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Hemorrhoid Swelling Treatment
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Hemorrhoid pain: External hemorrhoids thrombose (blood clotting in them) causing stretching of the tissue and pain. If nothing is done, the swelling and pain can last up to 2 weeks. Softening stool, preventing loose stools, sitz baths, and healing ointments (not prep-h) help relieve the pain. Opening the hem and extracting the clots of blood will also shorten the recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Unless it is infected, which is not common. Please have your doctor look for other conditions that is causing the swelling. ...Read more
My hemorrhoids are so swollen it's almost impossible to go to the bathroom. What can I take to make the swelling to go down. I've tried everything!
I have an external hemorrhoid, and I've been squeezing it hard between my fingers for a few minuets at a time, and it takes down the swelling, and har?
Yes , possible: If you have ano-rectal infections groin lymph nodes can get enlarged as anal canal drains to this area from infections to the tumors , visit your doctor for check up ...Read more
I'm 51yrs old, I have hemorrhoids, and i just discovered a swelling underneath the skin in my groin area. What us this, and is it related?
My gastroenterologist prescribed a compounded "woodwards rectal cream" for my hemorrhoid pain/swelling. What does this topical cream consist of?
Due to hemorrhoid swelling after BM may I space Fleet enemas out 1.5 hrs apart prior to a flex sig to avoid potential damage/bleeding; be cleaned out?
I have hemorrhoid symptoms (anal mucus, swelling, slight itch/crawling sensation every once in awhile, sores that come and go) but don't see hemorrhoi?
Anal itching: May be hemorrhoids could be internal so you don't see them, may also be pinworms, psoriasis, diarrhea STD, residual stool after BM. Would f/u /w/ doc /urgent care to look consider anuscopy. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anal-itching/basics/causes/CON-20023539 ...Read more
I'm not sure if I have external hemorrhoids should I see a doctor? It is painful. I have had swelling before but not like this and with pain
Yes, but: Naproxen will certainly help with the pain and to some degree, the inflammation of the hemorrhoids. It is only recommended for symptomatic relief and should not be taken for a long time. Other measures are sitz bath, creams, suppositories, stool softeners and surgery. See your pcp to discuss your options. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had my gallbladder removed 4 weeks ago, my hemorrhoid is swelling and bleeds every time I have bowl movement. ?
Rectal bleeding: 50% of people have more frequent and looser stools after having their gallbladder removed. This can translate into hemorrhoidal irritation and bleeding. Usually this diarrhea gets better but if it doesnt, there is a prescription powder that can help. This being said, if you havent had your colon cleared by colonoscopy, you should have at age 45 with bleeding. ...Read more
External Hemorrhoids after the swelling goes down do I push it back in? Do I leave it. I eat a lot of fiber and workout. I do try to push out my stool
I have one external hemorrhoid and 4 internal ones. Doc confirmed today. Can i keep them from swelling if i work as a speech therapist sitting all day?
Follow your doctor's: Instructions , will feel better in short few days , should be able to do your work. ...Read more
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