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External hemorrhoid home treatment suggestions?

External hemorrhoid home treatment suggestions?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): The first line treatment for hemorrhoids is actually making sure that no hard stools are passing by the swollen hemorrhoidal tissue and causing more trauma and inflammation. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and generic MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) works well for most people to make the stool soft and allow healing of the hemorrhoids. If that doesn't solve the problem or if there is any bleeding then go see a surgeon for further treatment. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Enlargement or distension of the veins lining the anal canal, which can ...Read more


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What over-the-counter meds or topical creams are good for treating an anal fissure?

What over-the-counter meds or topical creams are good for treating an anal fissure?

Anal Fissure Tx: Initial treatment of anal fissures is directed at controlling constipation, softening stools, and reducing anal sphincter spasm. Warm water sitz baths for 10-20 minutes a few times each day are soothing and promote relaxation of the anal muscles, which can also help healing. Topical creams containing hydrocortisone, lidocaine, and nitroglycerine can also be helpful. ...Read more

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Does laser treatment work to remove external hemorrhoids?

Does laser treatment work to remove external hemorrhoids?

Yes: Lasers can be used o surgically remove hemorrhoids, but it still painful surgery. Internal hemorrhoids can be treated in painless non surgical fashion. ...Read more

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Are hydrocortisone suppositories any help for external hemorrhoids? Any OTC products that help?

Are hydrocortisone suppositories any help for external hemorrhoids?  Any OTC products that help?

Depends: For mild case, Prep H ( at least at one time the most shoplifted item) may work . See your doctor if there the problem persists since not all hemorrhoids are created equal. Be sure to eat enough fiber in the diet to avoid constipation- a risk factor for hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What surgical procedures exist for thrombosed external hemorrhoids? what other treatment will hasten recovery?

What surgical procedures exist for thrombosed external hemorrhoids?  what other treatment will hasten recovery?

Excision or drainage: The only surgical procedure for thrombosed external hemorrhoid is to open the skin and drain it usually under local anesthesia in an office setting or to excise the entire hemorrhoid and clot and this also can be done under local. Banding and similar procedures are done for INTERNAL hemorrhoids. Important to know thrombosis will resolve without procedure with hot sitz bath and time. ...Read more

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Which OTC wart removal products really work well?

Which OTC wart removal products really work well?

Warts: Each night before going to bed soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, apply it to the wart and then hold it in place with a band-aid. Leave it on all night, or if you like, 24 hours a day but change the soaked cotton and band-aid each evening for a week. The wart will swell and may throb as it reacts with the vinegar and then start to turn black within the first two days and in two weeks gone. ...Read more

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Would oral prednisone help a thrombosed external hemorrhoid thats failed tx w/ hc suppositories & cream? What's best for pain control?

Would oral prednisone help a thrombosed external hemorrhoid thats failed tx w/  hc suppositories & cream?  What's best for pain control?

Hemrrhoid: Oral Prednisone has not been well documented in the literature in the treatment of hemrrhoids. Keeping on a strict schedule of nsaids for their anti-inflammatory effect, barring no contra-indications in your personal history, would be beneficial to you. I would recomment starting with Ibuprofen (motrin) 600mg 3 times a day for 30 days. The anti-inflammatory effects take a full week before benefit. ...Read more

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Which is more effective and common treatment for internal hemorrhoids inflammation: canasa 1000 mg suppository or anusol hc 2.5% cream. Thanks.

Which is more effective  and common treatment for internal hemorrhoids inflammation: canasa 1000 mg suppository or anusol hc 2.5% cream. Thanks.

Canasa/Anusol: To treat internal hemorrhoid, i would recommend Anusol Hc 2.5% cream instead of canasa. Canasa enema is used to treat inflammation on the left side of the colon in ulcerative colitis. Suggest high fiber diet with diet supplement (goal of 25-30 grams per day), adequate hydration, avoid straining, avoid soap at anal area. If all failed, hemorrhoidal banding or other modalities. ...Read more

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Treatment for hemrhoid?

Treatment for hemrhoid?

Two ways: Non surgical: most hemorrhoids can be treated with simple changes to diet and bowel habits. Fixative procedures include tying off the hemorrhoids with a rubber band or using heat, lasers, or electric current to create scar tissue (coagulation therapy). Surgical: surgical removal of hemorrhoids. Some we mix both methods. ...Read more

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Will topical creams like preparation-h help my hemorrhoids?

Sometimes: There are many otc remedies for hemorrhoid flare ups. Just keep in mind that a doctor check up is necessary if you are not getting better on otc med. Even if the diagnosis is correct, otc remedies will not help with more advanced grades of hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What surgery is best for fissures and hemorrhoids treatment?

Anal fissure: An exam under anesthesia, is the first part of the rectal operation. While you are comfortable and under general anesthesia your surgeon will examine the rectum, and make best judgment for actual procedure. In many cases there will be a finding on the exam that impacts your surgeons options to benefit your health. Be well. ...Read more

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I'm looking for hemorrhoid remedies. How to cure hemorrhoids naturally?

I'm looking for hemorrhoid remedies. How to cure hemorrhoids naturally?

Considerations...: "healing" depends on whether the original cause for hemorrhoids persists. Have you been straining at stool, have rectal dysfunction, perform an activity that increases pelvic engorgement with blood or increases pelvic pressure (heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, etc.)? Have your hemorrhoids been surgically or medically managed (& with otc or prescription drugs)? Are you sure they're hemorrhoids? ...Read more

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Best treatment for an anal fissure?

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Best treatment for an anal fissure?

Anal fissure: The management of primary anal fissures is generally non-operative and includes increased dietary fibre, warm baths, topical ointments and sometimes botulinum toxin injections. If these treatments are ineffective then surgical intervention may be considered ...Read more

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Does anyone knows any medicines or cream for treatment of hemorrhoid?

Does anyone  knows any medicines or cream for treatment of hemorrhoid?

Care of hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids, are a dilation/swelling of venous tissue around rectum. Non operative treatment is recommended, a bowel regimen (fiber, stool softeners, laxatives to goal of 2 soft bowel movements daily) local salves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungal) and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). Surgery only if above fails. Post surgery recovery is several weeks. ...Read more

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Do creams like anusol and preparation h actually get rid of hemorrhoids?

Do creams like anusol and preparation h actually get rid of hemorrhoids?

No , they will help: Anusol & preparation h and other products will help to reduce swelling (inflammation ) their by helping to reduce pain, probably prolong the remission they will not physically get rid of hemorrhoids.. ...Read more

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Are steroid creams (proctozone hc) effective for treating anal fissures?

They can help, : But by themselves will not heal a fissure. You need to correct your diarrhea or constipation and maintain a regular bowel patter if there is any chance of healing without surgery. ...Read more

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Please confirm 1 % biodyne and hydrocortisone formulation for hemmorhoid supposiories, cream.A?

Please confirm 1 % biodyne and hydrocortisone formulation for hemmorhoid supposiories, cream.A?

Does work for some!: Works ok. Does not hurt, unless a sensitivity exist to other ingredients. ...Read more