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What is a procedure for prolapse and hemorrhoids (PPH)?

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PPH is also called a stapled hemorrhoidectomy. Your doctor will use a stapler-like device to reposition the hemorrhoids and cut off their blood supply. Without blood, they'll eventually shrivel and die.

It can treat hemorrhoids that have and have not prolapsed, or slipped down out of the anus.

From: Hemorrhoid Surgery WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 18, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 9/18/2018

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National Institutes of Health.

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University of Michigan Health System: "Hemorrhoidectomy for Hemorrhoids."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 18, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health.

Emedicine.

University of Michigan Health System: "Hemorrhoidectomy for Hemorrhoids."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 18, 2018

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