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A very common question that I am asked is whether everyone with hemorrhoids needs surgery. And the truth of the matter is that only a minority of patients need surgery for hemorrhoids. Many times, I am actually able to treat hemorrhoids more effectively in the office than in the operating room. So, who can be treated in the office and who needs surgery for hemorrhoids?   First, we should talk about the difference between external and internal hemorrhoids. I’ve talked about this difference in another post as well. External hemorrhoids have pain...

I see so many patients in the office who think they have hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are one of the most common problems that I, as a colon and rectal surgeon, see. However, many of the patients whom I see who think they have hemorrhoids actually have other problems, such as an anal fissure or anal fistula. So the question you are probably wondering is, “Do I have hemorrhoids?” Hemorrhoids can be divided into two main categories: Internal and external. Internal hemorrhoids cause bleeding (one of the more common causes of bright red...