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My husband has a hemorrhoid sticking out of his anus, can he take medications to treat or should he opt for a surgical treatment to get rid of it?

My husband has a hemorrhoid sticking out of his anus, can he take medications to treat or should he opt for a surgical treatment to get rid of it?

Needs exam: If severe pain, may require removing the clot. If soft, ointment may ease the discomfort and size. Needs physician evaluation. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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


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I have a squishy lump in my anus. I took a pic of it. It doesn't hurt or anything just noticed it sticking out while showering. Is it a hemorrhoid?

I have a squishy lump in my anus. I took a pic of it. It doesn't hurt or anything just noticed it sticking out while showering. Is it a hemorrhoid?

Probably: This may well be an external hemorrhoid. It can be nontender unless it has thrombosed. Other possibilities include an anal skin tag or partial rectal prolapse. Your physician or gynecologist can evaluate this in the office and advise you accordingly. ...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 is a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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How to get hemorrhoid removed?

See you doctor: Removing hemorrhoids is a surgical procedure. See your doctor/surgeon. ...Read more

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How can you treat a hemorrhoid?

How can you treat a hemorrhoid?

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 more

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Will my hemorrhoid ever go away?

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 more

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What does a hemorrhoid look like?

Depends: External hemorrhoids are swollen tissue around the anus pink or red and soft but twender to touch. If it thomboses or clots, pain is increased and it will have apurple color and be firm/hard to the touch. If not sure what the swelling is, get an expert to evaluate and offer treatment options. ...Read more

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Will I have a hemorrhoid forever?

Will I have a hemorrhoid forever?

No: Actually hemorrhoids ususally will go away. Remember fiber, exercise and fluids will help keep hemorrhoids away. ...Read more

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What should I do about hemorrhoid?

What should I do about hemorrhoid?

Veins: Hemorrhoids are normal veins in the anal canal. They can become inflamed or enlarged with constipation or prolonged and repeated straining to have a bowel movement. Treated at home by avoiding constipation, drink plenty of liquids, eat more fiber (fruits, vegetables, metamucil), avoid junk foods. See a surgeon if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What to do if hemorrhoid problems?

What to do if hemorrhoid problems?

Here you go..: Stay well hydrated, add a bulk laxative (e.g. metamucil, ) eat a balanced diet with fibre, and be efficient when using the toilet. Do not linger. There are many topical hemorrhoidal agents, e.g. Anusol, which you can use. If necessary, seek help from a colorectal surgeon or general surgeon with anorectal experience. Good luck. ...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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How to know if I've got a hemorrhoid?

How to know if I've got a hemorrhoid?

The symptoms: Hemorrhoids are engorged vascular tissue, usually up in the rectum just above the anus. Symptoms are generally pain or bleeding. Occasionally a blood clot, thrombosis will occur on the outside with is suddenly painful and swollen, and responds quickly to excision if done in a timely fashion. ...Read more

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How can I visible shrink a hemorrhoid?

Care of hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are a dilation and swelling of the expandable tissue around the rectal opening. Non operative treatment is recommended, and includes a bowel regimen (fiber, stool softners, laxatices to goal of 2 soft bowel movements daily) local sauves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungals, other) and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). Surgery only if above fails. ...Read more

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I have a hemorrhoid--how can I heal it?

I have a hemorrhoid--how can I heal it?

Need to see your MD: Yes at your age it could be hemorrhoid, anal polyp, condyloma etc, but you have to see your doctor to make sure it is not cancer, once proved diet, plenty off fluids, regular bms sietz bath and local creams when they flare will help you. ...Read more

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How can you treat a possible hemorrhoid?

What to do: 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 water. There needs to >. ...Read more

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It is ok if I push back in a hemorrhoid?

Yes: Yes, if it goes back easily then there is no problem. You will not hurt anything by pushing it back. Many people have hemorrhoids that come out during a bowel movement. However, if it becomes "stuck" outside, hard throbbing and very painful it may have thrombosed. While this will go away eventually by itself, most people prefer to seek immediate relief with medical attention. ...Read more

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Will I need to worry about my hemorrhoid?

Will I need to worry about my hemorrhoid?

Hemmorhoids: It is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to either constipation or diarrhea.

Hemorrhoid should at some point 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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How long does an internal hemorrhoid last?

Life: Once you have a hermmorrhoid it stays there unless you remove it or get rid of it by banding. It is like a varicose vein in the legs. It may get larger or smaller but stay tgere. ...Read more

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Does your diet affect hemorrhoid flare-ups?

Does your diet affect hemorrhoid flare-ups?

Yes: Low fiber and inadequate fluid intake as well as excessive caffeine and alcohol intake can contribute to constipation and hemorrhoidal symptoms. Chronic diarrhea can also aggravate the hemorrhoidal tissue. Try to avoid foods and habits that contribute to either. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a hemorrhoid?

What is the best way to treat a hemorrhoid?

Depends: Is it internal? External? Itch/burn? Bleeding? Prolapsed (+/- need for manual reduction).

If you are eating a well-balanced diet (with 25-30 grams of fiber daily), drinking sufficient amount of water and exercising regularly yet continue to have hemorrhoid problems, better see your doctor now. Do not put off the inevitable. ...Read more

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What causes an internal hemorrhoid to develop?

Veins: Hemorrhoids are very common, especially during pregnancy and after childbirth. They result from increased pressure in the veins of the anus. The pressure causes the veins to swell, making them painful, particularly when you are sitting. ...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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What other things can I do about my hemorrhoid?

What other things can I do about my hemorrhoid?

Sitz Bath: Agree w dr. Twynham. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with enough warm water to submerge anal area. Soak for about 15 minutes – several times a day. There are a number of over-the-counter medications you can use for your anus to help with itching, burning & pain. Preparation h is one of the more well-known products. Oral tylenol (acetaminophen) helps with discomfort. Severe pain — see physician! ...Read more