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Severe internal haemorrhoids - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My husband, age 75, has severe internal Hemorrhoids and is having a lot of pain. He has had open heart surgery and has a pacemaker/defribralator. We inquired about a Micro-current Electrolysis procedure but found that the pacemaket/debrib. might interfere with the procedure. What type of treatments do you have?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   internal hemorroids can be treated with injection sclerotherapy in your husband
Doctor :   here a injection of a medication is given to the hemorroids, which help them reduce in size and then resolve the bleeding and other symptoms
Doctor :   the other procedure that can help is banding procedure , where surgical bands can be placed at the base of the hemorrhoids to prevent the increase of size and subsequently resolve them over time
Doctor :   are you there ?
Doctor :   are you there ?
User :   yes, I'm here. I couldn't find where to respond to you. Where is this done? Does Medicare cover it? We also have Secure Horizons by United Health Care
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   this is done by a gastroenterologist in a operating room
Doctor :   and it is covered by insurance as well
User :   Does he need to be put to sleep for this procedure. We would need to check with his Heart Doctor about taking him off Plavix and see if he is a candidate. Do we need a consultation first?
Doctor :   not really
Doctor :   this can be done under local anesthesia as well
Doctor :   you need a consultation with a gi doctor, first
Doctor :   then he will decide on the mode of treatment
User :   Where would this be done? Where do we find a gi doctor?
Doctor :   if injection sclerotherapy helps, then local anesthesia will help
Doctor :   let me try and help you out
Doctor :   give me a few minutes to find you a gi
User :   Do we find our own gi doctor or do you reccommend?
User :   o.k.
Doctor :   you can see this GI at this address provided here
Doctor :   I hope this information helps you out
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   Yes, I'm here.
Doctor :   let me give you the information
User :   o.k.
Doctor :   one more doctor that can help you here is
Doctor :   is this information helpful ?
User :   O.K. Thanks. This doctor will take it from here is that correct? We don't contact you after that?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   that is right
User :   O.K. Thanks for your help. Ending chat now.
Doctor :   if you need any other service or opinion, you can always contact us
Doctor :   thanks for consulting us here
Doctor :   take care and have a good evening
Doctor :   bye for now
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