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Hemerhoids prior to colonoscopy. procedure aggrivated them. known management techniques not helpful. what are good and bad ideas to help manage?

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Dr. Robert Sterling
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No Butts About This!: First,I'd call the lout who did this & ask him(or her) about it.But that aside. it's hard to say without looking at it(which"he or she"may want to do).If it's not bleeding or leaking anything weird, a warm bath or soak & meticulous local cleanliness help.A stool softener helps(easier to pass the exit).A topical anesthetic will help (some are non-Rx).But if it bleeds or nothing helps,it's doc time!
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Hemorrhoids: Flareups of hemorrhoids are usually managed by applications of warm water and applying soothing ointments like anusol and keeping bowel movements soft with the use of stool softeners like colace (docusate sodium). If there is a severely painful and tender hemorrhoid it may be thrombosed and the clot is removed by a proctologist or colonrectal surgeon with the use of local anesthesia.

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