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How do you keep a hemorrhoid from bursting open and leaking puss?

How do you keep a hemorrhoid from bursting open and leaking puss?

Don't: Henmorrhoids rarely get infected. If a swelling near the anus burst and discharges purulence it is more likely a rectal abscess and may have a fistula associated with it, which may require surgery to prevent recurrence. See a colon and rectal surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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


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What is the best way to keep a hemorrhoid from bursting open and leaking puss?

What is the best way to keep a hemorrhoid from bursting open and leaking puss?

See a surgeon: See a surgeon and get the hemorrhoid or from that description the abscess or fistula treated. This will involve antibiotics and a surgical procedure to carefully examen the area, "exam under anesthesia, " and treat it at the same time. ...Read more

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I have an infected hemorrhoid that leaks puss. Over the counter medication or go to the doctor?

I have an infected hemorrhoid that leaks puss. Over the counter medication or go to the doctor?

See a doctor: If you are concerned about an infection, over the counter products will not be effective. If there is pus or infection, see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Thrombosis hemorrhoid burst after a bath the other day and bled a lot. Now it is putting out puss and is very sore. What to do and how serious is it?

Thrombosis hemorrhoid burst after a bath the other day and bled a lot. Now it is putting out puss and is very sore. What to do and how serious is it?

Continue sitz bath.: Sit in warm tub, plain warm water at least four times a day. If problem continue after few days check with your MD ...Read more

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I had a cyst on my shoulder for fifteen years. Just a hard knot. Three weeks ago it burst. Leaked thick puss like fluid. Now leaking blood. I?

I had a cyst on my shoulder for fifteen years. Just a hard knot. Three weeks ago it burst. Leaked thick puss like fluid. Now leaking blood. I?

Sebaceous cyst: This sounds like a sebaceous cyst that is now draining. The blood is actually serosanguinous - what your body puts into hollow spaces to fill the void. If it does not stop draining on its own please go get seen. ...Read more

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What can I do to keep a hemorrhoid from bursting? I would like to avoid it as much as possible.

What can I do to keep a hemorrhoid from bursting? I would like to avoid it as much as possible.

Surgery: If local measures, non operative treatments fails, to under go one of the accepted methods of surgery to prevent ' hemorrhoid from bursting' ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happen after burst prolapsed hemorrhoid without treatment?

Could you tell me what happen after burst prolapsed hemorrhoid without treatment?

Usually bleeding: Bursting of hemorrhoids is equal to tearing open blood vessels. It may be able to stop on its own or surgery might be needed. If it stops, nothing else is needed. High fiber diet is the key to avoid more complications. Rarely, u can have infection and this may need antibiotics or surgery or both. If there is persistent pain, bleeding, fever/chills etc, u need to call ur doctor. ...Read more

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I had a hemorrhoid burst and it still lightly bleeding, I have no access to a bath, how would I clean so it doesn't hurt?

Moistened wipes: Moist tissue, or better yet baby wipes with aloe work very well. You can also obtain a sitz bath, which is a shallow bath that you sit upon. A medical supply store can also provide a squirt bottle to spray the area clean. ...Read more

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External hemorrhoid burst this morning. How best to heal it and keep them from returning. Upping my fiber, fruit, water, veggies, more activity too.

Thrombosed hemorrhoi: Sounds like u had a thrombosed hemorrhoid which burst open and releasesdthe clot. I would recommend soaking your bottom in warm water every day (×2) till it resolves. They may come back and I agree with everything you r doing. If you see a big clot still attached to it and its not going away, I would recommend seeing a surgeon to remove it. No need to put any ointment. ...Read more

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Will external hemorrhoid burst during vaginal intercourse?

Will external hemorrhoid burst during vaginal intercourse?

May be: Hemorrhoids are unlikely to rupture during regular sex, however, there is some "trauma" to the anal area and depending on the state of hemorrhoids, rupture may happen. ...Read more

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We are in mexico returning to canada in a few days. My wife has an external hemorrhoids that has burst and is slightly bleeding. What can we do?

We are in mexico returning to canada in a few days. My wife has an external hemorrhoids that has burst and is slightly bleeding. What can we do?

The bleeding will: Eventually stop. This is old blood from the dissolving clot. The pain should have eased after it started to bleed. The bleeding may last for 10-14 days. Best thing is to wear a light day sanitary pad. If still problematic on return to home see your doctor or a colorectal surgeon to remove the remaining clot and stop the bleeding sooner. The worst is over. Relax. This is unlikely to be fresh blood. ...Read more

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My father recently had a colonoscopy. Now 1 or more hemorrhoids have burst, are bleeding, and he has a slight fever. Advice?

