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Can preparation h be used internally for internal hemorrhoids?

Can preparation h be used internally for internal hemorrhoids?

Use suppositories : Preparation h also comes in suppositories probably more convenient for internal rectal discomfort. The cream or ointment contains Hydrocortisone 1% unless pt feels discomfort when applying it internally I do not think is absolutely contraindicated or may cause any serious harm. Only when there is a suspicion for infection with yeastnor bacteria we should avoid it. ...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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Is there something a dr can get me that's better than OTC preparation h for hemorrhoids? Mine are internal and keep coming back

Is there something a dr can get me that's better than OTC preparation h for hemorrhoids? Mine are internal and keep coming back

Intervention: Things like preparation H will not address internal hemorrhoids. A doctor could inject the lesions so that those will shrink. If that does not help, it may be necessary to surgically remove the hemorrhoids. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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They used preparation h in the hospital after we had babies. I didn't have hemorrhoids. What was it for?

They used preparation h in the hospital after we had babies. I didn't have hemorrhoids. What was it for?

Pregnancy and hemorr: Everyone has hemorrhoidal veins in their ano-rectal opening and pregnancy always worsens the condition which usually resolves after delivery. I would not recommend prep-h for this situation. Limiting straining, sitz baths, using good soft toilet paper, limit time on toilet, push fluids, and high fiber diet or additives would work better as would desiten ointment for symptoms of hems. ...Read more

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Is okay if your hemorrhoids bleed after using preparation h?

If your : Hemorrhoids are bleeing this is not normal nor do you know for sure if this is the only source of the bleeding. Prep h is absolutely worthless for any significant hemorrhoid problems. See a colon and rectal surgeon to be sure nothing more serious is present and causing the bleeding. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while using Preparation H ointment for hemorrhoids?

Can I drink alcohol while using Preparation H ointment for hemorrhoids?

You may: Alcohol is not good for your health. The commonly touted benefit of alcohol is with 0.5 drink/day. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Why is preparation h making my hemorrhoids itch?

Why is preparation h making my hemorrhoids itch?

Hemmorhoids: It is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to one of the ingredients in the medication this 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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Does preparation h help hemorrhoids go back in place?

Does preparation h help hemorrhoids go back in place?

treats not cures: There are several formulations of preparation h - some products have phenylephrine, a drug that constricts blood vessels, as active ingredient, in a 0.25% concentration, others have hydrocortisone, in a 1% concentration, which reduces inflammation and swelling. None cure hemorrhoids, but does decrease the acute discomfort and swelling. ...Read more

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Will topical creams like preparation-h help my hemorrhoids?

Will topical creams like preparation-h help my hemorrhoids?

Sometimes: There are many otc remedies for hemorrhoid flare ups. Just keep in mind that a doctor check up is necessary if you are not getting better on otc med. Even if the diagnosis is correct, otc remedies will not help with more advanced grades of hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Do creams like anusol and preparation h actually get rid of hemorrhoids?

Do creams like anusol and preparation h actually get rid of hemorrhoids?

No , they will help: Anusol & preparation h and other products will help to reduce swelling (inflammation ) their by helping to reduce pain, probably prolong the remission they will not physically get rid of hemorrhoids.. ...Read more

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