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A 36-year-old male asked:

Had an external hemorrhoid burst this morning, bleeding has stopped. afraid that tomorrow's bowel movement will cause it to bleed again. what to do to minimize potential bleeding? have to go daily :)

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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
External hemorrhoids: Please take stool softner to decrease constipation, which will minimize the rectal bleeding. Also, keep the are clean and avoid any moisture formation. If your symptoms still persist, specially pain or bleeding, it's time to see a colo-rectal surgeon for hemorroidectomy. Good luck !
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Dr. Irina Kovatch
Surgery 15 years experience
Fiber: Increase fiber in diet or take fiber supplement (e.g. Metamucil). Increased fiber intake has been shown to decrease hemorrhoidal bleeding after 2 weeks. I don't think anything is going to work by tomorrow, but do avoid constipation and straining. Drink plenty of water. Good luck.
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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 33 years experience
Care of hemorrhoids: Home therapy for hemorrhoids: bowel regimen (fiber, stool softeners, water, juice probiotics, laxatives to achieve two soft bowel movements daily), salves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungals), and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). If this therapy fails to control hemorrhoids, then go see your doc. There are more medical therapies and safe surgical procedures.
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Last updated Aug 5, 2017

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