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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

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...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?

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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