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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Please don't: Self surgery could lead to infection or hemorrhage. Please see your doctor or a general surgeon.
Dr. Peter Than
10 years experience General Surgery
No: It's best to have this evaluated and treated by a health care provider.

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Yes and no: Leave it to a professional. There may be more there and you risk infection and incontinence.
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Dr. Daniel Para
30 years experience General Surgery
Absolutely not!: Best home treatment for hemorrhoid pain and swelling is sitz baths. Sprinkle epson salts in tub with room-temperature water and sit in it for 15 minu ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Stylman
38 years experience General Surgery
Bad idea: While thrombosed hemorrhoids may open and drain themselves, it's probably a bad idea to drain them yourself. Most of them will shrink and improve if ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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NO: It will just bleed and return. Either banding or excision is the answer
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
No straining: you had hemorrhoid treated yesterday. You are concerned about going to the bathroom for bleeding. This is a natural concern. However you want to av ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Martins
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Wound pain: Draining a hemorrhoid is a surgical procedure that creates a wound. Ibuprofen (adult dose is 400 - 600 mg every 6 hours) is a good first medication. ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Ask your doctor: Would like to help, but this question isn't appropriate for an online forum. The doctor or clinic treating you is the one to ask.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Draining abscess: You should either go back to the er or see your personal doctor. He may want to give you antibiotics and monitor the progress of the drainage.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
46 years experience Family Medicine
Not uncommon.: Should not need drained frequently. Your doc probably gave you good advice. Keep your stools soft, use the sitz baths if recommended and do not strain ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan frederik Kirsten
Specializes in General Practice
Consult your Doctor : Your Doctor would be able to confirm the diagnoses and suggest the correct treatment.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
Thrombosed: Hemorrhoid? I agree with going to ER.

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