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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

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...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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I am 6 weeks pregnant and I have a big external hemorrhoids, what pain medication or suppository can I take? Tucks (witch hazel) and preparation H don't help at all

I am 6 weeks pregnant and I have a big external hemorrhoids, what pain medication or suppository can I take? Tucks (witch hazel) and preparation H don't help at all

May need surgery: See your doctor to evaluate it. Sometime external henmorrhoids (if thrombosed or clotted) need surgery to relieve the pressure and the pain. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relive large, external hemorrhoids, while 28 weeks pregnant? Tucks (witch hazel) and Preparation H aren't doing a thing.

Time: I believe your ob doctor will tell you to wait. The hemorrhoids will most likely go away in about 3 months with the birth of your child If not they will get better. You can use some cortisone containing cream that may help. You can also use some local anesthetic ointment to help you along for now. ...Read more

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I have hemorrhoids not sure if internal or external prep h sups do work better than topical creams doing sitz baths not getting well any advice?

I have hemorrhoids not sure if internal or external prep h sups do work better than topical creams doing sitz baths not getting well any advice?

Hemorrhoids: This can take a very very long time, weeks or even months. Make sure your stools are soft. All that said, a warning, you can have more than one problem. You can have hemorrhoids and other problems at the same time that could cause bleeding at your age. ...Read more

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Are non- prolapsed internal hemorrhoids ever visible from the outside? I have a painless skin-colored squiggly line. Used to hurt but hasn't in weeks.

Are non- prolapsed internal hemorrhoids ever visible from the outside? I have a painless skin-colored squiggly line. Used to hurt but hasn't in weeks.

Not really: Internal hemorrhoid will not be visible but the prolapsed one will the external one will be visible a skin tags could imitate both ...Read more

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I have grade II internal hemorrhoids, what should I do?

I have grade II internal hemorrhoids, what should I do?

Office treatment: If your internal hemorrhoids prolapse out through your anus to the point that you notice it, that is not likely to go away on its own (the horse is out of the barn), and it may eventually get to the point that you have to manually push them back in. Most grade 2 internal hemorrhoid prolapse is easily treated with safe and often painless office procedures like rubber band ligation. ...Read more

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Should I try rutin for bleeding internal hemorrhoids?

Should I try rutin for bleeding internal hemorrhoids?

Waste time/money: As with most naturalistic / holistic remedies claims ...Read more

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I had surgery of internal hemorrhoids a month ago. Can I take alcohol now?

I had surgery of internal hemorrhoids a month ago. Can I take alcohol now?

In Moderation: After one month, one would expect that any surgical wounds would have significantly healed. Drinking alcohol should not be a problem at this point. One should always check with their healthcare provider, in this case with the surgeon, for his or her permission to resume prior activities such as the use of alcohol. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do for internal hemorrhoids? They hurt, itch and burn.... I can't take it anymore

What can I do for internal hemorrhoids? They hurt, itch and burn.... I can't take it anymore

Internal: Hemorrhoids do not itch burn or hurt. You may have a fissure or pruritus ani. Stop all caffeine, drink 80-100 oz fluids daily, warm tub soaks. If no improvement see your PCP for exam and/or referral to a colon and rectal surgeon ...Read more

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I am being treated for grade 2 internal hemorrhoids, can they cause urinary or prostate type pain?

No it does not: Hemorroids causes painless bleeding from the rectum and usually associated with defecation. It can cause a heaviness in that area and itching on occasion but will not cause severe pain unless the hemorroid is Stage 3 (which means its bleeding, prolapsed and edematous and swollen and so cannot return back into the rectum. This is treated with surgery thanks ...Read more

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It seems like I have internal hemorrhoids after giving birth. Is there any home remedies? Do they go away by themselves?

It seems like I have internal hemorrhoids after giving birth. Is there any home remedies? Do they go away by themselves?

