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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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