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External Hemorrhoids Remedy
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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