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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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Prescribed 3 weeks anusol for external hemorrhoids, how long before I notice it really start to work? I've had them persisting for about 2 years.

Prescribed 3 weeks anusol for external hemorrhoids, how long before I notice it really start to work? I've had them persisting for about 2 years.

Diet and exercise: Hemorrhoids are enlarged veins in the rectal area. Anusol only for relief of itching and pain, not a cure for hemorrhoids. Eating a balanced diet, rich in fiber, together with plenty of fluids, softens the stool and increases its bulk, which will help you avoid the straining that can cause hemorrhoids or worsen symptoms from existing hemorrhoids. In addition, exercise can help with bowel movement. ...Read more

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Changed diet, increased fluids, less straining. Now I have 2-3 weeks anusol for external hemorrhoids. Is this usually an effective cure? I'm a gay male, so I need enough success to resume sex. Suggestions?

Changed diet, increased fluids, less straining. Now I have 2-3 weeks anusol for external hemorrhoids. Is this usually an effective cure? I'm a gay male, so I need enough success to resume sex. Suggestions?

That should work: Increasing fluids use of stool softeners to ease passage of stool, and suppositories like anusol usually work well for hemorrhoids. Very rarely do I need to send a patient to surgery for treatment. ...Read more

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Does anusol get rid of hemorrhoids or does it just relieve the symptoms?

Does anusol get rid of hemorrhoids or does it just relieve the symptoms?

Relieve: Hemorrhoiss are a stretched blood vessel and skin. Anusol just relieves the symptoms, to get rid you need surgery or other intervention. ...Read more

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Any risk and how much steroid absorbed by using anusol hc cream for hemorrhoid. Can it raise eye pressure.

Any risk and how much steroid absorbed by using anusol hc cream for hemorrhoid. Can it raise eye pressure.

Very low risk: From topical steroids. If there is a family history of glaucoma or if any known steroid response then have your eye pressure screened with an eyemd. ...Read more

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Do creams like anusol and preparation h actually get rid of hemorrhoids?

No, they will help: Anusol & preparation h and other products will help to reduce swelling (inflammation) their by helping to reduce pain, probably prolong the remission they will not physically get rid of hemorrhoids.. ...Read more

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To minimize any steroid absorption, how many times/day and for how many days you apply anusol hc 2.5%cream to treat internal hemorrhoid inflammation.?

To minimize any steroid absorption, how many times/day and for how many days you apply anusol hc 2.5%cream to treat internal hemorrhoid inflammation.?

Daily: Apply the cream daily. If you have a bowel movement then do a sitz bath then the cream. This should minimize the itch. Hopefully the duration of treatment is less than a week. In general if you treat yourself for a week and notice no improvement then see your doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Anusol seems to be shrinking hemorrhoids, but now some of them turning into small (whitehead sized) hard bumps that are itchy and hurt, is this normal?

Anusol seems to be shrinking hemorrhoids, but now some of them turning into small (whitehead sized) hard bumps that are itchy and hurt, is this normal?

Probably skin tags: When the hemorrhoidal inflammation decreases you may develop anal skin tags which is the skin that was stretched as a result of the inflammation. You need to have a doctor examine it to give you an accurate diagnosis ...Read more

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Which is more effective and common treatment for internal hemorrhoids inflammation: canasa 1000 mg suppository or anusol hc 2.5% cream. Thanks.

Which is more effective and common treatment for internal hemorrhoids inflammation: canasa 1000 mg suppository or anusol hc 2.5% cream. Thanks.

Canasa/Anusol: To treat internal hemorrhoid, I would recommend Anusol Hc 2.5% cream instead of canasa. Canasa enema is used to treat inflammation on the left side of the colon in ulcerative colitis. Suggest high fiber diet with diet supplement (goal of 25-30 grams per day), adequate hydration, avoid straining, avoid soap at anal area. If all failed, hemorrhoidal banding or other modalities. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with hemorrhoids after a colonoscopy, I feel blocked up and struggle to poop is this normal? Finished anusol and no change in bowel habits.

Diagnosed with hemorrhoids after a colonoscopy, I feel blocked up and struggle to poop is this normal? Finished anusol and no change in bowel habits.

