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How to tell the difference between hemorrhoids vs herpes?

How to tell the difference between hemorrhoids vs herpes?

Hemorrhoids - herpes: A hemorrhoid is an 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 ; may itch. Local symptoms from herpes simplex 2 infection consist of a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can coalesce followed by crusting over. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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I have a bump/zit type a thing that is between my butt and vagina hole closer to the butt. I had hemorrhoids&have herpes with no sympotoms what is this?

I have a bump/zit type a thing that is between my butt and vagina hole closer to the butt. I had hemorrhoids&have herpes with no sympotoms what is this?

Examination: This can be a number of differnt issues ranging from infection, abscess, skin tags or std. I recommned a full pelic and rectal exmation, safe sex, in fact, abstain sexually until you have been screened for all stds.
Do not ignore this issue and get a full gyn evaluation. ...Read more

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Difference in hemorrhoids and anal herpes?

Difference in hemorrhoids and anal herpes?

Infection vs veins: Hemorrhoids are dilated veins at the anus. Sort of analogous to varicose veins. Anal herpes would be an infection with a form of herpes virus. ...Read more

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I used a hemorrhoid cream from someone infected with genital herpes and when I took some out I put it in a toilet paper and applied it. Can I get herp?

I used a hemorrhoid cream from someone infected with genital herpes and when I took some out I put it in a toilet paper and applied it. Can I get herp?

Possible but slight: Virsuses can live outside the body for short period of time (like seconds, most article say < 10 seconds,) but longer in damp conditions. So, very unlikely unless your friend had just used the medication. ...Read more

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I've noticed white bumps around my anus and I'm concerned that they could be either Gential herpes or genital warts, however after closer inspection I realized I have a hemorrhoid. Could these white bumps be somehow related to the hemorrhoid?

I've noticed white bumps around my anus and I'm concerned that they could be either Gential herpes or genital warts, however after closer inspection I realized I have a hemorrhoid. Could these white bumps be somehow related to the hemorrhoid?

Anal bumps: Tiny white bumps around the anus are likely warts, herpetic lesions, or molluscum contagiosum. There are other possibilities also. Hemorrhoids are going to be located right at the anal margin and can be skin colored or darkened if they are painful and filled with blood clots. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with Hemorrrhoids and I've been using cream for a couple days now. I'm afraid it's herpes, could the cream help herpes or no?

I was diagnosed with Hemorrrhoids and I've been using cream for a couple days now. I'm afraid it's herpes, could the cream help herpes or no?

Nope: Hemorrhoid cream will do absolutely nothing for herpes. These two look very different. Herpes is open sores where hemorrhoids are dilated veins. Google some pictures and compare. ...Read more

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Can I use hemorroid cream on my herpes outbreak?

Can I use hemorroid cream on my herpes outbreak?

Herpes treatment: Herpes outbreaks respond best to aciclovir and similar medicines, but these are usually only prescribed for severe or frequent flares. Although haemorrhoid cream is unlikely to cause harm, it's not very likely to help. A simple emollient may relieve discomfort and help healing ...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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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?

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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What is hemorrhoids?

What is hemorrhoids?

Hemmorhoids: It is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to either constipation or diarrhea.
Hemorrhoids should be evaluated by a colo-rectal or general surgeon

you will require dietary, bathroom habit modifications and sometimes office based procedures if medical management is ineffective. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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