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External hemorrhoid home treatment suggestions?

External hemorrhoid home treatment suggestions?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): The first line treatment for hemorrhoids is actually making sure that no hard stools are passing by the swollen hemorrhoidal tissue and causing more trauma and inflammation. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and generic MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) works well for most people to make the stool soft and allow healing of the hemorrhoids. If that doesn't solve the problem or if there is any bleeding then go see a surgeon for further treatment. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Enlargement or distension of the veins lining the anal canal, which can ...Read more


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What are external hemorrhoids?

What are external hemorrhoids?

Normal venous struct: External hemorrhoids are veins under the skin surrounding the external portion of the anus. They are covered with skin or epidermis. Internal hemorrhoids are internal or external if the have prolapsed but are covered by mucosa and not epidermis. ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids just inside the anal canal considered external hemorrhoids?

Are hemorrhoids just inside the anal canal considered external hemorrhoids?

Pain: External hemorrhoids are painful. These are hemorrhoids near nerves and you'll know you have them from pain and irritation. Painless hemorrhoids are usually internal but may prolapse and you notice them when cleaning. Either one can affect your life. If so see your doctor for a referral to a colo-rectal surgeon. Improve your quality of life. ...Read more

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Anal fissure home remedies?

Anal fissure home remedies?

Fiber: An anal fissure is a tear of the lining of the anal canal which exposes the internal anal muscle causing pain and bleeding. First, however must make sure this is what is actually the correct diagnosis. If so, the most important aspect of treatment is soften the stool with fiber and fluid intake and warm/hot water to relax the muscle spasm. ...Read more

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How to treat a thrombosed external hemorrhoids?

How to treat a thrombosed external hemorrhoids?

Surgically if painfu: If your thrombosed external hemorrhoid is painful, you should see a surgeon about having it "lanced" for instant relief. This can usually be done in the office or er under local anesthesia and should totally resolve the issue for that hemorrhoid. However, there are usually several hemorrhoids (commonly 3 columns) so a recurrence in a different hemorrhoid is not uncommon. ...Read more

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Can external hemorrhoids get bigger?

Can external hemorrhoids get bigger?

Yes: Hemorrhoids ate veins under the skin in the anal area. They become enlarged or irritated with constipation & sitting at the toilet straining too long. The veins can continue to enlarge with repeated irritation from constipation. Dink more water, eat more fiber (fruits & vegetables, metamucil). ...Read more

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Can you use external creams on internal hemorrhoid?

Can you use external creams on internal hemorrhoid?

Depends: Most prescription meds used to treat hemorrhoids can be used both internally and externally. I would be cautious of over the counter meds unless the label/instruction specifically approve for internal use. ...Read more

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Can external hemorrhoids be removed?

Can external hemorrhoids be removed?

Yes: It is a very common procedure, usually done as an outpatient. ...Read more

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Do external hemorrhoids cause an odor?

Do external hemorrhoids cause an odor?

No: No they usually don't unless you have difficulty cleaning and there is residual stool that remains on the external hemorrhoid after each bm. I would recommend sitz baths after bms if you note an odor. If there continues to be an odor you may have a perianal abscess which would be accompanied by pain and pus drainage. For this you need to go to the er for treatment. ...Read more

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Could apple cider vinegar heal external hemorrhoids?

External hemorrhoids: No. Apple cider vinegar cannot heal external hemorrhoids. Avoid constipation and bearing down, avoid sitting for extended periods of time without getting up to walk around, and see a doctor if you experience symptoms of any consequence. ...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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Proctofoam OTC for anal fissures ?

Proctofoam OTC for anal fissures ?

Ok to use Proctofoam: But just as important is to be sure to be eating a high fiber diet and most importantly drinking 80-100oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you workout strenuously. There are other meds that work better but if no repsonse to above after2 months you may need surgery to avoid complications such as an abscess. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Can Metamucil cure anal fissures?

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Can Metamucil cure anal fissures?

Part of Treatment: Anal fissures are usually related to passing hard constipated stool or other trauma to the anal canal. Keeping your stools soft with fiber (metamucil) is only part of the treatment. Drink plenty of water as well. May need medicated creams to help as well, see your doctor to know what you need to do. ...Read more

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Could bump be an external pile or perianal hemorrhoid?

Could bump be an external pile or perianal hemorrhoid?

Could be: Any lump out side anal canal , it could be thrombosed hemorrhoid, if it is at tail bone side it could be sentinel hemorrhoid due to an anal fissure, or a papilloma . These are all benign conditions if you feel it is hard, could be squamous cell carcinoma, see your doctor needs urgent attention. ...Read more

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Can external hemorroids cause vaginal itching?

Can external hemorroids cause vaginal itching?

Rarely: If the hemorrhoids are secreting fluid and/or it is hard to maintain proper hygiene then yes, hemorrhoids could contribute to irritation and itch to the groin area. ...Read more

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How to cure internal hemorrhoids?

How to cure internal hemorrhoids?

See your PCP: Internal hemorrhoids do not have skin innervation and can be destroyed without anesthetic with laser, and the treatment may be surgical or nonsurgical. See your PCP for proper diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Are internal hemorrhoids curable?

Are internal hemorrhoids curable?

Yes: The gold standard of a formal complete hemorrhoidectomy will remove all the internal hemorrhoids and at least disrupt the plexus of external hemorrhoids. Properly performed, this should reult in no significant future hemorrhoid issues. ...Read more

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I'm looking for hemorrhoid remedies. How to cure hemorrhoids naturally?

I'm looking for hemorrhoid remedies. How to cure hemorrhoids naturally?

Considerations...: "healing" depends on whether the original cause for hemorrhoids persists. Have you been straining at stool, have rectal dysfunction, perform an activity that increases pelvic engorgement with blood or increases pelvic pressure (heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, etc.)? Have your hemorrhoids been surgically or medically managed (& with otc or prescription drugs)? Are you sure they're hemorrhoids? ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for external hemmorhoids in anus?

Is there any treatment for external hemmorhoids in anus?

Hemmorhoids: Yes there are in office procedures like banding that can be done to manage the disease as well as non surgical behavioral and dietary modifications. ...Read more

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Anal Swelling (Definition)

accumulation of fluid at the opening at the end ...Read more