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

Would oral prednisone help a thrombosed external hemorrhoid thats 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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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 you tell me how long it should take for my hemorrhoid to heal without cream?

Can you tell me how long it should take for my hemorrhoid to heal without cream?

Hemmorhoids: It is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to either constipation or diarrhea. Hemorrhoids should be evaluated by a colo-rectal or general surgeon you will require dietary, bathroom habit modifications and sometimes office based procedures if medical management is ineffective. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of hemorrhoid creams?

What are the side effects of hemorrhoid creams?

Itching/irritation: Most creams can cause increased irritation if used too much or too heavily--allergic reactions are rare but may also exacerbate sypmtoms and worsen the symptoms for which you are using the product! any persistent pain, irritation (>7 days) should be evaluated and not ignored.In other words, ok to try but use with caution! ...Read more

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Can triamconolone cream be used for hemorrhoids?

Can triamconolone cream be used for hemorrhoids?

Yes, briefly: Triamcinolone is a long-acting corticosteroid used for a variety of problems. It is much stronger than the usual type of corticosteroid that is included in hemorrhoid creams, which uses Hydrocortisone (anusert, anusol, proctosol). Although both drugs reduce itching and swelling due to hemorrhoids, triamcinolone is not intended for this use but probably ok to use once or twice while waiting. ...Read more

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What creams should i use for my hemorrhoids?brands?

Preparation h: works will with current hemorrhoids. If they persist, you should see a general surgeon for further treatment options. ...Read more

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Should i get surgery or creams for hemorrhoids?

Should i get surgery or creams for hemorrhoids?

Get evaluated: 90% of the patients who self-diagnose hemorrhoids don't have them. It all depends on the symptoms and the grade of he problem. If some tissue comes out that you have to push back in, then you probably have problematic hemorrhoids. See a good colorectal or general surgeon. ...Read more