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Hemorrhoids Getting Worse
Can you tell me about managing to reverse grade 2 hemorrhoids or do they eventually endup getting worse?
I've had hemorrhoids for a while now and it's getting worse. Should I see a doctor? I'm 19 years old
I've had hemorrhoids for 20 years and am 37, never been treated. Now my anus is tight and I'm getting fissures and it's getting worse. Is there hope?
Hi. I had hemorrhoids. Anal pains stopped a month ago. Back pain is getting worse, now affecting my legs. It hurts from my lower back to my toes.
Can i pop my hemorrhoids w/pin. try everything but didn't work.Bath sit,cream doc. Prescription medicine & more.it get worse itchy rash bottom swollen?
Tincture of Time: Acute flare ups are typically self-limited. If there is a thrombosed hemorrhoid this too will also go away althought you may end up with a tag of extra tissue. Repeated flare ups can lead to a prominence of extra hemorrhoidal tissue that will not go away and may need surgical intervention. Avoid constipation and use good bowel habits. No reading on the toilet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Painful: There are internal & external hemorrhoids. Internal ones can be banded because there are no skin nerve pain fibers, as compared to external ones. External ones have skin pain nerve fibers & would not be comfortable to band those. Banding internal hemorrhoids may make the external ones resolve if they are not too large. ...Read more
Quality of life: You have hemorrhoids. You are wondering if surgery would help. You quality of life is important. Talk to your surgeon. If you are finding hemorrhoids are interfering with your quality of life then get surgery. If you feel they are not then continue to manage them. Most patients describe relief after hemorrhoids are treated. They can recursive don't forget. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can: Most over the counter hemorrhoid preps are just "band-aids" and usually won't work for long if at all. Patients need to determine the cause of their symptoms and correct that. The creams can help control symptoms during the treatment of the underlying cause, but they are not the long term answer to hemorrhoid symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal anatomy: Hemorrhoid veins are normal anatomy at the anal opening. These normal veins can develop enlargement or irritation from constipation & straining at the toilet. Avoid constipation & straining at the toilet. Eat high fiber foods, take metamucil. See a surgeon if there is persistent pain or bleeding. ...Read more
Fob test?: What is that? Hemmoroids are usually self limiting but if persist and coney to bleed then need to address. ...Read more
Hemorrhoid: External hemorrhoids can cause bleeding and/or pain. If either of those are present you need to see your doctor to determine if surgery to remove them may be needed. If the hemorrhoid is not causing symptoms, to prevent them from worsening, drink plenty of water and take fiber to prevent constipation because straining can make them worse. Avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting. ...Read more