A 25-year-old member asked:
i think i have an internal hemorrhoid from childbirthing, how can i treat this without the humiliation of a doctors exam?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Vivek Huilgol answered
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Strange ?: If you find your doctor humiliates you, perhaps you need another. On the other hand, if you find the whole business humiliating, how in earth did you go through childbirth?
Answered on Jul 30, 2012
Dr. George T Tsai answered
27 years experience General Surgery
Best to be examined: Start by optimizing your fiber (25-30 grams/ day = 5-6 servings of fruit and vege) and hydration (~ 8 glasses of fluid/ day). Stool softener may be helpful so you don't strain to have a bm. However, if you have grade ii/iii hemorrhoids, you will need to see a doctor. Don't be embarrassed, this is a very common problem and it usually isn't as bad as you think.
Answered on Apr 24, 2016
Dr. Sean O Donovan answered
34 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes, but...: Anal pain after delivery may be from many things, including, a fissure, blood clot, or infected episiotomy, so check with your ob/gyn. A simple 'angry' hemorrhoid will usually resolve with time, sitz baths(hot water to relax everything), stool softeneres to prevent straining, and otc creams may help too (tronolane is one). But have your ob/gyn at least look :).
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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