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Draining hemorrhoids

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Please don't: Self surgery could lead to infection or hemorrhage. Please see your doctor or a general surgeon.
Dr. Peter Than
Surgery 11 years experience
No: It's best to have this evaluated and treated by a health care provider.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Yes and no: Leave it to a professional. There may be more there and you risk infection and incontinence.
Dr. Daniel Para
General Surgery 31 years experience
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
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
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
A male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
A Verified Doctoranswered
Trauma Surgery 51 years experience
NO: It will just bleed and return. Either banding or excision is the answer
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 25 years experience
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
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
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 female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
You need warm sitz bath 3 times a day, 10-15 minutes each time. You should use the steroid cream along with preparation H rapid relief which contains ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
With any "draining" of a hemorrhoid, infection is possible. You will need an exam for evaluation, so go to an ED , where proper treatment can be rend... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
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.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
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 male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. You may also wish to be ... Read More
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