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Hemorrhoid surgery - series

Indications

Indications

Overview

These vascular cushions can become swollen and inflamed, usually due to increased intra-abdominal pressure, such as during straining when constipated or during pregnancy. Such swelling can cause pain, bleeding, and itching. Hemorrhoid removal may be recommended when non-surgical treatment (fiber rich diet, laxatives, stool softener, suppositories, medications, warm baths) has not provided adequate relief from:

  • persistent itching
  • anal bleeding
  • pain
  • blood clots (thrombosis of the hemorrhoids)

Update Date 5/16/2011

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