My father recently had a colonoscopy. Now 1 or more hemorrhoids have burst, are bleeding, and he has a slight fever. Advice?

Bleeding hemorrhoids: Please have your father see a physician to look at the area, try and stop the bleeding, and see if antibiotics are justified. If the colonoscopy was within the week, call the gastroenterologist who did the procedure and arrange for follow up just to be sure there were no complications involved. Urgent care if no improvement if bleeding does not slow within 15 minutes. 911 if profuse bleeding. ...Read more

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Anal itching that results in bleeding and what looks like a clear liquid leaking, no pain. Seems to be from hemorrhoids and is only on the surface of the anus. Is there something topical that can help release the itching so it can heal w/out a dr?

Anal itching that results in bleeding and what looks like a clear liquid leaking, no pain. Seems to be from hemorrhoids and is only on the surface of the anus. Is there something topical that can help release the itching so it can heal w/out a dr?

Over the counter: Creams for treatment of hemorrhoids are several, (e.g. Preparation H) you can use those, but keep the area clean and dry after bowel movements, cut your finger nails short, avoid constipation, etc. If despite that you still have symptoms, you better see your doctor, online / self treatment then, won't help ...Read more

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Had an external hemorrhoid burst this morning, bleeding has stopped. Afraid that tomorrow's bowel movement will cause it to bleed again. What to do to minimize potential bleeding? Have to go daily :)

Had an external hemorrhoid burst this morning, bleeding has stopped. Afraid that tomorrow's bowel movement will cause it to bleed again. What to do to minimize potential bleeding? Have to go daily :)

Care of hemorrhoids: Home therapy for hemorrhoids: bowel regimen (fiber, stool softeners, water, juice probiotics, laxatives to achieve two soft bowel movements daily), salves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungals), and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). If this therapy fails to control hemorrhoids, then go see your doc. There are more medical therapies and safe surgical procedures. ...Read more

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Leaking from anus after bm. Internal hemorrhoids. Using witch hazel wipes -wiped too raw with tp. What now? Clears up if I take an antibiotic - cipro (ciprofloxacin).

Go to the Doctor: Usually one learns the 'three s' approach to managing their hemorrhoids at home. But, given your symptoms there is absolutely nothing to tell you other than that you must be seen in person, examined, and possibly sent on to surgery.
Antibiotics treat infection. They do not treat hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Thrombosed external hemorrhoid burst and released clot, during bowel movement, followed by light bleeding. How should I care for it?

Thrombosed external hemorrhoid burst and released clot, during bowel movement, followed by light bleeding. How should I care for it?

Petroleum jelly: Keep stools soft with fruits/dark green vegetables, prunes and prune juice and similar. Less white flour products, . use petroleum jelly or antibiotic ointment to keep it soothed and help healing/passage of stool. Ir red or pus or inflamed or starts bleeding a lot see proctologist or g.i. dr. Take naproxyn or ibuprofen and acetaminophen for pain, can take acetaminophen with others. As directed. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leaking stool and bloody stool. The blood is brownish red. Not like when I have a hemorrhoid. I just had a bout of diverticulitis.

I am experiencing leaking stool and bloody stool. The blood is brownish red. Not like when I have a hemorrhoid. I just had a bout of diverticulitis.

Gastroenterologist: Whenever one has bloody stool, it is important to see a gastroenterologist to sort out the cause. If you have not had a recent colonoscopy you will probably need one. It is possible that this may be a diverticular bleed. You should not delay in seeking help. If the bleeding is severe, go to the emergency room. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have anal fissure cuts in my rectum no constipation soft dark stool light dark blood doctor examined saw veins burst can this be hemorrhoids also?

I have anal fissure cuts in my rectum no constipation soft dark stool light dark blood doctor examined saw veins burst can this be hemorrhoids also?

Hemorrhoids fissures: Hemorrhoids are venous structures. Fissures are a tear with scarring in this delicate tissue. Constipation, is local trauma to anal canal as large, hard stool passes. Straining, coughing, lifting lead to increased venous pressures and rectal trauma. Fissures once started can progress. Care and treatment is the same, decrease anal trauma, get evaluated by local doc or surgeon. Good luck, be well. ...Read more

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Cut thumb & got stitches while back. Stitches out. Site is pink/bed. Now & then clear liquid leaks out if I break it open accidentally. No puss?

Cut thumb & got stitches while back. Stitches out. Site is pink/bed. Now & then clear liquid leaks out if I break it open accidentally. No puss?

Deep cuts in hand: Can lacerate tendons, nerves and blood vessels just below the skin. Partial lacerations are possible too and the flexor tendons lie in a sheath, a tube of tissue that has fluid in it, and cuts to the sheath may occur even without tendon damage. Stiches can also have retained pieces and the body forms a small pocket of reactive tissue, or there can be a low grade infection. Seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Every time I have a bowl movement my hemerroids burst. My excrements are soft. What should I do?

