What is include in patient education about hemorrhoids?

Updated: Sep 24, 2019
  • Author: Kyle R Perry, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Attention to regular and soft bowel movements is important. Bulk agents (eg, psyllium seed) and oral fluids are important. Bathing in tubs for comfort and hygiene is part of the routine. Judicious narcotic administration relieves pain. [56] Patients should also be advised of the following:

  • Avoid constipation

  • Weight loss

  • Avoid prolonged sitting on the toilet

  • Avoid prolonged sitting at work

  • Improved anorectal hygiene


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