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I have mild hemorrhoid &it just started. What will I do?

I have mild hemorrhoid &it just started. What will I do?

Avoid straining: If you have a small hemorrhoid, avoid straining to have a bowel movement (bm). Straining increases the 'venous pressure' of hemorrhoidal veins and may cause the hemorrhoid to 'grow'. Also avoid constipation: increase fluids, fiber and consider citrucel or metamucil. Also consider an over-the-counter stool softner (colace or generic). If any pain you can use prep-h or similiar. Hope u get better! ...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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Is it possible to develop a hemorrhoid from lifting dumbbells?

Is it possible to develop a hemorrhoid from lifting dumbbells?

Yes: Frequent, heavy lifting can result in hemorrhoids. This increases the pressure in the veins in the pelvis, which can enlarge them. This can eventually result in hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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How can you treat a possible hemorrhoid?

How can you treat a possible hemorrhoid?

What to do: It is important not to make hemorrhoids worse. Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the anus. Don’t wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps that contain dyes or aromas. Cotton underwear is helpful as it absorbs moisture well. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to >. ...Read more

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I noticed today that I have what appears to be a hemorrhoid. I've been sick lately including coughing, is this a cause and what can I do about it?

I noticed today that I have what appears to be a hemorrhoid. I've been sick lately including coughing, is this a cause and what can I do about it?

Yes and stop cough: Hemorrhoids are little outpouchings of blood vessels in the anus that occur when there is high pressure against blood return from that area. Such a situation occurs with pregnancy, straining at stool and with any other cause of raised intra abdominal pressure ouch as a protracted cough. Treatment is to stop the pressure / cough, use warm sitz baths, topical low potency steroids ( prep h ), time. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a hemorrhoid or something else?

How to tell if I have a hemorrhoid or something else?

Hemmorhoids: Many people present with "piles" and this can actually be the issue or one of many other problems that your doctor can help there are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help with these common problems. Both constipation and diarrhea can lead to this condition as well it is best if you consult with a general or colorectal surgeon to help with this matter. ...Read more

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Can I buy directly an ointment in any drug store for my hemorrhoid?

Can I buy directly an ointment in any drug store for my hemorrhoid?

Various options: Unfortunately, hemorrhoids are somewhat common in pregnancy. As you approach term, the increase in pelvic pressure from the growing uterus and fetus place increased pressure on your pelvic floor and vessels. This aggrevates the hemorrhoids by causing more congection, swelling and discomfort. Several otc therapies may help like tucks pads or suppositories. Additionally, stool softerners help. ...Read more

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Does your diet affect hemorrhoid flare-ups?

Does your diet affect hemorrhoid flare-ups?

Yes: Low fiber and inadequate fluid intake as well as excessive caffeine and alcohol intake can contribute to constipation and hemorrhoidal symptoms. Chronic diarrhea can also aggravate the hemorrhoidal tissue. Try to avoid foods and habits that contribute to either. ...Read more

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I have a hemorrhoid I use hot towl will it help ?

I have a hemorrhoid I use hot towl will it help ?

Maybe: Soaking in a warm bath might be better. The OTC meds like Preparation H are good as well. If no relief, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the distinction between a hemorrhoid and a pile?

What is the distinction between a hemorrhoid and a pile?

None: Piles are an old terminology used by non medical people and many doctors from years ago. ...Read more

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