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I have an infected hemorrhoid that leaks puss. Over the counter medication or go to the doctor?

I have an infected hemorrhoid that leaks puss. Over the counter medication or go to the doctor?

See a doctor: If you are concerned about an infection, over the counter products will not be effective. If there is pus or infection, see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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


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How do you keep a hemorrhoid from bursting open and leaking puss?

How do you keep a hemorrhoid from bursting open and leaking puss?

Don't: Henmorrhoids rarely get infected. If a swelling near the anus burst and discharges purulence it is more likely a rectal abscess and may have a fistula associated with it, which may require surgery to prevent recurrence. See a colon and rectal surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the best way to keep a hemorrhoid from bursting open and leaking puss?

What is the best way to keep a hemorrhoid from bursting open and leaking puss?

See a surgeon: See a surgeon and get the hemorrhoid or from that description the abscess or fistula treated. This will involve antibiotics and a surgical procedure to carefully examen the area, "exam under anesthesia, " and treat it at the same time. ...Read more

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Anal itching that results in bleeding and what looks like a clear liquid leaking, no pain. Seems to be from hemorrhoids and is only on the surface of the anus. Is there something topical that can help release the itching so it can heal w/out a dr?

Anal itching that results in bleeding and what looks like a clear liquid leaking, no pain. Seems to be from hemorrhoids and is only on the surface of the anus. Is there something topical that can help release the itching so it can heal w/out a dr?

Over the counter: Creams for treatment of hemorrhoids are several, (e.g. Preparation H) you can use those, but keep the area clean and dry after bowel movements, cut your finger nails short, avoid constipation, etc. If despite that you still have symptoms, you better see your doctor, online / self treatment then, won't help ...Read more

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Leaking from anus after bm. Internal hemorrhoids. Using witch hazel wipes -wiped too raw with tp. What now? Clears up if I take an antibiotic - cipro (ciprofloxacin).

Leaking from anus after bm. Internal hemorrhoids. Using witch hazel wipes -wiped too raw with tp. What now? Clears up if I take an antibiotic - cipro (ciprofloxacin).

Go to the Doctor: Usually one learns the 'three s' approach to managing their hemorrhoids at home. But, given your symptoms there is absolutely nothing to tell you other than that you must be seen in person, examined, and possibly sent on to surgery.
Antibiotics treat infection. They do not treat hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leaking stool and bloody stool. The blood is brownish red. Not like when I have a hemorrhoid. I just had a bout of diverticulitis.

I am experiencing leaking stool and bloody stool. The blood is brownish red. Not like when I have a hemorrhoid. I just had a bout of diverticulitis.

Gastroenterologist: Whenever one has bloody stool, it is important to see a gastroenterologist to sort out the cause. If you have not had a recent colonoscopy you will probably need one. It is possible that this may be a diverticular bleed. You should not delay in seeking help. If the bleeding is severe, go to the emergency room. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have lots of anal itching. Sometimes it appears as if it may leak a liitle stool. I've noticed my stools are softer. My doctor said I have hemerroid?

I have lots of anal itching. Sometimes it appears as if it may leak a liitle stool. I've noticed my stools are softer. My doctor said I have hemerroid?

Pruritis ani causes: 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 before treatment. ...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?

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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What is done for a hemorrhoid?

What is done for a hemorrhoid?

Depends: On whether it is internal or external, just swollen or thrombosed, bleeding or not and whether you are sure it is a hemorrhoid and not an abscess. Bet bet is a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the medicine for hemorrhoid?

High Residue!: Hydrocortisone suppositories or cream is helpful for acute flare-ups, but more important is a high residue diet & fiber supplements to avoid constipation. ...Read more

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Pop my own hemorrhoid, is that okay?

Pop my own hemorrhoid, is that okay?

No, please don't!: This could lead to injury or infection. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to be enough water to submerge the anal area. Soak for about 15 minutes – several times a day. An alternative is placing ¼ cup of witch hazel ; warm water in a basin. Soak for at least 15 minutes, at least twice a day. See your doctor for more help. ...Read more

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What's an effective treament for a hemorrhoid?

