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A 20-year-old male asked:

Changed diet, increased fluids, less straining. now i have 2-3 weeks anusol for external hemorrhoids.is this usually an effective cure? im a gay male, so i need enough success to resume sex. suggestions?

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Dr. Michael Fedak
Specializes in Sports Medicine
That should work: Increasing fluids use of stool softeners to ease passage of stool, and suppositories like anusol usually work well for hemorrhoids. Very rarely do I need to send a patient to surgery for treatment.

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