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Doctor insights on: How Do Hemorrhoids Typically Develop

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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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Are hemorrhoids typically itchy?

Are hemorrhoids typically itchy?

Usually not: Itching associated with hemorrhoids is usually do to caffeine excess, which by itself can cause hemorrhoid problems due to its diuretic effect and contribution to copnstipation. ...Read more

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How long do hemorrhoids typically last (after getting them during labour)?

How long do hemorrhoids typically last (after getting them during labour)?

Variable: This is a common finding after delivery and resolution time is variable. They may remain and become symptomatic, leading to a decision for hemorrhoidectomy. There are prescription meds that contain topical steroids that can control these. ...Read more

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What is bleeding associated with hemorrhoids typically like? Is it constant or occasional? I have bleeding at times that is only on the toilet paper

What is bleeding associated with hemorrhoids typically like? Is it constant or occasional? I have bleeding at times that is only on the toilet paper

Bright blood: Bright blood via rectum after bowel movement is more likely to be from hemorrhoid. However to be sure you need to see your doctor for proper exam. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a hemorrhoid that bleeds but isn't painful at all?

Is it possible to have a hemorrhoid that bleeds but isn't painful at all?

Yes: Internal hemorrhoids can bleed without any pain at all. Internal hemorrhoids are located above the "dentate line." this is where the lining of your colon meets the skin of your butt (similar to the difference between the outside of you lips and the inside of your mouth). Above the dentate line there is very minimal sensation, so irritated internal hemorrhoid tissue can bleed without pain. ...Read more

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I have a hemorrhoid and it won't stop bleeding. What should I do?

I have a hemorrhoid and it won't stop bleeding. What should I do?

Pressure : if pressure doesn't work you may very well need a procedure although possible very minimal and have to go to er ...Read more

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This is my first time having a hemorrhoid and i don't know what to do. How to treat this?

Options: Warm sitz baths, sitting in a warm tub for 20 minutes, two or three times a day may be helpful. Over-the-counter medications may be helpful such as stool softeners, otc creams or suppositories, rx creams or suppositories, injections to scar the hemorrhoid, banding to shrivel it up, or surgery. See your doctor for help. ...Read more

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I've had a feeling of being full. Theres pressure but it didn't hurt til now it's been 3 weeks last two days painful internal hemorrhoid?

I've had a feeling of being full. Theres pressure but it didn't hurt til now  it's been 3 weeks last two days painful internal hemorrhoid?

Possible thrombosis: It is possible your swollen hemorrhoid a have thrombosis. Seek medical evaluation as evacuation of the thrombus provides excellent relief in the first 72 hours. ...Read more