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How do I treat an internal hemorroid

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: You may be able to avoid irritating the internal hemorrhoids and thus may allow them to be less bothersome, but they may not go away completely. Drin ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Strange ?: If you find your doctor humiliates you, perhaps you need another. On the other hand, if you find the whole business humiliating, how in earth did you ... Read More
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Best to be examined: Start by optimizing your fiber (25-30 grams/ day = 5-6 servings of fruit and vege) and hydration (~ 8 glasses of fluid/ day). Stool softener may be h ... Read More
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Dr. Sean O Donovan
33 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes, but...: Anal pain after delivery may be from many things, including, a fissure, blood clot, or infected episiotomy, so check with your ob/gyn. A simple 'angry ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience Internal Medicine
No it does not: Hemorroids causes painless bleeding from the rectum and usually associated with defecation.. It can cause a heaviness in that area and itching on occa ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Reich
7 years experience Internal Medicine
Rectal suppository: You can try a rectal suppository like preparation H which can be picked up over the counter at a local pharmacy, this contains hydrocortisone cream wh ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Dr. Nina Hall answered
Specializes in General Surgery
Fiber!: Constipation may have many causes, but is most often relieved with fiber smpplementation. There are many bran cereals (look at fiver content on labe ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Two different issues: Proctitis is by definition an inflammatory condition of the rectum. This is a very different scenario than hemorrhoids. Is there some question as to y ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Hemorrhoid infection: If there is truly an infection internally from Hemorrhoids, you will need antibiotics. Consult with us to determine which one is best to start to avoi ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Unless there is a fissure developed between the rectum and other organs.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Bates
7 years experience Family Medicine
Mural ax: i'm a huge fan of miralax, (polyethylene glycol) it's safe, cheap and very effective. Try adding a cap (17g) of this dissolved in water or juice daily ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Depends on how bad: Warm sitz baths, sitting in a warm tub for 20 minutes, two or three times a day may be helpful. Drink plenty of water. Over-the-counter medications ma ... Read More

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