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I accidentally used Phenylephrine HCL 0.25% Hemorrhoid gel on my back (instead of hydrocortisone 1%). Should I be alarmed? I'm 5 months pregnant.

I accidentally used Phenylephrine HCL 0.25% Hemorrhoid gel on my back (instead of hydrocortisone 1%). Should I be alarmed? I'm 5 months pregnant.

Should be fine: You should be fine, but you should check with the pharmacist or your OB doc to be sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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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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My friend is 36 yr old male has hemorrhoids & used the gel & suppositories & now has extreme pain in his groin & inner thighs, he can't move his legs.?

My friend is 36 yr old male has hemorrhoids & used the gel & suppositories & now has extreme pain in his groin & inner thighs, he can't move his legs.?

Pelvic Pain: The person should be seen by an md as soon as possible to sort this out. Inflammation in the pelvis such as pelvic cellulitis is a consideration but more thorough evaluation aside from this format should be done in my opinion. ...Read more

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Is it possible to use Edge Cooling conditioner sensitive skin shave gel for relief of hemorrhoid relief?

Is it possible to use Edge Cooling conditioner sensitive skin shave gel for relief of hemorrhoid relief?

Ehh, no,...: I would not recommend that as it may burn and is not recommended for treating hemorrhoids. Try using an approved hemorrhoid cream instead, increasing your fluids and fiber intake to prevent constipation, and then seeing a Dr. if it still irritates you.. best wishes. ...Read more

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I have twi hemorrhoids that are slightly bleeding and are painful. I have been using the gel and wipes and soaking in hot water for a month now.

I have twi hemorrhoids that are slightly bleeding and are painful. I have been using the gel and wipes and soaking in hot water for a month now.

Hemorrhoids: Continue present therapy, but make certain stool is soft so u do not strain during bm. Increasing fiber in diet, adding fiber supplement, & using a stool softener should help. Should also see pcp/gi/proctologist to b checked for other conditions: polyps, anal fissure, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel ds. ...Read more

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What is a tomy hemorrhoid?

What is a tomy hemorrhoid?

Not sure: I have never heard of a tomy hemorrhoid. Are you certain that is the right term? ...Read more

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Why is my hemorrhoid white?

Why is my hemorrhoid white?

Perianal mass: That would be an unusual color for a hemorrhoid. While hemorrhoids are a common diagnosis, there are other conditions which could be confused for a hemorrhoid such as an abscess. An evaluation by a general or colorectal surgeon would be recommended. ...Read more

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