Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology
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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 94-95

Hemorrhoids ! Don't call the surgeon yet

Department of Surgery, King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Khalid Rida Murshid
Department of Surgery, King Khalid University Hospital, P. 0. Box 7805, Riyadh 11472
Saudi Arabia
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PMID: 19864801

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Two hundred and twenty-four consecutive patients seen for the first time with symptomatic hemorrhoids were given a high fiber diet supplemented by ispaghula husk. Patients were seen at 1, 3, 6 and 12 months and showed improvement. The results suggest that conservative treatment using only a high fiber diet supplemented by Metamucil is highly effective in the symptomatic treatment of patients with piles.

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