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A 18-year-old female asked:

how often can i use tucks (witch hazel) for hemorrhoids?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: As many as necessary. If symptoms continue, see your doctor.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
I prefer None: Tucks have alcohol and witch hazel which i prefer not to use. Kleenex cottonelle moist wipes or fleet brand wipes or prep h wipes are better choices and no limits on their use.

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How can I avoid hemorrhoids while pregnant?

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Dr. Megan Bird
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Keep stool soft: You can't always avoid hemorrhoids. But you can decrease the chance of developing them and limit their size by keeping your stool soft with lots of fluid and fiber. Also, don't strain with bowel movements.
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How can I manage hemorrhoids during pregnancy?

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Fluids and fiber: First, keep your stool soft with lots of fluids and fiber. If needed a stool softener can be used (something like docusate). If needed, preparation h and tucks (witch hazel) pads can be used to shrink hemorrhoids and relieve the swelling.
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Why am I more likely to get hemorrhoids while pregnant?

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Vascular congestion: As the pregnancy grows there is increased resistance to flow for blood vessels in the lower extremities and pelvis. This can lead to vascular congestion not only in veins of the legs, but also in the venous plexus of the anus. Congestion in this venous plexus is manifested clinically as hemorrhoids.
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Are pinworms anything to do with hemorrhoids?

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No: Both can cause rectal itching, but they are unrelated.
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If I eat more vegetables can I prevent hemorrhoids?

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Maybe: There are many factors that contribute to hemorrhoid formation. Constipation resulting from a low-fiber diet is one possible factor. In these people, preventing constipation by increase fiber intake can help prevent hemorrhoids. Usually a powder fiber supplement in addition to eating more vegetables is needed.

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