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Can External Hemorrhoids Get Bigger If You Sit Too Much
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
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
I get inflamed external hemorrhoids randomly once or twice a year where the vein bulges and becomes hard and painful for 2 weeks. Why & what to do?
Thrombose Hemorrhoid: You most likely develop Thrombosed Hemorrhoid which it means the blood clots from inside the Hemorrhoid, this condition is very painful and the Hemorrhoid looks bluish or purple. Sometimes they could resolve by itself but it can be excised by the surgeon, if you get this couple of times a yea it's time for you to see a surgeon for possible Hemorrhoid surgery, try to prevent constipation, sits bath ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do i treat external hemorrhoids quickly i get this pain from time to time and i dont know the cause. i have no bleeding but i can feel a bump?
Over the counter: creams (i.e. preparation H)Get a more detailed answer ›
24f I have external hemorrhoids and want to be intimate with my partner for the first time. Anything I can do to get rid of them? Quite self conscious
Surgery?: External hemorrhoids that have been present for years do not respond to creams, etc, so if they are large enough to cause you problems, removal is really the only solution. See your local general surgeon or colon & rectal surgeon to discuss best options for you. Usualy an outpatient procedure, and although painful to recover from, very short-lived and should diminish your 'embarassment'. ...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
Surgery: By excision of the thrombosed hemorrhoid.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not really: While you can certainly make them feel better, they don't go away. Ideas for making them feel better include sitz baths (soak in warm water), ice packs, using a soothing cleanser like balneol instead of wet wipes or dry toilet paper. Avoid sitting on the toilet for more than 5-10 minutes. Increase your fiber to regulate your bowel movements so they are neither too soft nor too hard. ...Read more
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