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Should i drain my hemorrhoid by myself?

Should i drain my hemorrhoid by myself?

No: It's best to have this evaluated and treated by a health care provider. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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


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Can i pop and drain my hemorrhoids at home? If so what's the most sterile way to do so?

Can i pop and drain my hemorrhoids at home? If so what's the most sterile way to do so?

Bad idea: While thrombosed hemorrhoids may open and drain themselves, it's probably a bad idea to drain them yourself. Most of them will shrink and improve if left alone; but if too painful, warm soaks or a visit to a physician are a much better alternative. ...Read more

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I had a huge hemorrhoid drained yesterday morning. It's still bleeding and I'm kind of nervous to go to the bathroom. Should I suck it up and go?

I had a huge hemorrhoid drained yesterday morning. It's still bleeding and I'm kind of nervous to go to the bathroom. Should I suck it up and go?

No straining: you had hemorrhoid treated yesterday. You are concerned about going to the bathroom for bleeding. This is a natural concern. However you want to avoid straining so that the hemorrhoids don't continue. Keep your stool softened by using a stool softener and avoid staring on the toilet ...Read more

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I had a hemrrhoid drained just yesterday and today it seems to have come back. Is this normal? Does it happen often? What should I do?

Not uncommon.: Should not need drained frequently. Your doc probably gave you good advice. Keep your stools soft, use the sitz baths if recommended and do not strain. Do not permit yourself to be come constipated. If this is painful today call your doc. ...Read more

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What is hemorrhoids?

What is hemorrhoids?

Hemmorhoids: It is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to either constipation or diarrhea.
Hemorrhoids 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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What is hemorrhoids?

What is hemorrhoids?

A hemi is like a -: -like a varicose vein but is located in the rectum. They can B internal, meaning they R not visible from the outside, or external which can B seen protruding from the rectum. They can clot & B very painful, or U may notice blood in Ur stool. If there is concern C Ur PCP 4eval. ...Read more

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What causes hemorrhoids?

What causes hemorrhoids?

Piles: Aging, obesity, pregnancy, chronic constipation or diarrhea, excessive use of enemas or laxatives, straining during bowel movements, and spending too much time on the toilet are considered contributing factors. Heredity may also play a part in some cases. There is no reason to believe that hemorrhoids are caused by jobs requiring, for instance, heavy lifting or long hours of sitting, although >>. ...Read more

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What causes hemorrhoids?

What causes hemorrhoids?

Pressure.: Too much pressure on the veins in the pelvic and rectal area causes hemorrhoids. Normally, tissue inside the anus fills with blood to help control bowel movements. If you strain to move stool, the increased pressure causes the veins in this tissue to swell and stretch. This can cause hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids often develop in people with constipation, those who are overweight, or during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Medicene of hemorrhoids?

Medicene of hemorrhoids?

Things 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 more

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What causes hemorrhoids?

What causes hemorrhoids?

excessive pressure: Hemorrhoids are varicose veins of the anal area. Varicose veins are stretched veins caused by higher than normal pressure. Hemorrhoids are usually caused by chronic straining with bowel movements. They are also commonly seen in pregnant women close to delivery because the uterus tends to back up flow in the veins from the anal area. ...Read more

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What causes hemorrhoids?

Straining: Several things can influence hemorrhoids.
Straining at stools with constipation and diarrhea, pregnancy, delivery, weight lifting.
One other cause common with men more than women is spending excess time on the toilet. ...Read more

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How are hemorrhoids treated?

How are hemorrhoids treated?

Home treatment: For most hemorrhoids, home treatment is all you need. This includes slowly adding fiber to your meals, drinking more water, and using over-the-counter ointments for a limited time to stop itching. You also may use stool softeners. Surgery to remove hemorrhoids is generally reserved for when medical treatments fail, or if complications occur. ...Read more

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How to treay the hemorrhoids?

How to treay the hemorrhoids?

Ok: But local pressure, reduce hemorrhoids to anal canal, suppositories to reduce inflammation
proper bowel habits
etc
may need surgery
have a plan.
Serious anemia can happen. ...Read more

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What exactly are hemorrhoids?

Swollen anal vein: There are veins in the anus called the hemorrhoidal veins. When they swell they can develop a clot. The clot causes pain and makes it hard for the vein to shrink back to its baseline size. The swollen clotted anal veins are hemorrhoids. They usually occur with straining such as constipation, heavy lifting, breath holding and child birth. ...Read more

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How are hemorrhoids generally treated?

How are hemorrhoids generally treated?

Soak: Sitz baths (soaking in warm water) and ice can both help shrink hemorrhoids temporarily. Avoid pushing or straining when you have a bowel movement. Increase fiber and fluid intake. Don't use a donut pillow - this can actually aggravate hemorrhoids. Wipe gently and avoid irritating the hemorrhoids. Wipes can be irritating. An oily cleanser like balneol can be helpful. See doctor if no improvement. ...Read more

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What are the signs that I have hemorrhoids?

What are the signs that I have hemorrhoids?

Bleeding, pain: Intl hemorrhoids can give u bleeding with a bowel movement, blood on the toilet paper or in the bowl. If large, they can become trapped and give u pain or at least bad inflamation, itching.

External hemorrhoids can itch and if a clot forms and obstructs them they can be extremely painful and a patch of skin can die off causing infection.
See an md to be sure its not something else more dire. ...Read more

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How to avoid hemorrhoids?

How to avoid hemorrhoids?

You can't: These are congenital that develop in mid / later life. So you may or may not depending on your genetics
Avoiding constipation may delay their appearance butt won't prevent them ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids have pus?

Can hemorrhoids have pus?

Hemorrhoids and Pus: An infected hemorrhoid may have pus, but this rarely happens. ...Read more

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Best cure for hemorrhoids?

Best cure for hemorrhoids?

It depends: Complaints of hemorrhiods include many symptoms/problems :anal fissures, thrombosed external hemorrhiods, prolapsed internal hemorriodswith either itching, burning or bleeding.The cure would then depend on exactly what your particular problem is.The majority of patients will do fine with otc products and good regular bowel habits(fiber, stool softeners), warm baths. Severe or persistant prob-see dr. ...Read more

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What are internal hemorrhoids?

What are internal hemorrhoids?

Normal veins: Everybody is born with normal hemorrhoidal veins that serve as a vascular cushion for stool passage. They cause problems when people abuse them with poor diet, poor fluids, excessive straining, constipation or diarrhea. They should last a lifetime if you treat them properly. ...Read more

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What are external hemorrhoids?

What are external hemorrhoids?

Normal venous struct: External hemorrhoids are veins under the skin surrounding the external portion of the anus. They are covered with skin or epidermis. Internal hemorrhoids are internal or external if the have prolapsed but are covered by mucosa and not epidermis. ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids stress induced?

Agree w Dr Jacobson: Stress can be related to constipation which can be related to hemorrhoids. To address stress:
talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation or yoga. ...Read more

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Can a hemorrhoid be pooped out?

Should be not...: Hemorrhoid should not be detached and pooped out spontaneously except possible slough-off from its self-twisting, which I have never heard in my 47-years medical practice. If still concerned, ask your doctor so to ease possible anxiety from unlimited speculation/imagination. ...Read more

Anal Swelling (Definition)

accumulation of fluid at the opening at the end ...Read more