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External Hemorrhoid Treat
No: You can never remove all of the external hemorrhoids even with surgery. What most people think are external hemorrhoids are actually residual benign skin tags from prior hemorrhoidal flares. I personally do not recommend witch hazel ever, as many people will develop a sensitivity reaction, like an allergic reaction, to it after repeated use. ...Read more
Dr told me I have an external hemorrhoid but I think I have a sentinel pile instead. What's the difference? How do u treat it? Is there any1 I can see?
They are different: External hemorrhoids are due to hemorrhoidal disease, develops as they extend out side, usually 3 at 3 hemorrhoidal site. Sentinel pile is single, present at the end of anal fissure usually very painful. As the name suggest is like a guard at the fissure. Drink plenty of fluids, take stool softeners and local care, will heal most of the time, or may need procedural intervention (surgery) ...Read more
How do I treat external hemorrhoids quickly I get this pain from time to time and I don't know the cause. I have no bleeding but I can feel a bump?
Over the counter: Creams (i.e. preparation H)Get a more detailed answer ›
Been constipated for a few days, developed painful external hemorrhoid, no health insurance/little money, what can I do to treat at home/reduce pain?
Varies: If it is just swollen, it may look just like a boil and be red and tender near anus, if it is thrombosed it will be even more tender and appear as a dark purple grape near the anus. If you have either, get it checked by an expert. ...Read more
Hemorrhoids: There are over the counter hemorrhoidal suppositories and creams and some even with pain medicines in them. Ask the pharmacist and they can tell you which ones they have. ...Read more
Tissue protruding: External hemorrhoids are swollen hemorrhoidal pads that a person may feel bulge out when straining to have a bowel movement. They may cause pain and may bleed. Treatment starts with preventing hard stools with stool softeners and fiber supplements. See a doctor or surgeon for more accurate diagnosis and treatment after an exam. ...Read more
Painful: There are internal & external hemorrhoids. Internal ones can be banded because there are no skin nerve pain fibers, as compared to external ones. External ones have skin pain nerve fibers & would not be comfortable to band those. Banding internal hemorrhoids may make the external ones resolve if they are not too large. ...Read more
Depends on type: There are different type of hemorrhoidectomies. The traditional type will take 4-6 weeks of pain especially when having a bowel movement. While the minimally invasive Staple hemorrhoidectomy is painless and done as out patient. The laser or infra-red spot welding usually not painful nor is the rubber banding for the internal hemorrhoid only. ...Read more
Popping hemmoroid: If it burstake sure you are not bleeding. If yes see a doctor if no see a doctor any way to make sure you are healing well. ...Read more
Hard to say: What some people call an external hemorrhoid is actually a skin tag. When a hemorrhoid (vein in the rectum) becomes distended, it can distend external skin. This sometimes shrinks back down, but sometimes leaves redundant skin that remains. If the external swelling is recent, it should shrink down as much as it is going to within 2-3 months at the most. ...Read more
See professionals...: History, palpation and inspection for the anus and rectum will give you the answer. So, go to see an expert in the field as needed timely if in doubt, but not urgent, of course. ...Read more
Hemorrhoid: External hemorrhoids can cause bleeding and/or pain. If either of those are present you need to see your doctor to determine if surgery to remove them may be needed. If the hemorrhoid is not causing symptoms, to prevent them from worsening, drink plenty of water and take fiber to prevent constipation because straining can make them worse. Avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting. ...Read more
It may bleed for some time till the wound heals. You may wish to use a pad, like a panty-liner to keep your clothes from getting soiled.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Need exam: From a physician to both relieve your worry and to make sure not something more serious. ...Read more
You need to keep your bowel soft and avoid spicy food
if you are having pain you can use any of the medication available OTC from ointment, suppository or wipes
if the pain bad need to use sitz bath or you can sit in warm water in the tub
if the pain is not releaved you need to go and see a doctor you mighr have a thrombosed hemorrhoid and you might need some intervention ...Read more
Little danger: External hemorrhoids left untreated will fade into a large skin tag with time. ...Read more
Where can I remove an external hemorrhoid around Soweto preferably in Dobsonville and braamfischer?
Think I have an external hemorrhoid w/ a bit of itch now and then. Can it be removed by itself? What to use to remove it quickly? Can it become worse?
Try Prep H: External hemorrhoids can be treated with over the counter Preparation H or Anusol--they have steroid that help shrink the size of the hemorrhoid. Use an over the counter stool softener so you're not straining so hard, and eat lots of fruits and vegetables to keep your stool soft. It can get bigger and get thrombosed (when a blood clot forms in the hemorrhoid). See a doctor for bleeding, pain, etc ...Read more
Few days: You are referring to ext. Hems. Which thrombose (clot) from blood slowing down as it traverses the hem. Vein it is going thru as you strain to have a bm or go too often with loose stools. Once the blood clots in the vein it swells and hurts and sometimes it bursts open and bleeds on its own or the doctor opens it to get the clot out and reduce the swelling and pain lasting a few days. ...Read more
Likely: A swollen external hemorrhoid would be a visibly enlarged or engorged vein near the anal opening. ...Read more