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The risk of hemorrhoids can be decreased by eating a high fiber diet, staying well hydrated, getting regular exercise, and trying to have a bowel movement as soon as possible after the urge arises.
Most people with hemorrhoids have an excellent prognosis. While symptoms of bleeding or discomfort may flare from time to time, they don't last long and can be relieved with symptomatic care at home.
Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American Board of Surgery
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/26/2015
Bhupinder Anand, MD
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