We are born with the: Hemorrhoids are normal part of our anatomy. They are made of mostly blood vessels but include soft tissue with an external and internal components. A "flare up" is when they engorge with blood usually caused by any pressure on pelvis to include pregnancy. So yes you can treat them with topical preparation to decrease swelling but they can't go away. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with internal hemorrhoids. What can I do when I have bleeding. Can I do something to prevent bleeding?

I was recently diagnosed with internal hemorrhoids. What can I do when I have bleeding. Can I do something to prevent bleeding?

Use stool softener.: Both as treatment and prevention. Eat more fiber, drink more water and exercise more. Hemorrhoids are basically veins that have been injured by our bad habits. Don't let your stools become very hard, the job of the colon is to recover the fluid in the stool;if we do not drink enough water, or eat only highly processed food (no fiber) and don't exercise (the helper to bowel transit) we can expect problems. ...Read more

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I heard internal hemorrhoids are painless and I have them and mine definately are not painless. How do I treat them if they were caused by diarrhea?

Rectal suppository: You can try a rectal suppository like preparation H which can be picked up over the counter at a local pharmacy, this contains hydrocortisone cream which will decrease the size and swelling of the hemorrhoids, it is also possible these hemorrhoids are X ternal which may be causing pain. Lastly you may want to see your doctor as they can refer you to a colorectal surgeon to have the hemorrhoids remlastly you may want to see your doctor as they can refer you to a colorectal surgeon to have the hemorrhoids removed ...Read more

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I have internal hemorrhoids but it appears one is becoming "external". What is treatment? I can actually push it back in but it doesn't want to stay

I have internal hemorrhoids but it appears one is becoming "external". What is treatment? I can actually push it back in but it doesn't want to stay

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are normal veins that can become enlarged, uncomfortable, or bleed with constipation. See a General Surgeon who performs hemorrhoid treatment procedures or a Colon-rectal Surgery specialist to see what you have & what your treatment options are. ...Read more

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I keep reading about internal hemorrhoids not hurting (even on here said the same).Docs checked me and said mine are all internal. No fissure. Why hurt?

I keep reading about internal hemorrhoids not hurting (even on here said the same).Docs checked me and said mine are all internal. No fissure. Why hurt?

Who examined you: We are born with hemorrhoid tissue and there is an external and internal component to all 3. There are no pain nerve fibers above the anus where the internal hemorrhoids are found so they really cannot hurt. Yes anal fissure is one of they most common causes of anal pain but not the only cause. Complete examination of this area is difficult and should be done by a specialist. ...Read more

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How do I give myself an enema if I have internal hemorrhoids? Is that safe orshould I do something else? I tried usingit, but it wouldn't fit in. Thanku

How do I give myself an enema if I have internal hemorrhoids? Is that safe orshould I do something else? I tried usingit, but it wouldn't fit in. Thanku

Not safe...: If you cannot comfortably fit the tubing into the rectum, do not force it--especially in the setting of known internal hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are dilated blood vessels caused by increased pressures due to rectal straining--it may not be a good idea to give yourself enemas in this setting as the straining caused by rapid discharge of fluids may cause worsening of your hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Is there any methods to cure "internal hemorrhoids" beside eating more fibre. I have it for like 5 months now.

Not really: If you are not having bothersome bleeding or pain, there is nothing to worry about. You want to avoid constipation and hard stools which will cause you to strain when you have a bowel movement. Fiber, fluid, exercise. ...Read more

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What should I do about my grade II internal hemorrhoids?

Regulate bowel: Keep bowel movements soft and frequent, avoid straining, take extras fiber diet all can help in avoiding worsening of hemorrhoid and possible surgical intervention. ...Read more

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I have internal hemorrhoids. I'm a male. Will regular vaginal intercouse affect them at all?

No: Straining to have bowel movements, lifting, or chronic deep coughing can make the hemorrhoids worse but vaginal intercourse with a woman should have no effect on a man's hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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