Posted by: Bek | 2007/07/23


Ho Dr,

I have suffered from piles for about 8 months now, i have tried probably every laxative on the market. I am fine for a week or two and then constipation causes severe pain and bleeding. I have been to two seperate doctors and the latest one said to me that it does not feel big enought to operate. If i change my diet will i be able to manage this? If not what will an operation like this cost? i am not on medical aid. I am at the stafe where i will do anything.
thank you kindly

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Dear Bek

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If you should change your diet, as well as use a mild laxative to keep you regular and the stools soft, the condition can resolve by itself. If you are considering to remove the haemorhoids, you should consult a Surgeon. He/she will be able to inform you about the cost involved.

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Dr Anrich Burger

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Posted by: bek | 2007/07/24

Please can you recommend a mild laxative? Thank you for your advice.

Kind Regards

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