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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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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...Read more


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Could there be a good hemorrhoids home treatment out there?

Could there be a good hemorrhoids home treatment out there?

Warm Tub soaks: Eat a healthy hi fiber diet, drink plenty of non caffeinated , non alcoholic fluid daily, more if you exercise or travel by plane alot. 80-100 ounces per day is a good start and go up from there depending on your activity level. Also stop reading on the toilet. Have your bm within 5 minutes or get out and come back when the urge is truly there. ...Read more

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I've had a intermittent internal hemorrhoid for 2 year now, but it now keeps prolapsing soon after it's pushed back into place. Any home treatments?

I've had a intermittent internal hemorrhoid for 2 year now, but it now keeps prolapsing soon after it's pushed back into place. Any home treatments?

Sits bath and reduce: Constipation that causes this to begin with. Hard stools don't help prevent hemmohoids. You may need to go to a proctologist if it's too large to reduce, because its basically like a vericose vein by the time it gets over dilated. The high intrathoracic pressure to create the Vasalva maneuver to have BMs may have been going on too long. See your PCP for evaluation, and referral.Drink more liquids! ...Read more

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How do you self-diagnose hemorrhoids? And are there any effective home treatments?

How do you self-diagnose hemorrhoids? And are there any effective home treatments?

Hemorrhoids: In women, hemorrhoids are usually related to pregnancy, from compression of the pelvic veins. In men, they're usually related to constipation & straining. You may feel the soft, spongy veins protruding from the anus, and have occasional blood spotting on the toilet paper. High residue diet, fiber supplements, increased water intake helps. Suppositories & cortisone cream treat flare-ups. ...Read more

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How to know what is best external hemorrhoids treatment at home?

How to know what is best external hemorrhoids treatment at home?

Avoid: Sitting and straining too long at the toilet. Avoid constipation by eating a high fiber diet, eat fruits and vegetables, add metamucil fiber to diet. Warm bath soaks and tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen if there is discomfort. ...Read more

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I have external dark purple hemorrhoid home treatment no good, and now its a really foul smell down there and vagina burns what do first?

I have external dark purple hemorrhoid home treatment no good, and now its a really foul smell down there and vagina burns what do first?

Could be thrombosed: This could be a thrombosed hemorrhoid if it is very dark colored. The other possibility is that you have an abscess, particularly if there is a foul smell. See a doctor to have this looked at. You may need to have a procedure performed for this. In the meantime, try sitz baths (soak in warm water) and ice packs. ...Read more

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Had bleeding during bowel movements. How can I tell if it is hemorrhoids or anal fissure? Are there home treatments? Or do they go away on their own?

Had bleeding during bowel movements. How can I tell if it is hemorrhoids or anal fissure? Are there home treatments? Or do they go away on their own?

You may be able to: tell by looking with a mirror if you know what you're looking for.To know for sure, please see your doctor.If there's a fissure there, you may be able to heal it with a healing ointment such as Aquaphor and making sure your bowel movements aren't hard.Hemorrhoids can resolve on their own if you soften your stool and don't need to push as hard, but if the bleeding continues, you need to be checked. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for hemorrhoids?

How can I get treatment for hemorrhoids?

See your doctor: Assuming you have tried otc and home remedies without improvement, it's time to call your doctor. Many gps are very good in treating hemorrhoids so you should start by seeing your family doctor. However, you may need to visit a surgeon if you have advanced grade hemorrhoids. ...Read more