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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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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more


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After having a baby, how can a woman get rid of hemorrhoids obtained during pregnancy?

After having a baby, how can a woman get rid of hemorrhoids obtained during pregnancy?

Surgery or time: Depending on the type and extent of your hemorrhoids (varicose veins of the anus), time alone may make them shrink. For some women, permanent enlarged internal hemorrhoids may prolapse out with bowel movements and require surgery. External hemorrhoids usually shrink, but will leave tags of skin in their wake, which can be bothersome, and make hygiene difficult. Surgery is indicated then. ...Read more

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After having a baby, how can a woman get rid of hemorrhoids obtained during the pregnancy?

Yes, usually.: Mild hemorrhoidal symptoms, including itching, mild pain, a small amount of bleeding usually resolve with end of pregnancy and topical hemorrhoid medications. Even prolapsed hemorrhoids will often resolve once the pregnancy is done. However, sometimes symptoms do persist and may require further medical attention. Using topical medicine and allowing a few months to pass is certainly appropriat. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and group b strep positive. I have an external hemorrhoid that is bleeding. Can the GBS get into my blood through hemy and effect baby?

I am pregnant and group b strep positive.  I have an external hemorrhoid that is bleeding. Can the GBS get into my blood through hemy and effect baby?

No: unless your infection become systemic that mean in your blood stream there is no danger to the baby and if it did you will be super sick and your own life could be in danger most likely your strep have no way of going to your system via your bleeding hemorrhoid ...Read more

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My 1 year old baby has a hemorrhoid. She had it small a few months ago but now, when she had cough, it got worse. Anything I can do to ease the pain?

My 1 year old baby has a hemorrhoid. She had it small a few months ago but now, when she had cough, it got worse. Anything I can do to ease the pain?

See a pediatrician : You need to see a pediatrician what looks like hemorrhoid could be somethings else like prolapse rectum or any variety of thing that could happen to an infant. Please see your pediatrician ...Read more

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What can I do about hemorrhoids? How do I treat them and make them go away for good. Please help. It just happened after having my baby.

What can I do about hemorrhoids? How do I treat them and make them go away for good. Please help. It just happened after having my baby.

Depends: Depends on symptoms, the anatomy of the hemorrhoids, how long you had them, what measures tried etc, best bet is to see a colon and rectal surgery or a general surgeon with an interest in hemorrhoidal disease. ...Read more

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How to get rid of hemorrhoid pain?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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