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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

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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?

Hmmmm: Probably not related. It could be a swollen lymph node, a hernia, a cyst..At your age you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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My gastroenterologist prescribed a compounded "woodwards rectal cream" for my hemorrhoid pain/swelling. What does this topical cream consist of?

My gastroenterologist prescribed a compounded "woodwards rectal cream" for my hemorrhoid pain/swelling. What does this topical cream consist of?

Ingredients: Sorry, i can't find that particular compound, but the active ingredients should be listed on the packaging, and your local pharmacist or your doctor should be able to answer any questions you may have. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes you may: There is nothing fixed about the interval between Fleets enemas. Do what is comfortable and repeat till it is clean inside. Do not eat any solid foods for 12 hours before the sigmoidoscopy. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can you take naproxen to bring down swelling of a hemorrhoid?

Can you take naproxen to bring down swelling of a hemorrhoid?

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 more

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I had my gallbladder removed 4 weeks ago, my hemorrhoid is swelling and bleeds every time I have bowl movement. ?

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

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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

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

It stay out: external hemorrhoid stay out, you do not have to push it back. You need to avoid straining and long sitting in the toilet ,you can sit in the bath tub filled with warm water,if still bother you see a surgeon ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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