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How to know what is best external hemorrhoids treatment at home?

How to know what is best external hemorrhoids treatment at home?

Avoid: Sitting and straining too long at the toilet. Avoid constipation by eating a high fiber diet, eat fruits and vegetables, add metamucil fiber to diet. Warm bath soaks and tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen if there is discomfort. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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


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Can I use horse cheatnut ointment for an external hemorrhoid and should it specifically be for hemorrhoid treatment or can it be plain cream?

Can I use horse cheatnut ointment for an external hemorrhoid and should it specifically be for hemorrhoid treatment or can it be plain cream?

I would not.: No mention of external application here: http://naturaldatabase. Therapeuticresearch. Com/nd/PrintVersion. Aspx? Id=1055&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

or here, https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Aesculus_hippocastanum#Medical_uses

so try a better studied treatment, like Preparation H, if it is available where you live or see Doc. Better to spend money on well-studied treatments that are known to help. ...Read more

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What kind of specialist is best for hemorrhoid treatment?

What kind of specialist is best for hemorrhoid treatment?

Hemorrhoid Treatment: Many cases of hemorrhoids can be treated with ointments and/or suppositories and stool softeners, without the need for surgery. Any type physician can prescribe these medications. When the hemorrhoids are severe and require surgery, this is usually performed by a general surgeon or a colo-rectal surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the best initial treatment for pain of small external hemorrhoid with no bleeding.

What is the best initial treatment for pain of small external hemorrhoid with no bleeding.

Hemorrhoids: Initial treatment consists of warm water baths to rectal area called sitz baths, gentle hygiene with wet wipes and blotting, and application of otc Hydrocortisone cream. Also, dietary changes with gradual increase in fiber, controlling carbohydrates, and increasing water intake. Activity increases help too. Visit with your doctor to make sure that they are hemorrhoids and nothing else. ...Read more

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What is the best hemorrhoid treatment? It's painful.

What is the best hemorrhoid treatment? It's painful.

Various: Most heal by themselves. But may require numbing cream, diet modification, less straining, less time sitting on toilet or even surgery.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hemorrhoids/basics/definition/con-20029852 ...Read more

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What hemorrhoid treatment options are available for reducing pain?

What hemorrhoid treatment options are available for reducing pain?

R U certain of Dx?: Hemorrhoids are classified as internal (which bleed and protrude) or external (which can cause pain when thrombosed). Pain from thrombosed hemorrhoids respond well to sitz baths; if ineffective, minor surgery is necessary. Internal hemorrhoids don't cause pain; these are often confused with fissures, which can be quite painful, yet responsive to medication +/- surgery. ...Read more

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Does an external hemorrhoid require medical treatment?? And is it gonna keep coming back without a treatment??

Does an external hemorrhoid require medical treatment?? And is it gonna keep coming back without a treatment??

Not necessarily: Unless the pain and/or bleeding are significant, hemorrhoids can be tolerated. They flare up when there is constipation or straining. If you alter your diet and keep your stools soft and regular, the can be managed conservatively. ...Read more

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Is daflon a safe and affective option for hemorrhoid treatment? Where (in the usa) and what brand is recommended if so?

Is daflon a safe and affective option for hemorrhoid treatment? Where (in the usa) and what brand is recommended if so?

For minor hemorrhoid: It depends on the grade that you have. For early stages it may help (i and ii).Otherwise, a more radical alternative is needed. ...Read more

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As per symptoms it seems I am suffering from external hemorrhoid and seek your advice for treatment and related precautions?

As per symptoms it seems I am suffering from external hemorrhoid and seek your advice for treatment and related precautions?

You need exam: Need exam by your doctor to make sure it is external hemorrhoid not some thing serious. Can leave them alone if they don't bother you but they will soil underwear, inflame irritate &cause pain, do not disappear on their own with ointments as they are large skin tags with out some surgical procedure (along with internal hemorrhoids).. ...Read more

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External hemorrhoid home treatment suggestions?

External hemorrhoid home treatment suggestions?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): The first line treatment for hemorrhoids is actually making sure that no hard stools are passing by the swollen hemorrhoidal tissue and causing more trauma and inflammation. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and generic MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) works well for most people to make the stool soft and allow healing of the hemorrhoids. If that doesn't solve the problem or if there is any bleeding then go see a surgeon for further treatment. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor do I need for hemorrhoid treatment/diagnosis?

Colorectal Surgeon: A colorectal surgeon or a proctologist is the best to diagnose and treat hemorrhoids. Many treatments can be done in the office such as band ligation. ...Read more

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Is daflon effective for hemorrhoid treatment and is it safe to take when you have untreated stage 1 hypertension?

Is daflon effective for hemorrhoid treatment and is it safe to take when you have untreated stage 1 hypertension?

Hemorrhoids: Daflon 500, a phlebotonic medicine, is used as treatment for hemorrhoids and venous illnesses. This drug is not for sale in the United States. There should be no contraindication for hypertensives, but contact the pharmaceutical company website.

http://www. Ehow. Com/facts_7202333_daflon-500_.html#ixzz2gilgv4xj. ...Read more

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I have had an external hemorrhoid that flares up occasionally for eight years. It started during chemo for breast cancer. Should I seek treatment?

I have had an external hemorrhoid that flares up occasionally for eight years. It started during chemo for breast cancer. Should I seek treatment?

It depends: External hemorrhoids are mainly symptomatic (painful) when they develop a small blood clot (thrombosis). This is usually treated with Sitz baths, NSAIDS and occasionally a minor office procedure to remove clot. You can read more excellent patient advice here, just enter the following into the search bar: bit. Ly/1vNeGSm ...Read more

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External hemorrhoid right outside anus, it's not hard & no pain, but bleeds. Been there a long while. Over the counter treatments for it please?

