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Iam having pain in my rectum with a small vein bulging, can I use castor oil?

Iam having pain in my rectum with a small vein bulging, can I use castor oil?

Hemorrhoid: Your description sounds like a hemorrhoid. A swollen blood vessel in the rectum or anal area. A high fiber diet and laxatives, such as castor oil, can help to prevent straining while defacating which can help. A topical medication such as preparation h can help with symptoms. ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more

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Can castor oil packs on the liver and milk thistle hav adverse side effects? I tried both a month ago and ever since been having pain in my liver area

Can castor oil packs on the liver and milk thistle hav adverse side effects? I tried both a month ago and ever since been having pain in my liver area

Probably not: Milk thistle (silybum) is an herbal supplement that contains silymarin, a flavenoid compound that is said to reduce liver inflammation - but this effect is not well defined. Side effects include occasional stomach upset and diarrhea. Allergic reactions can occur. Neither silybum nor castor oil should cause abdominal pain for a month. You may want to get this pain checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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I am 37 weeks pregnant and am 1 1/2 centimeters dialated I have had constant contractions for 3 weeks and I have had the steroid shots for the babies lungs is it safe to take castor oil to induce labor i can't sleep get sick when i eat and am in pain from

No. : No. You should not take castor oil prior to reaching your due date. Remember that your baby is 2 weeks younger than the number of weeks that you are pregnant. Your baby is not ready to be born. Once your due date has arrived, you may consult your doctor about taking castor oil to induce pregnancy. Do not do this without consulting your doctor. Remember that castor oil is a laxative. It has a bad taste, can cause abdominal cramping, diarrhea and vomiting. If you do not want to feel these symptoms, then you should avoid this. Talk to your doctor about things to do to help you be more comfortable. It is very common for women to be uncomfortable during the last few weeks of pregnancy. Your baby needs more time in your tummy. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
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Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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How do I apply castor oil, topically?

Soaks: It's best to soak a piece of cloth with the castor oil, then place it over the area to be treated. The traditional material is flannel. You can also then place a heating pad over the cloth, but place something between them so that the heating pad doesn't come in contact with the castor oil. ...Read more

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Joint Pain (Definition)

Joint pain is a clinical finding in which a joint (where two bones meet) is painful to move. This can occur with arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more

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Castor Oil (Definition)

Castor oil is a laxative which is a ...Read more

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