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I have a very hard, external hemorrhoid (my first). It seemed to come on quickly after 2 days of diarrhea. (no other symptoms) very painful. help?

I have a very hard, external hemorrhoid (my first). It seemed to come on quickly after 2 days of diarrhea. (no other symptoms) very painful. help?

Sounds like: thrombosed external hemorroid. Try otc topicals with hydrocortisone or anesthetic. Lying down to reduce pressure to area and ice pack can also help. If these don't work sometimes the clot needs to be surgically removed. Although painful, this condition will subside. More important is cause of diarrhea. Make sure it is nothing serious. Get colonoscopy if you have not had one. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...Read more


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I have been constipated for 5 days now, tried increasing water, 3 days of laxatives and stool softeners. Strained so hard have hemorrhoids, help?

I have been constipated for 5 days now, tried increasing water, 3 days of laxatives and stool softeners. Strained so hard have hemorrhoids, help?

Change your diet: you need to change your life style and your diet and keep your bowels regular and soft with the least use of laxative you need to have a colonoscopy if you did not have one in the last fice years you need to eat more fruits and vegetables and eat more fibers and hydrate yourself real well slow down on red meat and greassy food exercise, use sitz bath and OTC medicine for hemorrhoid ...Read more

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Some days diarrhea some days hard stool. Have hemorrhoids. Was constipated before. Better now. Is this serious or a cause for a bigger problem?

Some days diarrhea some days hard stool. Have hemorrhoids. Was constipated before. Better now. Is this serious or a cause for a bigger problem?

Any irregular bowel: Habits need physician attention for examination and work up , to find the cause and to cure , call your doctor take appointment. ...Read more

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Pinkish blood from rectum after bm not hard. Have external hemorrhoid. Burning. On vacation what do I do? Could I get sepsis? antibiotic/Cipro? Scared

Pinkish blood from rectum after bm not hard. Have external hemorrhoid. Burning. On vacation what do I do? Could I get sepsis? antibiotic/Cipro? Scared

If you have mild: bleeding from a hemorrhoid, you are not at increased risk of sepsis and don't require antibiotics such as Cipro (ciprofloxacin). As long as the bleeding is mild and it stops quickly, I would just use symptomatic relief with Tucks or Preparation H. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain/tight around belly button, hard to pass worm shaped poop, explosive diarrhea. Have hemorrhoids. Hard to pass gas. Some foods upsetBelly?

Abdominal pain/tight around belly button, hard to pass worm shaped poop, explosive diarrhea. Have hemorrhoids. Hard to pass gas. Some foods upsetBelly?

Many reason for these symptoms: . The pain around the belly button is called Perry umbilical pain and usually associated with small intestinal cramping. This can occur as a result of food poisoning, viruses, inflammatory bowel disease, and sometimes even severe stress. Hemorrhoids are simply a symptom of poor nutrition along with lack of exercise. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a hemorrhoid gets harder?

What does it mean when a hemorrhoid gets harder?

Thrombosis: If extruded for a long time, they can clot. This makes it painful and firm. Needs evaluation to be sure not something else though. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's a good thing when a hemorrhoid gets harder?

Please advise if it's a good thing when a hemorrhoid gets harder?

Not necessarily: This may be what is called a "thrombosed hemorrhoid", which is when clotted blood is trapped under the skin. If this is the case, the body usually reabsorbs it over time, or sometimes it can erode through the skin and evacuate externally. Safest course would be to have your doctor check it to make sure this is nothing more serious. ...Read more

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How can you tell difference b/t hypertrophied anal papillae (gastro said I have this) & hemorrhoid?It's hard&solid&sometimes hurts&itches.Want it gone

How can you tell difference b/t hypertrophied anal papillae (gastro said I have this) & hemorrhoid?It's hard&solid&sometimes hurts&itches.Want it gone

See below: It really doesn't matter what it is. If it hurts and causes discomfort that is not received by conservative means, find a proctologist or a general surgeon and have them remove the offender. ...Read more

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Could hemorrhoids and hard stools cause bumps in the anal canal ?

Depends: Constipation and straining with bowel movements can lead to hemorrhoids and anal fissure over time. Bumps is a vague term, so getting in touch with your doc for details will be helpful. Sometimes an exam under anesthesia with biopsy is indicated. Be well. ...Read more