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What is the treatment for hemorrhoids?

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I would like to know how to treat hemorrhoids.
Posted Sat, 18 Jan 2014 in Abdominal Pain
Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga 42 minutes later
Brief Answer: Considerations Detailed Answer: hello and thank you for submitting your question. Hemorrhoids, which can be classified as external and/or internal, are a very common medical condition and there are several ways of treating them. It is important to keep your stool as soft as possible with good hydration and plenty of fiber, preferably in the way of fresh fruits and vegetables or via fiber supplements, in your diet. Sitz baths can be helpful – this consists of filling a tub with warm water and soaking the area for 15 minutes, at least twice daily. There are also several over-the-counter creams and ointments which can improve symptoms when applied to the area locally. Finally, it would be very prudent to see your doctor regarding this condition, especially if there is significant bleeding, pain, or no improvement/worsening of the symptoms. Additionally, your doctor can determine whether the hemorrhoids are internal or external and develop an appropriate plan of treatment. Again, thank you for submitting your question. Sincerely, Dr. G
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