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can using vaseline in anal area help soothe hemorrhoids

A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes if it helps you: Eat high fibre diet plenty of fluids , avoid constipation maintain good hygiene , that will help you . Thanks to dr fowler , gave very important ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Agree with Dr. Rao: Additionally- it is important not to make hemorrhoids worse. Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be us ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
No: Other than making everything greasy i don't think it does!
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Dr. Buck Parker
17 years experience General Surgery
No: Hemorrhoids should be treated first by diet modification. 20-30 grams per day of fiber often relieves the stress of hard bowel movements which contrib ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tso Chen
Dr. Tso Chen answered
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Irritated hemorrhoids can certainly cause streaks of blood when wiping. The best way to prevent hemorrhoids is to keep bowel movement regular, ie dail ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Berry
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Yes ...: Hemorrhoids can do just what you describe. The danger of ignoring bleeding is missing cancers.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Surgeon: You need to see a colo-rectal surgeon as you may need more therapy that can be anything from some medicine to a bit of surgery. Hurry up and see one - ... Read More
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Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
16 years experience Pharmacology
See the Pediatrician: Its important to see the pediatrician to have the baby evaluated/ properly treated. The position of the tears put the baby for increase risk of infect ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Safe: But not recommended. The petroleum base in vaseline can cause many local problems so i would nopt advise to use vaseline.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes it is: To use vasiline on the rctum.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
43 years experience Preventive Medicine
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Possible but: Not advisable. Vaseline is a petroleum product and I do not recommend the use of these products around the anus.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Won't hurt: Vaseline may help protect an anal fissure from irritation but will not facilitate healing. The most important factor in healing an anal fisssure is de ... Read More
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