrhoids...with out surgery, any meds available
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.

RickMD :

I am online and happy to help you with your question today.

RickMD :

How long have you been suffering with them?

RickMD :

Do they bleed often or just itch etc?

RickMD :

Do you have any medical problem or take any medication?

Customer:

for about 2 months

Customer:

they bleed and itch

RickMD :

Ok. Thanks for that extra information. Are you interested in trying some home treatments at this time or more interested in what a doctor can do for you?

Customer:

yes ...high blood pressure, high chol, pre sugar, asthma...every thing is under control...

Customer:

yes...

RickMD :

Yes....meaning you want information on both what you can try at home and also on what a surgeon/MD can offer?

Customer:

yes a home remedy,

RickMD :

Ok. I'll be happy to go over this with you. First what a surgeon can do for you.....

RickMD :

There are two types of hemorrhoids, internal and external. The most common treatment for hemorrhoids ( I'll abbreviate this with a H if you don't mind...saves typing :) is to put a strong rubber band around them. This causes the H to shrink and go away. Many times you need the band applied two or three times to get rid of the H completely.

RickMD :

If this doesn't work, or the H's are large, than surgery may be needed. This is called a hemorrhoidectomy and is very, very effective.

Customer:

i think my h is internal...I would like to try a home remedy before surgery if possible, I'm also waiting for my doctor to set up an appointment at MGH for a check up or option....need something for now.

RickMD :

There are also some surgeons who do a variation of the above surgery, called a stapled hemorrhoidoplexy. This benefit of this procedure is a faster recovery time and, maybe, less pain. Both of these surgeries require general anesthesia but are done in outpatient surgery with you going home the same day.

RickMD :

Ok. Here is some information on what you can do at home. There are a lot of things to try :)

RickMD :

Topical relief, such as Preperation H are very effective in shrinking the H and controlling the itching. Hydrocortisone suppositories also work well, especially for internal H like you have.

RickMD :

Even something simple like sitting on a cushion (special doughnut ones are available and they work well) or an ice pack can help

RickMD :

You also need to eat a lot of fiber. When you go to the bathroom, bring something to read and just sit there without being in a hurry. You would be surprised how much this simple thing can help....

RickMD :

Last but not least, sitting in a hot bath up to your hips (or deeper if you want), called a sitz bath -- because you are sitizzing in the bath I guess lol! -- two or three times a day, and after a bowel movement can be tood.

RickMD :

Well. We have covered a lot of things here and I've put out a lot of information.


Does this answer your question to your satisfaction?

Customer:

yes doc..I see some pills on the Internet that say they work well...what do you know about them and do they work..

Customer:

thanx; carmen

RickMD :

My Pleasure.

RickMD :

I hope this information was helpful for you. But I do work for tips so I want to make sure you are happy with me before rating me. If you have another question on this or a related issue feel free to fire away. And please let me know if the rating system gives you any troubles.

Thanks in advance,

Dr. Rick


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Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.
Oops....I would not trust the pills on the internet....most of that stuff is a scam. Just go with what I have said here....

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