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Can you get hemorrhoids by sitting on cold concrete?

Can you get hemorrhoids by sitting on cold concrete?

No: Hemorrhoids are normal veins. They may cause symptoms from diarrhea or constipation, or from excessive repetetive straining. Treat the cause first and the hemorrhoids will respond.

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Can you get hemorrhoids from flying on a plane? Does the elevation have an effect on them or is just from sitting? A friend said she got a hemorrhoid from riding on a plane.

Can you get hemorrhoids from flying on a plane? Does the elevation have an effect on them or is just from sitting? A friend said she got a hemorrhoid from riding on a plane.

Airplane travel: By itself does not cause hemorrhoids. But air travel can cause severe dehydration, leading to constipation at conclusion of flight and thus straining and a flare of hemorrhoids. You lose 20 ounces of fluids per hour of air travel just sleeping on the plane. I recommend drinkingat least 20 ounces every hour of air travel and must be caffeine free/alcohol free fluids, to avoid constipation.

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How can I get hemorrhoids to go away?

How can I get hemorrhoids to go away?

Tincture of Time: Acute flare ups are typically self-limited. If there is a thrombosed hemorrhoid this too will also go away althought you may end up with a tag of extra tissue. Repeated flare ups can lead to a prominence of extra hemorrhoidal tissue that will not go away and may need surgical intervention. Avoid constipation and use good bowel habits. No reading on the toilet.

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Can I still get hemorrhoids after a hemorrhoidectmy?

Can I still get hemorrhoids after a hemorrhoidectmy?

Yes: Hemorrhoidal tissue is normal for everyone. U can not remove all of it as it will cause severe structure. Then u can't have a vowel movement. Best thing is to avoid constipation.

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How did my sister get hemorrhoids and how can she treat them?

How did my sister get hemorrhoids and how can she treat them?

Normal anatomy: Hemorrhoid veins are normal anatomy at the anal opening. These normal veins can develop enlargement or irritation from constipation & straining at the toilet. Avoid constipation & straining at the toilet. Eat high fiber foods, take metamucil. See a surgeon if there is persistent pain or bleeding.

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Are hemorrhoids normal? Does everybody get them at some point?

Are hemorrhoids normal? Does everybody get them at some point?

Hemorrhoid causes: Not everyone get hemorrhoids. They can happen with increased venous pressure, straining, lifting, coughing. They don't impact your long term health, but they cause a lot of distress. Okay to check in with your doc for advise and exam.

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Is there a quick and easy way to get relief from my hemorrhoids?

Is there a quick and easy way to get relief from my hemorrhoids?

Ice/heat & topical: Alternate ice and heat the first 24 hours, then heat only--sit in tub of moderately hot water. Apply topical medication containing cortisone. Anti-inflammatory meds (ibuprofen, etc.) will help with the pain & swelling.

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How to get rid of hemorrhoid pain?

Pain: From hemorrhoids is usually due to an external hemorrhoid issue. If they are just swollen, bed rest for 24-48 hours and warm tub soaks work best. If it is thrombosed or clotted, seeing a colorectal surgeon to incise and drain will get the most prompt response. Be sure your pain is not due to an anal fissure as that is sometimes present and needs different treatment.

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How do I get rid of hemorrhoid????

How do I get rid of hemorrhoid????

Start with an exam: The place to start is with an examination by a general or colorectal surgeon. That doctor will be able to assess if you (a) have hemorrhoids and (b) need treatment. All human beings have normal hemorrhoidal cushions in their lower rectum and anus. Once you have been examined, the surgeon can give you a treatment plan. This plan may include surgery.

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Can you get hemorrhoids from anal?

Can you get hemorrhoids from anal?

Unlikely: Trauma to the ano-rectal region may result in an anal fissure (a tear in the lining) which can be painful. Hemorrhoids are normal swellings of tissue in the anal canal, and are aggravated by straining, hard stools, and poor bowel habits.

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How can I get rid of a hemorrhoid?

How can I get rid of a hemorrhoid?

Diet and exercise: Eating a balanced diet, rich in fiber, is one of the most effective lifestyle changes you can make for your hemorrhoids. A high-fiber diet, together with plenty of fluids, softens the stool and increases its bulk, which will help you avoid the straining that can cause hemorrhoids or worsen symptoms from existing hemorrhoids. Along with a healthy diet, exercise can help ease bowel movements.

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Can external hemorrhoids get bigger?

Can external hemorrhoids get bigger?

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).

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How can a 7 month old get hemorrhoids?

How can a 7 month old get hemorrhoids?

I've never seen it: I see skin tags on a kids bottom occasionally & they often have a scratch inside their anus that bleeds if stool is hard are too large. Neither are a sign of hemorrhoids. I have never seen a true hemorrhoid in a kid in 3 decades of practice.

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Can I get rid of this hemorrhoid at home?

Can I get rid of this hemorrhoid at home?

NO: Is it thrombosed? (red and painfully swollen) please do not try to lance it - terrible idea with high risk of bleeding and infection. Some topical and suppositories can reduce swelling but not "get rid of" symptomatic hemorrhoids. You need to see a doctor.

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How do you get rid on an internal hemorrhoid?

How do you get rid on an internal hemorrhoid?

Diet and fluids: Generally warm tub soaks in plain water for 15-20 minutes several times per day and after a bm, bed rest if severely swollen and correcting constipation and/or diarrhea. Eat a high fiber diet and drink 80-100 oz of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids daily. Occasionaly rubber band ligation or surgery is indicated if the above fails to improve the situation.

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How do women in mid twenties get hemorrhoids?

Risk Factors?: Factors that impact hemorrhoids include: straining w bowel movements, pregnancy, obesity, sitting on the toilet for a long time, aging, heredity, constipation, or over-use of laxatives/ enemas. Just being in an upright position puts pressures on the veins that form hemorrhoids.

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Is it possible to get a hemorrhoid in your testicle?

Is it possible to get a hemorrhoid in your testicle?

Varicoceles occur: Collection of tortuous veins in left scrotum, feel like a "bag of worms" when standing ; can not be felt when recumbent. No you do not get hemorrhoids in the scrotum or testicle. Varicoceles usually do not, but may cause any pain or discomfort. See a urologist if your condition causes any significant discomfort.

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