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Do I need to follow-up with my doctor after being treated for hemorrhoids?
Warm Sitz baths, plenty of fluids and increased roughage are usually recommended. Hemorrhoidal pain is usually managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
Stool softeners may be recommended by your health-care professional. The person should contact their health-care professional if they develop increased rectal pain, bleeding, fever, abdominal pain, or vomiting after hemorrhoid treatment.
Can hemorrhoids be prevented?
The risk of hemorrhoids can be decreased by preventing constipation 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.
What's the prognosis for a person with hemorrhoids?
Most people with hemorrhoids have an excellent prognosis. While symptoms of bleeding or discomfort may flare up from time to time, they don't last long and can be relieved with symptomatic care at home.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/6/2016
Bhupinder Anand, MD
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