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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
Sitz baths: For really bad hemorrhoids you need to decrease the inflammation and keep it clean. Keeping it clean involves sitz baths. Do this after every bowel ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
See a surgeon: Depending on whether they are internal or external, a colorectal surgeon can help you decide if surgical correction is right for you.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Maybe the other way: Many times it is the other way; that constipation causes hemorrhoid formation or hemorrhoid irritation. Drink plenty of liquids and add fiber supplem ... Read More
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
22 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes: yes it can - due to pain, you learn not to go for a bowel movement often, so you risk getting constipated.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
39 years experience General Surgery
Diet: It is likely something in your diet. Stop using your current toilet paper and use hygienic wipes. Tronolane cream can help as well.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Exam: Have your doctor assess both your hemrrhoids and your prostate. You may need suppositories and antibiotics. All the best.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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No shortcuts: You must be examined to determine therapy. If severe, surgery is indicated. If moderate, the use of Rx crams ( Anusol HC), Proctofoam will help. I alw ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
If you're due 4 a-: -colonoscopy now, i would do that first. It may be quite a while after a hi I procedure, & they are not going 2 kill you, but an undiagnosed colo ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
Couple of days: Sounds just inflamed. Would just treat it conservatively. Sitz baths, stool softeners and over the counter anesthetic creams. In rare cases it may be ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
51 years experience General Surgery
Of course it can be: Yes, try not to strain when you have a bm. That is the main cause. Also if you do a lot of heavy lifting, it will bring them out with that straining ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Try this: Eat 1 cup of Fiber One (original) cereal (28 grams of fiber, 120 calories) daily. To make it more palatable, try adding fresh or frozen blueberries or ... Read More
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