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Are External Hemorrhoids Permanent
I delivered my baby 3 days back, now I have external hemorrhoids, without pain or bleeding, only lump, is it permanent or it will disappear?
I delivered my baby 3days back and I have External hemorrhoids now without bleeding or pain, only lump, is it permanent problem or it will disappear?
Should shrink: Hemorrhoids are a common issue post partum. You can ease the pain with warm water soaks (sitz baths) or using chilled hazel pads (Tucks). Avoid constipation with high fiber diet, fluid intake and a stool softener like docusate if needed. The lumps tend to shrink over time, but tend to remain. ...Read more
Normal venous struct: External hemorrhoids are veins under the skin surrounding the external portion of the anus. They are covered with skin or epidermis. Internal hemorrhoids are internal or external if the have prolapsed but are covered by mucosa and not epidermis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Hemorrhoids ate veins under the skin in the anal area. They become enlarged or irritated with constipation & sitting at the toilet straining too long. The veins can continue to enlarge with repeated irritation from constipation. Dink more water, eat more fiber (fruits & vegetables, metamucil). ...Read more
No: No they usually don't unless you have difficulty cleaning and there is residual stool that remains on the external hemorrhoid after each bm. I would recommend sitz baths after bms if you note an odor. If there continues to be an odor you may have a perianal abscess which would be accompanied by pain and pus drainage. For this you need to go to the er for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: You can never remove all of the external hemorrhoids even with surgery. What most people think are external hemorrhoids are actually residual benign skin tags from prior hemorrhoidal flares. I personally do not recommend witch hazel ever, as many people will develop a sensitivity reaction, like an allergic reaction, to it after repeated use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How'd you get them?: "healing" depends on whether the original cause for hemorrhoids persists. Have you been straining at stool, have rectal dysfunction, perform an activity that increases pelvic engorgement with blood or increases pelvic pressure (heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, etc.)? Have your hemorrhoids been surgically or medically managed (& with otc or prescription drugs)? Too many variables here to know... ...Read more
Sometimes yes &: Sometimes no. It is variable.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Yes, they are. It is secondary to the thrombotic process itself. ...Read more
Pressure: External hemorrhoids are like varicose veins in your rear end. Often caused by constipation or straining (like a women having a baby.). Often resolve on their own. Treated by treating the underlying constipation (if present) warm baths, and local creams such as preparation h. Prescription meds are also available. See your family doc if not improving in a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe not hemorrhoid: Are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Pain +/- pruritis (itching) from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.), prctalgia fugax. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's), circumstances, you will want to get evaluated. ...Read more
M58, I have external hemorrhoids, does it mean that there is high probability that I may have internal as well. Thanks?
Yes: However, it doesn't matter exactly where the hemorrhoids are unless they are causing problems. There are many creams and suppositories to use, and many types of procedures to perform if they are very bothersome. Procedures are usually best done by a colorectal surgical specialist, or general surgeon with substantial experience. ...Read more
I have External Hemorrhoids, Can Diosmin tablets help to treat it, After taking diosmin what will happens to external piles? Thanks
Probably NOT: Diosmin has some mild vasoconstictor properties to help veins shrink-the effect is temporary. And NOT a good long term solution ...Read more