Every time I have a bowl movement my hemerroids burst. My excrements are soft. What should I do?

Be evaluated: Have a physician evaluate you to make sure that you have hemorrhoids. Then ask about best method to remove them. Such as surgery, banding or medical management. ...Read more

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Think I had a ext. Ehemorrhoid. Think it may have burst. Now I am feeling a lot of pressure and protruding when needing to poo! Has it damaged my anus?

Think I had a ext. Ehemorrhoid. Think it may have burst. Now I am feeling a lot of pressure and protruding when needing to poo! Has it damaged my anus?

No just feels like: The hemorrhoid will heal slowly heal over the next couple weeks, warm sits baths will help keep the area clean. A pad to absorb the drainage will also help. Psyllium (metamucil) daily will hep prevent recurrence. Avoid sudden straining and heavy lifting. If not better in the next 7-10 days see a surgeon. ...Read more

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What to eat to after a hemorroid burst?

What to eat to after a hemorroid burst?

Fiber!: Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, supplement with unprocessed bran and/ or a fiber supplement. Continue for life to prevent recurrent hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, and reduce cancer risk! ...Read more

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Hi I have a external haemorrhoid and it has just burst what shoul I do?

Hi I have a external haemorrhoid and it has just burst what shoul I do?

Sitz bath: If not continues bleeding then nothing really. If discomfort- use sitz bath (sitting in warm tub to make it fell better for 10 min), esp after BM. Use baby wipes after BM as well. If too much swling you may need some Anusol - steroid cream to help. ...Read more

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Hemmeroid burst. And shrunk down to almost nothing, however this happened before and it swelled back up? Any way to stop it from swelling back up?

Hemmeroid burst. And shrunk down to almost nothing, however this happened before and it swelled back up? Any way to stop it from swelling back up?

Manage it / prevent: Avoid straining. Keep BMs soft and regular. High fiber diet. Topical creams and warm soaks / sits baths if starts to flare. ...Read more

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Had an external hemarrhoid that burst this morning. I'm pain free but it's still bleeding a bit. What can I do to stop it? No health insurance : (

Had an external hemarrhoid that burst this morning. I'm pain free but it's still bleeding a bit. What can I do to stop it? No health insurance : (

Any blood disorders: U know of or do u take any nsaids? They can tend to prolong the bleeding. Most of the times the bleeding stops on its own. Cont to take warm soaks in a bath tub and apply a gauze dressing on top of it. It should stop. If it doesn't seem to be slowing down then I would recommend going to er to rule out any other pathology assoc with it. ...Read more

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I have lots of anal itching. Sometimes it appears as if it may leak a liitle stool. I've noticed my stools are softer. My doctor said I have hemerroid?

I have lots of anal itching. Sometimes it appears as if it may leak a liitle stool. I've noticed my stools are softer. My doctor said I have hemerroid?

Pruritis ani causes: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse can appear as an outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for your problem before treatment. ...Read more

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My son has a hematoma injury under his chin it is now leaking puss?

My son has a hematoma injury under his chin it is now leaking puss?

Infection: Leakin pus, and you have not called your physician/pedatrician or taken him to the er? Why not? Do you expect the infection to heal itself? Please seek help immediately. ...Read more

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If you have surgery and your staples is leaking red puss what do that mean?

If you have surgery and your staples is leaking red puss what do that mean?

Surgical wounds: Leaking red 'pus' needs to be investigated. Early on- right after surgery before the wound seals (24-48 hours) thin clear - reddish drainage (serous) is normal. After that- any drainage is probably abnormal. Thick white tinged drainage is indicative of an infection and needs immediate attention. See your surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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What causes an abscess? I have one in my arm and it's leaking puss non stop and I've been squeezing it to help get it out but it's a lot and hurts.

What causes an abscess? I have one in my arm and it's leaking puss non stop and I've been squeezing it to help get it out but it's a lot and hurts.

Collection of...: Dead tissue and pus. Can be caused by many things. If your treatment is inadequate you need to see a doctor to have it opened widely so it can drain adequately, to find out its cause, and to prevent the infection from spreading. ...Read more

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I have discharge frm labia whole year but when winters start it fills with puss and within three four days that swelling burst off?

I have discharge frm labia whole year but when winters start it fills with puss and within three four days that swelling burst off?

Bartholin Gland: Sounds like a Bartholin's gland cyst that forms over time and then ruptures. There are 2 of these glands, one on each side of the inner labia. If it's painful, doctors can help to drain the cyst. When women have this cyst multiple times they may want to see a doctor and have cyst wall removed. ...Read more