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I am running a 7 mile race tomorrow and have a very painful hemorrhoid. Any suggestions?

I am running a 7 mile race tomorrow and have a very painful hemorrhoid.  Any suggestions?

Plan : Sorry hearing this. Let's try analgesic suppository today and tomorrow. And use Tylenol tomorrow for help 2 tab every 4-6 h. And lubricant as well. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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


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What should you do for hemroids?

What should you do for hemroids?

Avoid constipation: This is caused by increased intra-abdominal pressure ( from constipation, straining, lifting, pregnancy etc.). Treatment is high fiber diet and lots of water. U should get at least 30 gm of fiber per day. If still straining to have bm, add stool softener. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a hemroid?

What are the symptoms of a hemroid?

Rectal pain: Rectal pain and discomfort especially after a bowel movement and frequentially associated with some bright red blood after wiping. ...Read more

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What is hemorrhoids?

What is hemorrhoids?

Hemmorhoids: It is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to either constipation or diarrhea. Hemorrhoids should be evaluated by a colo-rectal or general surgeon you will require dietary, bathroom habit modifications and sometimes office based procedures if medical management is ineffective. ...Read more

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What is hemorrhoids?

What is hemorrhoids?

A hemi is like a -: -like a varicose vein but is located in the rectum. They can B internal, meaning they R not visible from the outside, or external which can B seen protruding from the rectum. They can clot & B very painful, or U may notice blood in Ur stool. If there is concern C Ur PCP 4eval. ...Read more

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What causes hemorrhoids?

What causes hemorrhoids?

Piles: Aging, obesity, pregnancy, chronic constipation or diarrhea, excessive use of enemas or laxatives, straining during bowel movements, and spending too much time on the toilet are considered contributing factors. Heredity may also play a part in some cases. There is no reason to believe that hemorrhoids are caused by jobs requiring, for instance, heavy lifting or long hours of sitting, although >>. ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids painful?

Are hemorrhoids painful?

Maybe: External hemorrhoids usually hurt and occassionally bleed, internal hemorrhoids usually bleed without pain unless they prolapse to the outside. Prolapsed internal hemorrhoids are not external hemorrhoids and are treated differently than true external hemorrhoids. Bleeding and pain is often a fissure. Get a colon and rectal surgeon to evaluate it properly. ...Read more

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What causes hemorrhoids?

What causes hemorrhoids?

Pressure.: Too much pressure on the veins in the pelvic and rectal area causes hemorrhoids. Normally, tissue inside the anus fills with blood to help control bowel movements. If you strain to move stool, the increased pressure causes the veins in this tissue to swell and stretch. This can cause hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids often develop in people with constipation, those who are overweight, or during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Medicene of hemorrhoids?

Medicene of hemorrhoids?

Things to do: It is important not to make hemorrhoids worse. Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the anus. Don’t wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps that contain dyes or aromas. Cotton underwear is helpful as it absorbs moisture well. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to >. ...Read more

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What causes hemorrhoids?

What causes hemorrhoids?

excessive pressure: Hemorrhoids are varicose veins of the anal area. Varicose veins are stretched veins caused by higher than normal pressure. Hemorrhoids are usually caused by chronic straining with bowel movements. They are also commonly seen in pregnant women close to delivery because the uterus tends to back up flow in the veins from the anal area. ...Read more

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What causes hemorrhoids?

Straining: Several things can influence hemorrhoids. Straining at stools with constipation and diarrhea, pregnancy, delivery, weight lifting. One other cause common with men more than women is spending excess time on the toilet. ...Read more

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Is hemorrhoid contagious?

Is hemorrhoid contagious?

Hemorrhoids: are swollen or inflammed veins in the lower rectum or anus. There are various causes including excessive straining. They are not contagious at all. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids be white?

Can hemorrhoids be white?

No: Hemorrhoids are engorged blood vessels very superficial under the skin. They tend to be purplish or reddish. If they thrombose (clot) they can turn dark almost black. ...Read more

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Why do hemorrhoids spread?

Why do hemorrhoids spread?

They really don't : But the same reason that causes some veins to dilate, could affect more veins in that same region. ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids light pink?

It could be: A hemorrhoid is a enlarged vein at the anus or in the lower rectum. Internal hemorrhoids are deep to the anus. External hemorrhoids are outside of the anus. A hemorrhoid is a bump that can cause pain, bleeding and may be itchy. ...Read more

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How common are hemorrhoids?

Very: Hemorrhoids are normal veins that everyone is born with. When they are symptomatic it is usually related to excessive straining, constipation, chronic diarrhea. Low fiber diets, excessive caffeine and our rushed lifestyles can contribute to making them symptomatic. ...Read more

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I have an infected hemroid?

I have an infected hemroid?

Get it treated: Most likely you have prolapsed, non reducible hemorrhoids thrombosed and painful, go and see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How do I treat hemorrhoids?

How do I treat hemorrhoids?

Maybe not hemorrhoid: Are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Pain +/- pruritis (itching) from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.), prctalgia fugax. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's), circumstances, please seek evaluation to be certain. ...Read more