A 25-year-old male asked:
I had a huge hemorrhoid drained yesterday morning. it's still bleeding and i'm kind of nervous to go to the bathroom. should i suck it up and go?
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General Surgery 25 years experience
No straining: you had hemorrhoid treated yesterday. You are concerned about going to the bathroom for bleeding. This is a natural concern. However you want to avoid straining so that the hemorrhoids don't continue. Keep your stool softened by using a stool softener and avoid staring on the toilet
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