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What is the best method of treatment for external hemorrhoids?

What is the best method of treatment for external  hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoid rx: Achieve softer stool. Lots of fiber. Do not be harsh with rubbing. Apply Preparation H salve every 3 hours. Apply white Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) also every three hours. Take bath 2x per day. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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What is the treatment to shrink or remove external hemorrhoids?

What is the treatment to shrink or remove external hemorrhoids?

Shrink vs remove: External hemorrhoids hurt when inflamed. Creams, ointments can help with flareups as can avoiding constipation by keeping your fluid and fiber up and dropping weight if obese. Still, these things do not remove the hemorrhoid. If a continuing problem or if acutely painful (thrombosed) then excision with surgery is the answer. This can be done as an outpatient. Good luck. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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What's the revolutionary treatment to shrink or remove external hemorrhoids?

What's the revolutionary treatment to shrink or remove external hemorrhoids?

None Remain healthy : With out surgery it is possible to remain symptom free for long time with diet, stool softeners, local care etc, once large skin tags, the external hemorrhoids develops only way to get rid of them is by removal, no revolutionary care yet. ...Read more

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How to know what is best external hemorrhoids treatment at home?

How to know what is best external hemorrhoids treatment at home?

Avoid: Sitting and straining too long at the toilet. Avoid constipation by eating a high fiber diet, eat fruits and vegetables, add metamucil fiber to diet. Warm bath soaks and tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen if there is discomfort. ...Read more

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I have a chronic external hemorrhoids, but actually after itching it becomes painful.What treatment do you suggest?

First make sure : They are hemorrhoids , not missing some thing else by visiting your doctor. If they are you may have thrombosed hemorrhoids, take sietz baths, stool softeners, high fibre diet and local care with any o c medications , will get better in few days. If keep recurring will need some type of surgical intervention. ...Read more

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This treatment is usually performed on internal hemorrhoids, but it can be effective on external hemorrhoids as well?

This treatment is usually performed on internal hemorrhoids, but it can be effective on external hemorrhoids as well?

No: Internal hemorrhoids do not have pain fibers like the skin does overlying the external ones. It will cause excruciating pain. It will like getting sharply pinched constantly around ur anus 24/7. Healing may also differ as it may cause spasm on internal sphincter that can add to prolong pain. ...Read more

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Does laser treatment work to remove external hemorrhoids?

Does laser treatment work to remove external hemorrhoids?

Yes: Lasers can be used o surgically remove hemorrhoids, but it still painful surgery. Internal hemorrhoids can be treated in painless non surgical fashion. ...Read more

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What surgical procedures exist for thrombosed external hemorrhoids? what other treatment will hasten recovery?

What surgical procedures exist for thrombosed external hemorrhoids?  what other treatment will hasten recovery?

Excision or drainage: The only surgical procedure for thrombosed external hemorrhoid is to open the skin and drain it usually under local anesthesia in an office setting or to excise the entire hemorrhoid and clot and this also can be done under local. Banding and similar procedures are done for INTERNAL hemorrhoids. Important to know thrombosis will resolve without procedure with hot sitz bath and time. ...Read more

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I m 24 yo male and I have external hemorrhoids for some years now i din t fel much discomfort until recent weeks when i started pooping with a slightly considerable amount of blood can you tell me the cause and treatment?

I m 24 yo male and I have external hemorrhoids for some years now i din t fel much discomfort until recent weeks when i started pooping with a slightly considerable amount of blood can you tell me the cause and treatment?

See a doctor: Assuming that you don't have an underlying bleeding disorder, your age suggests that you have irritated hemorrhoids that are bleeding. I would recommend seeing a gastroenterologist for evaluation; if it is just the hemorrhoids, they may be able to band them for relief. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for external hemorrhoids?

What are some home remedies for external hemorrhoids?

Hygiene: The recommendations include a high fiber diet and plenty of fluids to avoid constipation and scrupulous hygiene with wet wipes and warm baths. Surgery can help to remove any tissue which is causing symptoms see a surgeon. ...Read more

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Can I have mobizox for external hemorrhoids pain?

