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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more


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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.

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I get inflamed external hemorrhoids randomly once or twice a year where the vein bulges and becomes hard and painful for 2 weeks. Why & what to do?

I get inflamed external hemorrhoids randomly once or twice a year where the vein bulges and becomes hard and painful for 2 weeks. Why & what to do?

Thrombose Hemorrhoid: You most likely develop Thrombosed Hemorrhoid which it means the blood clots from inside the Hemorrhoid, this condition is very painful and the Hemorrhoid looks bluish or purple. Sometimes they could resolve by itself but it can be excised by the surgeon, if you get this couple of times a yea it's time for you to see a surgeon for possible Hemorrhoid surgery, try to prevent constipation, sits bath

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Is it possible to have a hemorrhoid that bleeds but isn't painful at all?

Is it possible to have a hemorrhoid that bleeds but isn't painful at all?

Yes: Internal hemorrhoids can bleed without any pain at all. Internal hemorrhoids are located above the "dentate line." this is where the lining of your colon meets the skin of your butt (similar to the difference between the outside of you lips and the inside of your mouth). Above the dentate line there is very minimal sensation, so irritated internal hemorrhoid tissue can bleed without pain.

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Are hemorrhoids painful?

Are hemorrhoids painful?

Maybe: External hemorrhoids usually hurt and occassionally bleed, internal hemorrhoids usually bleed without pain unless they prolapse to the outside. Prolapsed internal hemorrhoids are not external hemorrhoids and are treated differently than true external hemorrhoids. Bleeding and pain is often a fissure. Get a colon and rectal surgeon to evaluate it properly.

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How do you treat painful hemorrhoids?

How do you treat painful hemorrhoids?

Anusol, stool softene: You need to locally apply anusol hc. Also take a stool softener daily so there is no pushing or pressure

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Could use expert help with why I have these painful hemorrhoids?

Water, diet, walking: Hemorrhoids are a common problem, which result from increased pressure in the veins of the anus causing the veins to swell, making them itchy and painful (especially if the hemorrhoid clots, also known as thrombosis). The pain is from stretching the lining of the anal canal from the engorged hemorrhoids. Treatment is directed at treating the underlying cause for hemorrhoids.

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I'm 23 year old male with painful hemorrhoids. What do you suggest?

Bed rest: Warm tub soaks for 15-20 minuts, hi fiber diet, 80-100 ounces of caffeine free /alcohol free fluid daily. If not better in 24-48 hours see a colorectal surgeon.

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I am running a 7 mile race tomorrow and have a very painful hemorrhoid. Any suggestions?

Plan: Sorry hearing this. Let's try analgesic suppository today and tomorrow. And use Tylenol tomorrow for help 2 tab every 4-6 h. And lubricant as well. Good luck.

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I've had a feeling of being full. There's pressure but it didn't hurt til now it's been 3 weeks last two days painful internal hemorrhoid?

I've had a feeling of being full. There's pressure but it didn't hurt til now it's been 3 weeks last two days painful internal hemorrhoid?

Possible thrombosis: It is possible your swollen hemorrhoid a have thrombosis. Seek medical evaluation as evacuation of the thrombus provides excellent relief in the first 72 hours.

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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.

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What to do if I have painful long lasting hemorrhoid?

What to do if I have painful long lasting hemorrhoid?

Various: Most heal by themselves, but may require numbing cream, diet modification, less straining, less time sitting on toilet or even surgery. If yours is long lasting, you may be better off seeing a doctor for possible intervention. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hemorrhoids/basics/definition/con-20029852

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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.

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I have painful long lasting hemorrhoid and don't know what to use?

I have painful long lasting hemorrhoid and don't know what to use?

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal canal. This common problem can be painful, but it's usually not serious. Http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/tc/hemorrhoids-topic-overview-1#1

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What do you recommend if I have a grade 1 internal hemorrhoid and it is very painful. Is this normal?

What do you recommend if I have a grade 1 internal hemorrhoid and it is very painful. Is this normal?

Grade 1: Internal hemorrhoids do not hurt! This is probably an anal fissure due to hard stool or following a bout of diarrhea. See a colon and rectal surgeon for confirmation and treatment.

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Which are more painful internal or external hemorrhoids?

External hemorrhoids: External hemorrhoids, based on location and the kind of nerves affected, are more painful. This is by definition.

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