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How do you keep a hemorrhoid from bursting open and leaking puss?

How do you keep a hemorrhoid from bursting open and leaking puss?

Don't: Henmorrhoids rarely get infected. If a swelling near the anus burst and discharges purulence it is more likely a rectal abscess and may have a fistula associated with it, which may require surgery to prevent recurrence. See a colon and rectal surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more


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What is the best way to keep a hemorrhoid from bursting open and leaking puss?

What is the best way to keep a hemorrhoid from bursting open and leaking puss?

See a surgeon: See a surgeon and get the hemorrhoid or from that description the abscess or fistula treated. This will involve antibiotics and a surgical procedure to carefully examen the area, "exam under anesthesia, " and treat it at the same time. ...Read more

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I have an infected hemorrhoid that leaks puss. Over the counter medication or go to the doctor?

I have an infected hemorrhoid that leaks puss. Over the counter medication or go to the doctor?

See a doctor: If you are concerned about an infection, over the counter products will not be effective. If there is pus or infection, see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Thrombosis hemorrhoid burst after a bath the other day and bled a lot. Now it is putting out puss and is very sore. What to do and how serious is it?

Thrombosis hemorrhoid burst after a bath the other day and bled a lot. Now it is putting out puss and is very sore. What to do and how serious is it?

Continue sitz bath.: Sit in warm tub, plain warm water at least four times a day. If problem continue after few days check with your MD ...Read more

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I had a cyst on my shoulder for fifteen years. Just a hard knot. Three weeks ago it burst. Leaked thick puss like fluid. Now leaking blood. I?

I had a cyst on my shoulder for fifteen years. Just a hard knot. Three weeks ago it burst. Leaked thick puss like fluid. Now leaking blood. I?

Sebaceous cyst: This sounds like a sebaceous cyst that is now draining. The blood is actually serosanguinous - what your body puts into hollow spaces to fill the void. If it does not stop draining on its own please go get seen. ...Read more

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What can I do to keep a hemorrhoid from bursting? I would like to avoid it as much as possible.

What can I do to keep a hemorrhoid from bursting? I would like to avoid it as much as possible.

Surgery: If local measures, non operative treatments fails, to under go one of the accepted methods of surgery to prevent ' hemorrhoid from bursting' ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happen after burst prolapsed hemorrhoid without treatment?

Could you tell me what happen after burst prolapsed hemorrhoid without treatment?

Usually bleeding: Bursting of hemorrhoids is equal to tearing open blood vessels. It may be able to stop on its own or surgery might be needed. If it stops, nothing else is needed. High fiber diet is the key to avoid more complications. Rarely, u can have infection and this may need antibiotics or surgery or both. If there is persistent pain, bleeding, fever/chills etc, u need to call ur doctor. ...Read more

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I had a hemorrhoid burst and it still lightly bleeding, I have no access to a bath, how would I clean so it doesn't hurt?

Moistened wipes: Moist tissue, or better yet baby wipes with aloe work very well. You can also obtain a sitz bath, which is a shallow bath that you sit upon. A medical supply store can also provide a squirt bottle to spray the area clean. ...Read more

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External hemorrhoid burst this morning. How best to heal it and keep them from returning. Upping my fiber, fruit, water, veggies, more activity too.

Thrombosed hemorrhoi: Sounds like u had a thrombosed hemorrhoid which burst open and releasesdthe clot. I would recommend soaking your bottom in warm water every day (×2) till it resolves. They may come back and I agree with everything you r doing. If you see a big clot still attached to it and its not going away, I would recommend seeing a surgeon to remove it. No need to put any ointment. ...Read more

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Will external hemorrhoid burst during vaginal intercourse?

Will external hemorrhoid burst during vaginal intercourse?

May be: Hemorrhoids are unlikely to rupture during regular sex, however, there is some "trauma" to the anal area and depending on the state of hemorrhoids, rupture may happen. ...Read more

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We are in mexico returning to canada in a few days. My wife has an external hemorrhoids that has burst and is slightly bleeding. What can we do?

We are in mexico returning to canada in a few days. My wife has an external hemorrhoids that has burst and is slightly bleeding. What can we do?

The bleeding will: Eventually stop. This is old blood from the dissolving clot. The pain should have eased after it started to bleed. The bleeding may last for 10-14 days. Best thing is to wear a light day sanitary pad. If still problematic on return to home see your doctor or a colorectal surgeon to remove the remaining clot and stop the bleeding sooner. The worst is over. Relax. This is unlikely to be fresh blood. ...Read more

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My father recently had a colonoscopy. Now 1 or more hemorrhoids have burst, are bleeding, and he has a slight fever. Advice?

My father recently had a colonoscopy. Now 1 or more hemorrhoids have burst, are bleeding, and he has a slight fever. Advice?

Bleeding hemorrhoids: Please have your father see a physician to look at the area, try and stop the bleeding, and see if antibiotics are justified. If the colonoscopy was within the week, call the gastroenterologist who did the procedure and arrange for follow up just to be sure there were no complications involved. Urgent care if no improvement if bleeding does not slow within 15 minutes. 911 if profuse bleeding. ...Read more

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Anal itching that results in bleeding and what looks like a clear liquid leaking, no pain. Seems to be from hemorrhoids and is only on the surface of the anus. Is there something topical that can help release the itching so it can heal w/out a dr?

Anal itching that results in bleeding and what looks like a clear liquid leaking, no pain. Seems to be from hemorrhoids and is only on the surface of the anus. Is there something topical that can help release the itching so it can heal w/out a dr?

Over the counter: Creams for treatment of hemorrhoids are several, (e.g. Preparation H) you can use those, but keep the area clean and dry after bowel movements, cut your finger nails short, avoid constipation, etc. If despite that you still have symptoms, you better see your doctor, online / self treatment then, won't help ...Read more

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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 :)

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 :)

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. ...Read more

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Leaking from anus after bm. Internal hemorrhoids. Using witch hazel wipes -wiped too raw with tp. What now? Clears up if I take an antibiotic - cipro (ciprofloxacin).

Go to the Doctor: Usually one learns the 'three s' approach to managing their hemorrhoids at home. But, given your symptoms there is absolutely nothing to tell you other than that you must be seen in person, examined, and possibly sent on to surgery.
Antibiotics treat infection. They do not treat hemorrhoids. ...Read more