Can I have mobizox for external hemorrhoids pain?

Doubt it would help: Mobizox is a centrally acting muscle relaxant used to treat muscle spasm and the resulting pain or discomfort. This is not a drug used to treat hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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How long the external hemorrhoids swelling last?

Hemorrhoid pain: External hemorrhoids thrombose (blood clotting in them) causing stretching of the tissue and pain. If nothing is done, the swelling and pain can last up to 2 weeks. Softening stool, preventing loose stools, sitz baths, and healing ointments (not prep-h) help relieve the pain. Opening the hem and extracting the clots of blood will also shorten the recovery. ...Read more

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Why cant external Hemorrhoids be removed with out surgery?

Why cant external Hemorrhoids be removed with out surgery?

Not removed: While they cannot be removed, they can get better in terms of reduced size and symptoms. This can be done with of a variety of medications in cream and suppository forms, as well as managing bowel habits and the use of soaking in water with or without medication in it. Consider a consultation with a colorectal surgeon or your primary care to find out what's best for you. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can external hemorrhoids be removed completely without surgery?

Can external hemorrhoids be removed completely without surgery?

No.: External hemorrhoids are covered by " anoderm", which is the skin like tissue in the anal region. The anoderm is innervated by a lot of pain fibers; therefore, when external hemorrhoids cause pain, they cannot be removed by rubber banding, like their internal counterpart. On the other hand, if treated conservatively, the pain from (thrombosed) ext. Hem. Will resolve w/o surgery most of the time. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter med for external hemorrhoids ?

Celery: External hemorroids are engorged veins around the anus. The most common cause is increased pressure during defecation from constipation. Otc remedies are of little or no proven benefit. Increased dietary fiber and lots of water makes stooling easier and will help. Painful thrombosed hemorrhoids should be seen by a doctor. Hemorroids from liver cirrhosis must be seen by your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I had 3grade external hemorrhoids .is it possible to cure without surgery?

Yes, possibly: The definition of grade 3 is that you have internal hemorrhoids that prolapse out, but will go back in if you push on them. Sometimes, grade 3 hemorrhoids will respond to rubber banding or injection. It is not guaranteed and may take multiple procedures. Consult an expert. Start first, though, with Sitz baths in epsom salt and reduce straining and long times on the toilet. Increase fiber/water. ...Read more

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I have grade 2 internal and external hemorrhoids - how often should I get a colonoscopy?

I have grade 2 internal and external hemorrhoids - how often should I get a colonoscopy?

No need: You should not have colonoscopy just for hemorrhoids. Some times bleeding in cancer of colon and rectum is attributed to hemorrhoids. Anoscopy and proctoscopy in doctor office is enough for it. ...Read more

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How long will it bleed after getting external hemorrhoids removed? how long will it hurt?

How long will it bleed after getting external hemorrhoids removed? how long will it hurt?

7-10days: But ask your surgeon. The bleeding shouldn't last long but the pain may last a little longer. Make sure you eat a high fibre diet and take a regular stool softener. All the best. ...Read more

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External hemorrhoids really really hurting. Tried h cream but with not much luck. What should I do?

External hemorrhoids really really hurting. Tried h cream but with not much luck. What should I do?

See below: The pain is due to small blood clot (thrombosis) in the hemorrhoid. The pain may last for 4-7 days and gradually the clot disappears. Immediate relief for the pain can be had by the physician making a small incision(using local anesthetic) in the hemorrhoid releasing the clot. Topical hydrocortisone/lidocaine cream can help the pain.OTC products with 5% Lidocaine and hydrocortisone are available ...Read more

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Can external hemorrhoids cause problems for someone who is going to undergo colonoscopy procedure ?

Can external hemorrhoids cause problems for someone who is going to undergo colonoscopy procedure ?

No: External hemorrhoids result from pressure, created internally, when you down and strain to have a bowel movement. During a colonoscopy, you are not bearing down nor straining. The procedure is controlled and monitored carefully. ...Read more

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