A 45-year-old member asked:
How to get rid of hemorrhoid pain?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Kaplananswered
Colon and Rectal Surgery 44 years experience
Pain: From hemorrhoids is usually due to an external hemorrhoid issue. If they are just swollen, bed rest for 24-48 hours and warm tub soaks work best. If it is thrombosed or clotted, seeing a colorectal surgeon to incise and drain will get the most prompt response. Be sure your pain is not due to an anal fissure as that is sometimes present and needs different treatment.
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Dr. Otto Placikanswered
Surgery - Plastics 36 years experience
Treat hemorrhoid: Determine if these are internal or external (more likely) and the treat the cause.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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