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I have constipation, a wheezy chest, a small external hemorrhoid and a leaking bladder. Could they be connected?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 fingers short, avoid constipation, etc. If despite that you still have symptoms, you better see your doctor, online / self treatment then, won't help ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemorrhoids vs???: 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. You would have to compare this to the symptoms of whatever condition you are considering. A physician should be able to diagnose a hemorrhoid without problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Same: They are the same.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer