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Can you shrink hemorrhoids with aspirin?

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Dr. David Gutman
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
No: Aspirin has not been shown to shrink hemorrhoids, but can increase bleeding.
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Dr. Susan Besser
Family Medicine 25 years experience
No: Oral Aspirin will not shrink hemorrhoids which are due to dialated blood vessels. It may help with the discomfort, however.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Aspirin isn't likely: To have a significant impact on shrinking your hemorrhoids. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in bathtub w warm water. There needs to be enough water to submerge anal area. Soak for about 15 minutes – several times a day. An alternative is placing ¼ cup of witch hazel ; warm water in a basin. Soak for at least 15 mins, at least twice a day. There are a number of over-the-counter meds too.
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