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What is the medical treatment for hemorrhoids?
Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications
Prolapsed Internal Hemorrhoids Treatment
Thrombosed Hemorrhoids Treatment
Internal Hemorrhoid Treatments
Unless there is bleeding an internal hemorrhoid may have no symptoms. Once there is bleeding and/or prolapse and the diagnosis is made, home remedies are most often used to control symptoms. If bleeding increases or there is difficulty in reducing prolapsed hemorrhoids, referral to a surgeon is often made to discuss more aggressive treatment options.
External Hemorrhoid Treatment
Treatment of external hemorrhoids usually addresses the hygiene issue, where excess skin tags makes it difficult to properly clean the anus area after a bowel movement. If this becomes a significant issue, surgery can be considered to remove the hemorrhoid.
Thrombosed external hemorrhoids may require the clot removed acutely in an office or emergency/urgent care department procedure.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/6/2016
Bhupinder Anand, MD
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