Overview

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins located around the anus or in the lower rectum. According to the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, millions of Americans suffer with hemorrhoids.[read article]

Tests for Hemorrhoids

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A digital rectal examination (DRE) is a simple procedure doctors use to examine the lower rectum and other internal organs. DRE is done for a number of reasons. For...  More
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An anoscopy is a procedure that can help a physician identify an abnormality in your gastrointestinal tract, in particular your anus and rectum. To perform an anosc...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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The colon helps your body absorb water and nutrients from the food you eat. It is also where your stool is formed. The last third of your colon is called the sigmoi...  More
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Endoscopy is a procedure that uses specialized tools to view and operate on the internal organs and vessels of your body. This allows surgeons to view problems with...  More
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Medical Procedures for Hemorrhoids

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A sitz bath is a warm, shallow bath that cleanses the perineum (the space between the rectum and the vulva or scrotum). A sitz bath can be used for everyday persona...  More
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Banding of Hemorrhoids
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Hemorrhoid Sclerotherapy
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Stapling of Hemorrhoid
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Hemorrhoid Coagulation Therapy
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Surgical Procedures for Hemorrhoids

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Hemorrhoidectomy
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Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels that may occur inside the rectum (internal) or outside the rectum (external). Hemorrhoids can usually be managed by eating a h...  More
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Cryotherapy of Hemorrhoids
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Prescribed Medications for Hemorrhoids

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DOCUSATE (doc CUE sayt) is stool softener. It helps prevent constipation and straining or discomfort associated with hard or dry stools.  More
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METHYLCELLULOSE (meth ill SELL yoo lose) is a bulk-forming laxative. This medicine is used to treat constipation.  More
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HYDROCORTISONE (hye droe KOR ti sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used to decrease swelling, itching, and pain that is caused by minor skin irritations or by hemorrh...  More
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LIDOCAINE; HYDROCORTISONE (LYE doe kane; hye droe KOR ti sone) is a combination of an anesthetic and a steroid. It is used to treat itching, pain, and swelling from...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Hemorrhoids

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DOCUSATE (doc CUE sayt) is stool softener. It helps prevent constipation and straining or discomfort associated with hard or dry stools.  More
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PSYLLIUM (SIL i yum) is a bulk-forming fiber laxative. This medicine is used to treat constipation.  More
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METHYLCELLULOSE (meth ill SELL yoo lose) is a bulk-forming laxative. This medicine is used to treat constipation.  More
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witch hazel topical(Neutrogena Acne Drying Gel , others...)
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Self Care for Hemorrhoids

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Dietary Modification
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Drink Plenty of Fluids
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Apply Cold Compresses
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Herbs and Supplements for Hemorrhoids What's this?

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Rutin is a yellow crystalline flavonol glycoside (C 27 H 30 O 16 ) that occurs in various plants (rue, tobacco, buckwheat, etc.). Upon hydrolysis (a chemical reacti...  More
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Ginkgo biloba has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Today, it is one of the top selling herbs in the United States. Ginkgo is used for the treatment of ...  More
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Honey is a sweet, viscid fluid produced by honeybees ( Apis melliflera ) from the nectar of flowers. It is generally recognized as safe (GRAS), but there have been ...  More
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Alternative Procedures for Hemorrhoids What's this?

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Water has been used medicinally for thousands of years, with traditions rooted in ancient China, Japan, India, Rome, Greece, the Americas, and the Middle East. Ther...  More
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The practice of acupuncture originated in China 5,000 years ago. Today it is widely used throughout the world and is one of the main pillars of Chinese medicine. Th...  More
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Water has been used medicinally for thousands of years, with traditions rooted in ancient China, Japan, India, Rome, Greece, the Americas, and the Middle East. Ther...  More
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Water has been used medicinally for thousands of years, with traditions rooted in ancient China, Japan, India, Rome, Greece, the Americas, and the Middle East. Ther...  More
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