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Can You Get Hemorrhoids By Sitting On Cold Concrete
I have an external hemorrhoid that is starting to hurt can i pop it with a pin doc refuses to refer to remove due to me being over weight (25 stone)?
Change: It seems as if the doctor doesn't want anything to do with you. Please ask your family and friends who they would recommend now to change doctors. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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). ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Sometimes yes &: sometimes no. It is variable.Get a more detailed answer ›
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. ...Read more
Need more history:
It depends. Do you had a history of hemorrhoids in past? Problems with constipation? Such would imply likelihood of hemorrhoid relationship.
An enlarged prostate would not give you pressure when sitting, but prostatitis may present as pain with urination or perhaps pressure. In any case, more information would be needed to define your problem. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more
Depends on how bad: Warm sitz baths, sitting in a warm tub for 20 minutes, two or three times a day may be helpful. Over-the-counter medications may be helpful such as stool softeners, otc creams or suppositories, rx creams or suppositories, injections to scar the hemorrhoid, banding to shrivel it up, or surgery. See your doctor for help. ...Read more
I have very bad hemorrhoids and due for a colonoscopy. Should i get them taken care of prior to this procedure?
What to do if I have small internal hemorrhoids and i really want to get ridconstipation, will that make the hemorrhoids shrink?
Dr said I have a hemorrhoid. Looks like a flap of skin where there used to be a tear on from me sitting on the toilet too long. Will it go away? Pls
Venous congestion: Hemorrhoids are dilated or varicose veins of the anus. They occur more commonly in pregnant women because the uterus compresses the pelvic veins, slowing blood return from the pelvis and legs back to the heart and causing veins in the pelvis, anus, vulva and legs to swell. ...Read more
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