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What is the best treatment for anal swelling?

What is the best treatment for anal swelling?

See physician: Treatment will always depend upon the diagnosis of the condition. See your physician. If it is hemorrhoids he/she may prescribe something over the counter such as anusol. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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Can hemorrhoids cause vaginal swelling?

Can hemorrhoids cause vaginal swelling?

Should not: Should not cause vaginal swelling. Would see your gyn. ...Read more

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How long the external hemorrhoids swelling last?

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 more

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How does witch hazel work on hemorrhoid swelling?

How does witch hazel work on hemorrhoid swelling?

Witch Hazel: Witch hazel is a plant extract which was used medicinally by American Indians. It has astringent & antioxidant qualities & has been used to reduce swelling. Witch hazel products that do not contain alcohol may be gentler on the skin. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to have swelling on perineum from hemorrhoids?

Is it possible for you to have swelling on perineum from hemorrhoids?

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

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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! ?

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!
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Steroid cream: have your doctor give you script for Anusol HC cream. Twice daily for 2 weeks. Sitz baths after BM. More fiber and water, to make BM easier to move. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can vaginal swelling and irritation be from hemorrhoids?

Hello docs. I was wondering can vaginal swelling and irritation be from hemorrhoids?

Very Unlikely: Hemorrhoids are usually very local to the anal area. If you have vaginal symptoms as well you should visit someone to evaluate what is going on. ...Read more

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I have a hemorrhoid and swelling in my right lymph nodes on my groin. Are they connected?

I have a hemorrhoid and swelling in my right lymph nodes on my groin. Are they connected?

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

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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