External hemorrhoid right outside anus, it's not hard & no pain, but bleeds. Been there a long while. Over the counter treatments for it please?

Treat constipation: For hemorrhoids I would use a stool softener to keep stools runnier. Also, it will decompress the bowel and allow the hemorrhoids to start to shrink. I would use any over the counter hemorrhoid medication. They all work reasonably well. Finally, I would use a step stool in the bathroom to keep knees above hips while on the toilet to minimize straining. ...Read more

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I have a thrombosed external hemorrhoid and no insurance. It hurts very bad. Would it be in my best interest to just go to an er or use home remides?

Here are some...: Ideally, go to see professionals/ But, you may watch and see if the degree and area of the pain do not worsen/extend with no fever/chill, you may use hemorrhoid-related OTC remedies + normalize BM through self-care. If not as stated, see doc soon. To put all related things together correctly for good care can be done easily by following info in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best.. ...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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Would oral prednisone help a thrombosed external hemorrhoid that's failed tx w/ hc suppositories & cream? What's best for pain control?

Would oral prednisone help a thrombosed external hemorrhoid that's failed tx w/ hc suppositories & cream? What's best for pain control?

Hemrrhoid: Oral Prednisone has not been well documented in the literature in the treatment of hemrrhoids. Keeping on a strict schedule of nsaids for their anti-inflammatory effect, barring no contra-indications in your personal history, would be beneficial to you. I would recomment starting with Ibuprofen (motrin) 600mg 3 times a day for 30 days. The anti-inflammatory effects take a full week before benefit. ...Read more

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What does an external hemorrhoid look like?

What does an external hemorrhoid look like?

Varies: If it is just swollen, it may look just like a boil and be red and tender near anus, if it is thrombosed it will be even more tender and appear as a dark purple grape near the anus. If you have either, get it checked by an expert. ...Read more

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I have an external hemorrhoid and I was wondering if I could get some advice?

EAT RIGHT: You need to keep your bowel soft and avoid spicy food
if you are having pain you can use any of the medication available OTC from ointment, suppository or wipes
if the pain bad need to use sitz bath or you can sit in warm water in the tub
if the pain is not releaved you need to go and see a doctor you mighr have a thrombosed hemorrhoid and you might need some intervention ...Read more

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How painful is external hemorrhoid surgery?

Care of hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are dilation and swelling of the expandable tissue around the rectal opening. Non operative treatment recommended, and includes bowel regimen (fiber, stool softners, laxatices to goal of 2 soft bowel movements daily) local sauves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungals, other) and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). Surgery only if above fails. Post op pain is expected, manageable. ...Read more

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Will an external hemorrhoid have a white head on it?

Will an external hemorrhoid have a white head on it?

Not likely: This sounds more like an abscess or anal wart. Best to get an exam from your docotr or a specialist. ...Read more

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Should I go see a doc for external hemorrhoid is bleeding?

Maybe: If this is a persistent problem, you should see your doctor. If its new, try local management first. Topical over the counter cremes, good hydration, moderate to high fibre diet, sitz baths all may help. If the bleeding persists, or is tender, see your doctor. This may be self limited as the bleeding may be the disruption of the engorged hemorrhoid. Good luck. ...Read more

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When should I go to my doctor for external hemorrhoid? It has been 5 days.

When should I go to my doctor for external hemorrhoid? It has been 5 days.

Sure its hemorrhoid?: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Rectal prolapse and anal cancer can appear as a protrusion. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for your problem as described. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a woman with external hemorrhoid take clomid (clomiphene)?

Please tell me, could a woman with external hemorrhoid take clomid (clomiphene)?

Yes: External and internal hemorrhoids are aggravated by straining and poor bowel habits. As long as you keep your stools soft and avoid prolonged straining, your hemorrhoids should not be aggravated by taking clomid (clomiphene). ...Read more

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Is it viable to have internal and external hemorrhoid surgery with just local ansthesia?

Is it viable to have internal and external hemorrhoid surgery with just local ansthesia?

Yes: It can be done with just local but I would not recommend it. I would also try to find a non-operative treatment before attempting surgery. Do everything you can to avoid surgery. The recovery is very painful and there are many nonsurgical alternatives that are very effective. ...Read more

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Hi doc, I have external hemorrhoid for almost 13 years, and I notice it becomes like branch of a tree getting more. What can I do?

Hi doc, I have external hemorrhoid for almost 13 years, and I notice it becomes like branch of a tree getting more. What can I do?

First you see a doct: Make sure it is only a hemorrhoids, by seeing a doctor, then local care proper diet, stool softeners etc, most of the time will improve, if keep getting worse then get them removed. ...Read more

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34 y/o with 2 kids born in the last 4yr w/external hemorrhoid. Will this go away on its own or do I need to visit a doc and what type doc?

It may or may not: If the external hemorrhoid is causing pain or bleeding you should be evaluated by primary care and referred if needed to general or colon-rectal surgeon. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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My 5 yr old daughter appears to have 1 external hemorrhoid and 1 internal, she's had them since 9 mos of age - are OTC hem meds safe for her?

Never see them: In more than 3 decades of practice I have never seen true hemorrhoids in a kid that age. I have seen skin tags, left over from anal fissures, but never hemorrhoids. If it truly is one it implies some significant problems in your kid. I would have you kids doc look at them at her next visit & explain what it is. ...Read more