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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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What kind of hemorrhoids do I have it itches and bleed?

What kind of hemorrhoids do I have it itches and bleed?

Symptomatic: You have symptomatic hemorhoids. Depending on the severity, they can be treated with medicine or surgery. Your surgeon will be able to help you decide.

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Could a bump like thing at the bottom of your rectum be hemorrhoids? It itches like hemorrhoids.

Could a bump like thing at the bottom of your rectum be hemorrhoids? It itches like hemorrhoids.

Possibly: Yes it is possible that what you are seeing/feeling is a hemorrhoid. It would require an exam from your physician to confirm.

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I realize I have a hemorrhoid skin tags near my anal, it itches sometime and it makes me scared. Will it go away on its own without surgery?

I realize I have a hemorrhoid skin tags near my anal, it itches sometime and it makes me scared. Will it go away on its own without surgery?

Anal skin tags: The anal skin tags will not go away without surgery but the symptoms of itching can be controlled. Most anal itching is the result of soilage collecting around the anal tags which makes patient's feel like they aren't clean and results in excess wiping. I typically recommend my patients to keep flushable wipes in their purse as they clean around the tags more thoroughly with less irritation.

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I have a small puffy white bubble-like spot on my anus - itches, and when ointment is applied feels like a cut. What could this be (not a hemorrhoid)?

I have a small puffy white bubble-like spot on my anus - itches, and when ointment is applied feels like a cut. What could this be (not a hemorrhoid)?

Wart: If you take the common hemorrhoid off the list, Genital warts could present like that as well as herpes. Best to have it seen by a physician In person to get a solid diagnosis and plan.

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Anus itches probably from excessive wiping. Tried hemorrhoid and steroid cream, helped but didn't clear it up. What should I do?

Anus itches probably from excessive wiping. Tried hemorrhoid and steroid cream, helped but didn't clear it up. What should I do?

Pruritis ani?: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse can appear as an outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for your problem as described.

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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.

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For a doctor that knows about hemorrhoids. So I get hemorrhoids like 2-5 times each year. Well I got a little rash on one side of my butt cheeks. It is not really bad, however it itches. I did a little research and read that it could have been caused from

For a doctor that knows about hemorrhoids. So I get hemorrhoids like 2-5 times each year. Well I got a little rash on one side of my butt cheeks. It is not really bad, however it itches. I did a little research and read that it could have been caused from

Hemorrhoids: 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 (particularly if the hemorrhoid clots, also known as thrombosis). Occasionally bright red blood on toilet tissue, stool, or in the toilet bowl can be seen, particularly after passage of a hard stool. The most common cause is straining during bowel movements due to constipation. Hemorrhoid can also be a manifestation of more serious disease, such as liver cirrhosis. Hemorrhoids may exist either inside or outside the body - internal hemorrhoids occur just inside the anus, at the beginning of the rectum, whereas external hemorrhoids occur at the anal opening and may hang outside the anus, these can be detected by examining the anal area to see if tissue is protruding outside of the anus. I am not sure that the rash you describe is due to hemorrhoids. While you don't state whether the rash is painful, raised or warm (which would more indicate the presence of an infection), I would guess that the irritation is due to non-specific inflammation. The intensity of anal itching and the amount of inflammation increases from the direct trauma of scratching and the presence of moisture. At its most intense, anal itching causes intolerable discomfort that often is described as burning and soreness. Anal itching can be caused by irritating chemicals in the foods we eat, such as are found in spices, hot sauces, and peppers. In addition, continuous moisture in the anus can be worsened by caused by frequent liquid stools, diarrhea, or escape of small amounts of stool (incontinence). Moisture increases the possibility of infections of the anus, especially yeast, particularly in patients with diabetes mellitus. I would suggest that you take a shower or bath every day, dry the area very carefully. To that you can add astringents, which promotes dryness of the skin, which in turn helps relieve burning, itching, and pain. Examples of astringents include: calamine 5% to 25% zinc oxide 5% to 25% (calmol 4, nupercainal, tronolane), witch hazel 10% to 50% (fleet medicated, tucks, witch hazel hemorrhoidal pads) analgesic products are local anesthetic products, relieve pain, itching, and burning by depressing receptors on pain nerves. Examples of analgesics include: menthol 0.1% to 1.0% (greater than 1.0% is not recommended), camphor 0.1% to 3% (greater than 3% is not recommended), juniper tar 1% to 5%. Lastly, corticosteroids reduce inflammation and can relieve itching, but should not be used for more than short periods of a few days to two weeks. Only products with weak corticosteroid effects are available over-the-counter should be used.

