A 32-year-old female asked:
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i get inflamed external hemorrhoids randomly once or twice a year where the vein bulges and becomes hard and painful for 2 weeks. why & what to do?

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Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is useful: Warm sitzbaths is also a useful adjunct
Answered on Aug 4, 2014
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
They are quite commo: sitting a long time, straining due to a low fiber diet or not enough fat or liquids. Obesity, COPD fluid accumulating diseases can also put a strain on the veins. Steroid cremes applied twice a day, sitz baths, diet as mentioned, stool softeners, could be helpful to prevent them.
Answered on Aug 4, 2014
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Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Thrombose Hemorrhoid: You most likely develop Thrombosed Hemorrhoid which it means the blood clots from inside the Hemorrhoid, this condition is very painful and the Hemorrhoid looks bluish or purple. Sometimes they could resolve by itself but it can be excised by the surgeon, if you get this couple of times a yea it's time for you to see a surgeon for possible Hemorrhoid surgery, try to prevent constipation, sits bath
Answered on Aug 4, 2014
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Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Stool softener lubri: Treatment for hemorrhoids medically. Includes high-fiber diet 5 to 10 fresh raw steamed fruits or vegetables daily and or fiber supplements like Metamucil. You should strive for two soft stools per day. Lubricate the anal cannal with Vaseline before bowel movements. Clean the area with TUCKS (witch hazel) after bowel movements. There are also minimally invasive and invasive surgical treatments. A person complai
Answered on Aug 8, 2014
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