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is it ok to pop a hemorrhoid

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No, please don't !: This could lead to injury or infection. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to be enough water to submerge the a ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: No, that would be a way to get an infeciton. It also may not be a hemmorrhoid. You should have your doctor look at it
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Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
No: See your doc or a GI doctor.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: It may bleed for some time till the wound heals. You may wish to use a pad, like a panty-liner to keep your clothes from getting soiled. For good heal ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
25 years experience Family Medicine
Please, don’t: Hemorrhoids are caused by bulging veins in the rectal area. Popping a hemorrhoid will lead to bleeding and may cause an infection. If constipation i ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
No: You will not be able to although the blood is in like a water bobble , need incision ( under local ) to drain itif you can't go to doctor , go to er ... Read More
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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 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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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aleks Radovic
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Don't pop it: It is unclear on what this is. Please see doctor for an exam and treatment options. If you pop it you could do more harm than good.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
28 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Topical steroids used long term can thin the skin around the anus but won't damage the hemorrhoid. Actually i never use these creams because they don' ... Read More
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