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A 16-year-old male asked about a 54-year-old male:

Hemorrhoids pain? i have pretty bad hemorrhoids to the point were i can't sit or sleep doc gave me some ointment. still hurts any tips or advice?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Considerations...: "healing" depends on whether the original cause for hemorrhoids persists. Have you been straining at stool, have rectal dysfunction, perform an activity that increases pelvic engorgement with blood or increases pelvic pressure (heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, etc.)? Have your hemorrhoids been surgically or medically managed (& with otc or prescription drugs)? Are you sure they're hemorrhoids?
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Could be: at times very painful. Control of constipation use of strong hemorrhoidal topicals especially those with steroids and strong pain med. failurr of conservative treatment is an indication for surgery
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See doctor again: if getting worse make sure thehemorroid has not thrombosed. If it has it will need to be lanced and the clot e nucleated.

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