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Will an inflamed hemorrhoid eventually go away, OTC treatment is not working?

Will an inflamed hemorrhoid eventually go away, OTC treatment is not working?

Not necessarily: Unfortunately, all hemorrhoids don't just go away and require some form of treatment either conservative or if thrombosed (clotted) surgical. Many times prescriptive topical creams with steroids, increasing fluids, stool softeners work after a few days. Would recommend a quick visit with your doctor for advice after exam. Want to be certain it is a hemorrhoid. ...Read more

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I have external hemoroid,what am i supposed to do about it? its day 3 and all i did was 3 hot baths in total...any natural treatments out there?

I have external hemoroid,what am i supposed to do about it? its day 3 and all i did was 3 hot baths in total...any natural treatments out there?

See a doctor: you need to see a doctor for proper diagnosis, you might be having something else causing pain in that area. did you have hot bath like a shower or did you actually sit in the tub full of hot water, you actually need to sit in the tub to see any benefit, and if the pain did not go away, you might be having something else. make sure your bowels is soft and regular, avoid straining ,hydrate well. ...Read more

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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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What is the best hemorrhoid treatment? It's painful.

What is the best hemorrhoid treatment? It's painful.

Various: Most heal by themselves. But may require numbing cream, diet modification, less straining, less time sitting on toilet or even surgery. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hemorrhoids/basics/definition/con-20029852 ...Read more

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What hemorrhoid treatment options are available for reducing pain?

R U certain of Dx?: Hemorrhoids are classified as internal (which bleed and protrude) or external (which can cause pain when thrombosed). Pain from thrombosed hemorrhoids respond well to sitz baths; if ineffective, minor surgery is necessary. Internal hemorrhoids don't cause pain; these are often confused with fissures, which can be quite painful, yet responsive to medication +/- surgery. ...Read more

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Does anyone knows any medicines or cream for treatment of hemorrhoid?

Does anyone  knows any medicines or cream for treatment of hemorrhoid?

Care of hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids, are a dilation/swelling of venous tissue around rectum. Non operative treatment is recommended, a bowel regimen (fiber, stool softeners, laxatives to goal of 2 soft bowel movements daily) local salves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungal) and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). Surgery only if above fails. Post surgery recovery is several weeks. ...Read more

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I have an hemorrhoid. What treatment can I best use to get rid of this?

I have an hemorrhoid. What treatment can I best use to get rid of this?

That Depends: Most hemorrhoids seem to be caused by constipation and straining to have a bowel movement. This can be taken care of by increasing fiber and fluid in your diet. If you have a thrombosed hemorrhoid you can wait it out and it will go away or you can have it opened and emptied. Internal prolapsed hemorrhoids usually usually need some kind of surgery. You need to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is surgery the only way of treatment of hemorrhoid for permanent relief?

Is surgery the only way of treatment of hemorrhoid for permanent relief?

Get diagnosed first: The short answer is no. The proper answer is see a doctor who can do an exam and correctly diagnose the problem first- such as a colorectal surgeon. Most patients with hemorrhoids get enough relief with nonoperative management, so surgery is reserved for those who don't respond. I always start with making sure folks have enough fiber and water in their daily diet. ...Read more

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