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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

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...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?

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 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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