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How can you treat external hemorrhoids?

How can you treat external hemorrhoids?

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

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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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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?

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

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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?

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?

Sitz baths may help: Preparation h, topical steroids or suppositories, sitz baths with epsom salts, and treatment of your constipation with stool softeners are a good beginning. ...Read more

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What does an external hemorrhoid look like?

What does an external hemorrhoid look like?

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

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Dr I have external hemorrhoid how I relief it?

Dr I have external hemorrhoid how I relief it?

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

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What to use for treating a external hemorrhoid?

What to use for treating a external hemorrhoid?

External hemorrhoid: Is basically extension of internal hemorrhoid into skin, once skin streets out and forms will not go away with out a procedure, eat high fibre diet, plenty of fluids, avoid constipation use stool softeners and any over the counter creams, You will be fine ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an external hemorrhoid?

What are the symptoms of an external hemorrhoid?

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

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What happens you get a external hemorrhoid banded?

What happens you get a external hemorrhoid banded?

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

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I have a small external hemorrhoid...Will it go away?

I have a small external hemorrhoid...Will it go away?

Difficult to say: External hemorrhoid can persist for a long time, and they are usually asymptomatic except for the fact it is there. Leave it alone if it doesn't bother otherwise a surgeon can excise it under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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How much time does an external hemorrhoid take to heal?

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

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What to do about an external hemorrhoid that has popped?

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

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Will external hemorrhoid goes away if I change my bm style?

Will external hemorrhoid goes away if I change my bm style?

No: It will become less swollen if you improve your bowel habit. Going away completely is not likely. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long does an external hemorrhoid take to heal?

Can you tell me how long does an external hemorrhoid take to heal?

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

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I think I could possibly have an external hemorrhoid. How to know?

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

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What exactly is the quickest way to relieve an external hemorrhoid?

What exactly is the quickest way to relieve an external hemorrhoid?

Rest and soak: Rest, soak in tub, hairdryer area, apply salves (desitin) and avoid constipation. If not better in a few days, check in with your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an external hemorrhoid to resolve / go away?

Difficult to say: External hemorrhoid can persist for a long time, and they are usually asymptomatic except for the fact it is there. Leave it alone if it doesn't bother otherwise a surgeon can excise it under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Dr: I have external hemorrhoid can you guide me the way I get health?

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

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