According to guidelines from the American Academy of Family Physicians, increasing fiber intake is an effective first-line, nonsurgical treatment for hemorrhoids. Symptomatic relief may be achieved in those who undergo excision of thrombosed hemorrhoids within 2-3 days of symptom onset. For office-based treatment of grades I-III hemorrhoids, rubber band ligation is preferred, whereas excisional (conventional) hemorrhoidectomy is effective for grades IV or V, recurrent, or highly symptomatic hemorrhoids. Outcomes of stapled hemorrhoidopexy include more frequent symptomatic recurrence and prolapse than that from conventional hemorrhoidectomy.
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