Constipation: Hemorrhoid veins are a normal finding at colonoscopy and can become inflamed or irritated by chronic straining and constipation. These veins would not be the cause of constipation, and anusol will not correct constipation. Drink more water, eat more fiber (fruits, vegetables, metamucil), avoid fried and junk foods. ...Read more

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Is it possible for anusol haemorrhoids cream stop you from blushing?

Is it possible for anusol haemorrhoids cream stop you from blushing?

Unlikely: Some suppositories do contain a low dose vasoconstrictor
Neosynephrine like the nasal spray ...Read more

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I have an itchy anus. I have previously had hemeroids but have tried anusol and doesn't work.

Fiber, dry anus: Try taking a tablespoon of psyllium (such as metamucil) each day and apply calmoseptine around the anus 2-3 times per day for a couple weeks then as needed. If that doesn't take care of it, see a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Do creams like anusol and preparation h actually get rid of hemorhoids?

Hemrrhoids: Generally not on their own.

Anusol and perperatin h havs steroids hence help to calm down inflammation

combination of things with lifestyle change including high fiber diet (morethen 25 gm/ day) with regular excercise to aid in bowel mobility, adequate consumption of water and stool softners like docusate sodium help with prevention and to get rid of hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What is a tomy hemorrhoid?

What is a tomy hemorrhoid?

Not sure: I have never heard of a tomy hemorrhoid. Are you certain that is the right term? ...Read more

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Why is my hemorrhoid white?

Why is my hemorrhoid white?

Perianal mass: That would be an unusual color for a hemorrhoid. While hemorrhoids are a common diagnosis, there are other conditions which could be confused for a hemorrhoid such as an abscess. An evaluation by a general or colorectal surgeon would be recommended. ...Read more

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What is done for a hemorrhoid?

What is done for a hemorrhoid?

Depends: On whether it is internal or external, just swollen or thrombosed, bleeding or not and whether you are sure it is a hemorrhoid and not an abscess. Bet bet is a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the medicine for hemorrhoid?

What is the medicine for hemorrhoid?

High Residue!: Hydrocortisone suppositories or cream is helpful for acute flare-ups, but more important is a high residue diet & fiber supplements to avoid constipation. ...Read more

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Pop my own hemorrhoid, is that okay?

Pop my own hemorrhoid, is that okay?

No, please don't!: This could lead to injury or infection. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to be enough water to submerge the anal area. Soak for about 15 minutes – several times a day. An alternative is placing ¼ cup of witch hazel ; warm water in a basin. Soak for at least 15 minutes, at least twice a day. See your doctor for more help. ...Read more

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What's an effective treament for a hemorrhoid?

What's an effective treament for a hemorrhoid?

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are very common. They occur from a stasis of blood flow in the blood vessels that go to our lower intestines. As you get older you are less active and sit for longer periods of time.
Do not sit on the toilet to read. Use a soft wet type of tissue for wiping. Over the counter medicated pads may help with inflammation. See doctor if worsens. Exercise and eat fiber. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a hemorrhoid or something else?

How to tell if I have a hemorrhoid or something else?

You should: See a physician to examine and possibly run tests, hemorrhoid symptoms can be similar to something more serious. ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids painful?

Maybe: External hemorrhoids usually hurt and occassionally bleed, internal hemorrhoids usually bleed without pain unless they prolapse to the outside. Prolapsed internal hemorrhoids are not external hemorrhoids and are treated differently than true external hemorrhoids. Bleeding and pain is often a fissure. Get a colon and rectal surgeon to evaluate it properly. ...Read more

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Is hemorrhoid contagious?

Hemorrhoids: Are swollen or inflammed veins in the lower rectum or anus. There are various causes including excessive straining. They are not contagious at all. ...Read more

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How to eliminate hemorrhoids?

Rarely need to.: First, see your doctor to make sure your problem really is hemorrhoids. Serious problems are frequently blamed on "hemorrhoids". Hemorrhoids can usually be treated medically by avoiding constipation and avoiding straning with a bowel movement. If pain/itching present, try soaking in tub. If not better they can be removed by different methods (band ligation or surgery) but I rarely recommend these. ...Read more

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