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I have been having bleeding hemorrhoids for the last 5 days and I am having to wear a maxi pad and change it quit often do I need to see a dr
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
I had a colonoscopy 3/15. no neg. result. I have hemorrhoids and They do bleed but intermittently when I just pass gas it bleeds & I must wear a pad?
See answer: Not certain what your question is but for general advice about the treatment of hemorrhoids go to > http://wb.md/1Jj80zo ...Read more
I'm 35 weeks pregnant and have hemorrhoids. While I've heard of Tuck's pads for postpartum, can I saturate a pad liner with witch hazel and wear it?
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
Hemorrhoid help: I agree w dr. Hoepfner. It is important not to make hemorrhoids worse. Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the anus. Don’t wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps that contain dyes or aromas. Cotton underwear is helpful as it absorbs moisture well. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: Avoidance of straining at your bowel movements, avoiding hard stools and constipation, occasional sitz baths with epson salts and perhaps occasional stool softeners can help avoid hemorrhoidal pain and swelling. Some hemorrhoids do require surgery, however. See your doctor for examination if persistent troubles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer