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Can You Explain What Hemorrhoids Are
Hemorrhoids : Hemorrhoids are blood vessel networks around our anus. The internal hemorrhoid network is inside your anus. These are present from birth and help with fine tune control of our stool and gas. As we age they sag from the proper location and become problematic. The external hemorrhoid network is under the skin outside the anus. It doesn't do much normally but can become swollen with pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Colonoscopy revealed grade 1 external hemorrhoids, hypertrophied anal papilla (3mm), & tortuous sigmoid colon. Please explain what this all means.
Fairly normal: These can all be common and benign findings. Grade 1 are tiny hemorrhoid veins located at the anal opening & needs no treatment. Hypertrophied papillae means enlarged skin structures at the anal opening that need no treatment. Tortuos colon just means there are extra turns in the colon & no treatment. Avoid constipation. Eat more fiber. See your GI doctor for follow up. ...Read more
Avoid straining: If you have a small hemorrhoid, avoid straining to have a bowel movement (bm). Straining increases the 'venous pressure' of hemorrhoidal veins and may cause the hemorrhoid to 'grow'. Also avoid constipation: increase fluids, fiber and consider citrucel or metamucil. Also consider an over-the-counter stool softner (colace or generic). If any pain you can use prep-h or similiar. Hope u get better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do: It is important not to make hemorrhoids worse. Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the anus. Don’t wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps that contain dyes or aromas. Cotton underwear is helpful as it absorbs moisture well. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to >. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sitz Bath: Agree w dr. Twynham. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with enough warm water to submerge anal area. Soak for about 15 minutes – several times a day. There are a number of over-the-counter medications you can use for your anus to help with itching, burning & pain. Preparation h is one of the more well known products. Oral tylenol helps with discomfort. Severe pain - see physician! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemorrhoid help: I agree w dr. Hoepfner. It is important not to make hemorrhoids worse. Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the anus. Don’t wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps that contain dyes or aromas. Cotton underwear is helpful as it absorbs moisture well. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Veins: Hemorrhoids are normal veins in the anal canal. They can become inflamed or enlarged with constipation or prolonged and repeated straining to have a bowel movement. Treated at home by avoiding constipation, drink plenty of liquids, eat more fiber (fruits, vegetables, metamucil), avoid junk foods. See a surgeon if symptoms persist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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