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A 29-year-old female asked:

What is the difference between anusol ointment and cream?! can i continue taking iron tablets after a hemorrhoids surgery? when can i have sex ?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
See below: No substantial difference between ointment and cream. You may continue taking iron tablets as prescribed by your doctor. You may have sex when you are ready and feel like having it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Last updated Aug 18, 2019

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