What's an effective treament for a hemorrhoid?

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are very common. They occur from a stasis of blood flow in the blood vessels that go to our lower intestines. As you get older you are less active and sit for longer periods of time.
Do not sit on the toilet to read. Use a soft wet type of tissue for wiping. Over the counter medicated pads may help with inflammation. See doctor if worsens. Exercise and eat fiber. ...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?

You should: See a physician to examine and possibly run tests, hemorrhoid symptoms can be similar to something more serious. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is hemorrhoid contagious?

Hemorrhoids: Are swollen or inflammed veins in the lower rectum or anus. There are various causes including excessive straining. They are not contagious at all. ...Read more

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How to eliminate hemorrhoids?

Rarely need to.: First, see your doctor to make sure your problem really is hemorrhoids. Serious problems are frequently blamed on "hemorrhoids". Hemorrhoids can usually be treated medically by avoiding constipation and avoiding straning with a bowel movement. If pain/itching present, try soaking in tub. If not better they can be removed by different methods (band ligation or surgery) but I rarely recommend these. ...Read more

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I'd like to remove hemorrhoids?

I'd like to remove hemorrhoids?

See doctor: Removing hemorrhoids is not a do it yourself issue. Please consult a doctor for proper treatment.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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What does hemorrhoid bleed like?

What does hemorrhoid bleed like?

Bright red bleed: Initial stages, painless, mass less bright bleeding, soils the tissue with blood, later stages associated with pain and inability to push them back into rectum (non reducible). Any rectal bleed first consideration is cancer must see your physician. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hemorrhoids?

Several: Genetics, hard stool, straining, heavy lifting, pregnancy, childbirth. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids: Key is to avoid constipation and avoid increased intra abdominal pressure. You can try preparation H, sitz bath that is sitting in a bowl of luke warm water for about 10 minutes 2-3 times day would help. If get infected or blood clot happens in the veins it may be very painful, see your doctor at that time, You may need prescription medication then. ...Read more

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Who has or has had hemorrhoids banded?

Who has or has had hemorrhoids banded?

Many: It is a common office procedure performed to ligate internal hemorrhoid veins. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are hemorrhoids?

Could you tell me what are hemorrhoids?

Swollen anal veins.: Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal canal. This common problem can be painful, but it is usually not serious. Veins can swell inside the anal canal to form internal hemorrhoids. Or they can swell near the opening of the anus to form external hemorrhoids. You can have both types at the same time. The symptoms and treatment depend on which type you have. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are hemorrhoids?

Could you tell me what are hemorrhoids?

Piles: A hemorrhoid is a enlarged vein at the anus or in the lower rectum. Internal hemorrhoids are deep to the anus. External hemorrhoids are outside of the anus. A hemorrhoid is a bump that can cause pain, bleeding and may be itchy. ...Read more

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Are there different types of hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoid types: The two types of hemorrhoids are internal hemorrhoids and external hemorrhoids. Internal hemorrhoids are graded 1-4, with 4 being the worst. External hemorrhoids are a network of vessels outside anus that swell with pregnancy or spending too much time on the toilet; when the swelling recedes, skin tags may be left around the anus. These also may break, cause a "thrombosed ext hemorrhoid". ...Read more

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What is the cause of hemorrhoids or piles?

Straining: Swollen hemorrhoids reflect either excessive straining or chronic poor bowel habilts. Hemorrhoids are a normal part of rectal anatomy and only become swollen and inflamed secondary to the above causes. ...Read more

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At what point should hemorrhoids be removed?

At what point should hemorrhoids be removed?

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids should be treated first with fiber, fluids, and miralax (polyethylene glycol).
Most symptoms should respond to a healthy diet and regular meals and these supplements.
Intervention beyond this should be based on frequency, severity and impact on daily activity of hemorrhoid related symptoms.
Keeping a journal of symptoms and diet and bowel function is quite useful. ...Read more