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A 23-year-old female asked:

Can i pop my hemorrhoids w/pin. try everything but didn't work.bath sit,cream doc. prescription medicine & more.it get worse itchy rash bottom swollen?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Colorectal surgeon: Hi, you might have a Thrombosed Hemorrhoid and you need to be evaluated by a surgeon for anascopy and treatment.
Dr. Carolyn Messere
Colon and Rectal Surgery 23 years experience
Please don't: This is not the sort of thing to pop with a pin. It will not resolve the problem, and could in fact make it worse. Agree with others who have said you should be evaluated by a doctor. Also, this may not be hemorrhoids at all. Often itchy, swollen bottom is more a skin irritation than a hemorrhoid problem. Avoid wet wipes, creams, soaps, lotions. Don't wipe aggressively. Give it a chance to heal.
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Best for non doctors to not pop anything with a pin except balloons.
Oct 15, 2014
Dr. Diane Brzezinski
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
This is not acceptable. Perhaps you need to be re evaluated? Sounds as if the skin irritation is really the issue.
Oct 17, 2014
Last updated Aug 14, 2016


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