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Can Hemorrhoids Become Infected
No: The excellent circulation to the rectum and the resulting delivery of infection fighting blood cells make hemorrhoid infections pretty rare. The itching and redness at the rectal opening is often complicated by yeast (monilial) colonization from the bowel. I've found the use of an antifungal (eg Clotrimazole which is over the counter) and some cortisone cream very helpful to get rid of the itch. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Fever: You nave have fever, worsening pain, redness around the skin of the anus, and with serious infection the skin feels "crunchy". Any of these should prompt an emergency exam by a qualified physician. If not, consider seeing your primary care doc to take a look anyway. Hope this helps! ...Read more
The hemorrhoid started off painful but I was given medication which stopped the pain however there is not a white lump on it. Is it infected and how d?
Unlikely: infected, it sounds like the clot (a hemorrhoid is a clotted vein) is resolving ! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
I have a ext-hemorrhoid. For 2 weeks . I've been using preperation h for over a week. Now i see a yellow tip on it and yellow pus. Is it infected?
Does using hc 2.5 % cream thin the skin of hemorrhoids, allowing them to pop and get infected? Will neosporin help heal it if applied inside/around?
I used a hemorrhoid cream from someone infected with genital herpes and when I took some out I put it in a toilet paper and applied it. Can I get herp?
My mother, has hemorrhoids of 2 yrs duration , she developed fever 38.3, headache &dizziness, is that infected hemorrhoids or else ?
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