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Does preparation h cream enlarge the prostate?

Does preparation h cream enlarge the prostate?

No: Preparation h cream is a cream to help soothe and help resolve acute inflammation of hemorrhoids. It should not affect the prostate gland. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


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Can I use preparation h sapasotory and proctosol cream for external walls?

Can I use preparation h
 sapasotory and proctosol cream for external walls?

Yes: 35 year old gentleman with hemorrhoids and symptoms wants to use over the counter remedies.
Of course, you can use these over the counter remedies. However, you should see your doctor for a full exam. Another thing to consider is to eat a diet high in vegetables and fiber, stay hydrated, and avoid straining. Hemorrhoids have several stages and you can get banding and other indicated treatments. ...Read more

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Is it alright to use preparation h cream during pregnancy?

Is it alright to use preparation h cream during pregnancy?

YEs: But prep h won't help other than as a lubricant. The best thing you can do during pregnancy to avoid hemorrhoid issues and constipation is to be sure you are drinking 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily and put up with the frequent urination. Much better to void frequently than to have to deal with hemorrhoids. ...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 hemorhoids?

Do creams like anusol and preparation h actually get rid of hemorhoids?

Hemrrhoids: Generally not on their own.

Anusol and perperatin h havs steroids hence help to calm down inflammation

Combination of things with lifestyle change including high fiber diet (morethen 25 gm/ day ) with regular excercise to aid in bowel mobility, adequate consumption of water and stool softners like docusate sodium help with prevention and to get rid of hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What is preparation h cream used for?

Nothing: Prep h has no documented benefit except as a lubricant. But if it helps, then you probably have minimal hemorrhoidal problems. ...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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Does preparation h hemmorhoid cream help with under-eye dark circles?

Does preparation h hemmorhoid cream help with under-eye dark circles?

No : Should never use on or near eye non eye care products, so answer is no,. ...Read more

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Constipated for 3-4 days and have hemorrhoid. Dulcolax stool softener & preparation h cream doesn't help much. So painful when stool try to pass. Help?

Constipated for 3-4 days and have hemorrhoid. Dulcolax stool softener & preparation h cream doesn't help much. So painful when stool try to pass. Help?

May need surgery: If stool softeners don't help, the hemorrhoid could be thrombosed or clotted. The swelling can be very painful. You could possible have a fissure or tear and those are very painful as well. Other rx meds can help or you may need surgery. See your doctor to determine the right course of therapy. ...Read more

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Hi, I got a hemorrhoid and it's fairly large, doesn't hurt but prep H and other creams aren't shrinking it. I'm at a lost for what to do also I'm worr?

GI consult : Hemorrhoidd have stages and can even pop out and need to be pushed back in. At this stage you need a visit to a colorectal surgeon for hemorrhoidal banding and evaluation for possible hemorrhoidectomy. ...Read more

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I have hemorrhoids that are bleeding & painful. Have done sitz baths, using prep h wipes & cream. Nothing is helping. Please advise?

I have hemorrhoids that are bleeding & painful. Have done sitz baths, using prep h wipes & cream. Nothing is helping. Please advise?

See a surgeon: These sound like they have come to a point where you need professional care. See a colo-rectal or general surgeon. There are a number of treatments that will be helpful for you.

Good luck! ...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 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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Would minor hemoroids go away using preparation h?

Nothing: Prep h has no documented benefit except as a lubricant. But if it helps, then you probably have minimal hemorrhoidal problems. ...Read more

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How much does preparation h shrink your piles?

How much does preparation h shrink your piles?

Not much!: Some compounds in prep h will reduce edema (part of the swelling in external hemorrhoids), but chronic (ie. Of long duration) hemorrhoids will hardly budge. Some prescription meds may offer more help, but only your doctor can differentiate what might help, so go see him/her! ...Read more

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Is preparation h good for anal fissure?

Is preparation h good for anal fissure?

Anal fissure: Anal fissures are often caused by chronic constipation and straining on defecation. Focus on keeping stools soft with a healthy, fiber-rich diet. Preparation h is primarily for hemorrhoidal relief, but could help fissure discomfort since there is a lubricating component to preparation h. Alternatively, you can also apply petroleum jelly if painful. See your md if severe. ...Read more

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Will preparation h affect an anal fissure?

Not likely: Most fissure will respond to stool softeners, sitz baths, and a prescription cream to allow the anal muscles to relax (nifedipine). Preparation h does not usually help. ...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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Are preparation h suppositories okay for pregnant women?

Are preparation h suppositories okay for pregnant women?

Yes: Preparation H is safe for pregnant women. It is commonly prescribed for external hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Can an external hemorrhoid be healed / cured with just preparation-h?

Can an external hemorrhoid be healed / cured with just preparation-h?

May help: External hemorrhoids are skin tags, or excessive skin grown due to large hemrroid mass, once appear will not shrink on their own, your cream may help symptoms, only way to cure external hemorrhoids is surgical remova if they are botheringl. ...Read more

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Is preparation h or tucks (witch hazel) more effective? Which one is easier to use?

Is preparation h or tucks (witch hazel) more effective? Which one is easier to use?

Neither: Nothing in preparation h that works for anything other than as a lubricant and I do not use tucks wipes or any adult wipe with lanolin, alcohol or witch hazel. You do not say what your problem is so I can not offer alternative suggestions with the information you have submitted. ...Read more

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I have a hemorrhoid that is hurting bad.is lidocaine creme not ok to put on it... I am in pain preparation h not working?

See a surgeon: If it isn't getting better with local measures, you likely need a minor local procedure to relieve a clot in the hemorrhoid. Sitz baths can help as well. ...Read more

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Will preparation h really work on pimples?

Will preparation h really work on pimples?

Maybe: The astringents in prep h that shrink hemorrhoids may also shrink the inflammation of a pimple, but there are far more appropriate medications available otc that will probably work far better than prep h. If you don't want to see a doctor, your pharmacist is a good resource for options here. ...Read more

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Can preparation h be used for other things?

Can preparation h be used for other things?

Yes but why?: Prep h contains astringents which help shrink swollen tissues, and a lubricant--helpful with irritated anal tissues but not appropriate to use elsewhere. Try something made for the area that irritates you rather than possibly introducing something harmful. ...Read more