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anal swelling and pressure. possible hemmhroid. what should i do?

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Sitz bath: Try soaking for 5-10 minutes in a warm bath with some salt thrown in. If you're not better in a day or two of doing this a couple of times/day, seek help.
Answered on Dec 8, 2016
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Dr. Carolyn Messere
22 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Ice pack, soak: Try soaking in warm water and alternating with ice pack. Take a stool softener such as colace or milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Consider seeing a surgeon, who can remove the hemorrhoid. Don't hold your stool, which will only make it harder and more likely to hurt when you do pass it. Also, this could be an abscess. If does not improve with conservative treatment, see a doctor.
Answered on Mar 29, 2018
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