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What medical treatment is used to get rid of hemorrhoid in anus while pregnant? It's getting bigger it itches and visible during sex it's hanging out

What medical treatment is used to get rid of hemorrhoid in anus while pregnant? It's getting bigger it itches and visible during sex it's hanging out

Call OB: In general, certain anti-inflammatory medications should be avoided during pregnancy, and these are present in some over the counter hemorrhoid medication. Call your OB to discuss. Hope this helps!

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Genital warts or hemorrhoids? Around my anus it turns purple, and has about two purple bumps/lumps around, it started itching, and now itches more than before. I've noticed when I look in the mirror and push the bumps comes out bigger. How can I know if I

This sounds: Like hemorrhoids, either internal and/or external and does not sound like genital warts at all. Caffeine causes the itching and makes you constipated, having to push and thus hemorrhoid symptoms. Eliminate all caffeine and alcohol and drink 80-100 oz fluids per day. See a colorectal surgeon if this does not resolve.

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What can I do about itching and burning after hemorhoid surgery?

What can I do about itching and burning after hemorhoid surgery?

See below: Local measures such as soaking 15-20 minutes in warm water, keep the anal area dry after washing, avoid rubbing or scratching the area. Watch for some acidic foods such as citrus and tomatoes that can irritate the region. Keep bowels soft & regular, use fiber supplements & avoid constipation or straining. Tucks (witch hazel) pads may offer some relief.

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I have burning and itching in my rectal area but it is not hemroids. I have scleroderma and was told the disease has changed the skin in my anus?

I have burning and itching in my rectal area but it is not hemroids. I have scleroderma and was told the disease has changed the skin in my anus?

Anal Itching: Causes of anal itching include: dry skin, too much moisture, fecal incontinence, excessive washing, overuse of laxatives, chemical irritants, skin disorders, yeast infections, hemorrhoids, anal abrasions, fissures and fistulas, food irritants, medications, infections, anal tumors, other causes.

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Why are my hemorrhoids itching so bad at night?

Why are my hemorrhoids itching so bad at night?

Diet: It is likely something in your diet. Stop using your current toilet paper and use hygienic wipes. Tronolane cream can help as well.

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Is it possible to have a small hemorrhoid which causes only itching and has no bleeding or pain?

Yes: Other causes of rectal itching could include irritation of a rectal fissure and tape worm

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What to do if I might have an internal hemorrhoid, it doesn't hurt to bad, just an annoyance and is itching. Can internal hemorrhoids be dangerous?

What to do if I might have an internal hemorrhoid, it doesn't hurt to bad, just an annoyance and is itching. Can internal hemorrhoids be dangerous?

Not usually: Internal hemorrhoids often bleed especially from hard stools. Preparation H, Anusol HC suppositories or equivalent for the itching. Bulk stool softeners like metamucil to promote well formed, soft, bulky stool to lessen trauma to the hemorrhoids.

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Is it possible to have itching by internal hemorrhoids but no bleeding?

Is it possible to have itching by internal hemorrhoids but no bleeding?

Yes: Internal hemorrhoid without significant thrombosis may causing chief months painless or painful bleeding, discomfort, tenesmus, with leakage of fecal material. Bleeding occur from the internal hemorrhoid when there is significant dilatation of the internal hemorrhoidal veins which may accompany with thrombosis of the hemorrhoidal veins, leading to rectal bleeding and pain.

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Anal itching from pinworms vs. Hemorrhoids?

It can actually: Be from either pinworms or hemorrhoids. Your physician should be able to help differentiate these. Take care.

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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