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Doctor insights on: How Effective Is A Sitz Bath In Relieving Hemorrhoid Symptoms

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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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Can I use epsom salts for hemorrhoids in a sitz bath?

Can I use epsom salts for hemorrhoids in a sitz bath?

Yes: That is typically what is recommended. You need to squat in the sitz bath to get the painful external hemorrhoids wee-soaked. ...Read more

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External hemorrhoides...what (no-prescription) treatments should i use? sitz bath and ice once per day were not usefu

External hemorrhoides...what (no-prescription)  treatments should i use? sitz bath and ice once per day were not usefu

Treatment: There are many options to treat. Sitz baths are generally very good, but should be done 2-3 times per day. Pain control can be done with NSAIDs or topical anagesics. Tucks (witch hazel) pads will help with pain and itchiness. You can also try a steroid cream, but not for more than 5-7 days. Final option can be surgical removal if all else fails. ...Read more

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For 2+ weeks treating extn'l hemorrhoids with hydroctisone, sitz baths, & witch hazel, beside surgery what else can be done to reduce (not painful)?

For 2+ weeks treating extn'l hemorrhoids with hydroctisone, sitz baths, & witch hazel, beside surgery what else can be done to reduce (not painful)?

More time: Hemorrhoid symptoms range from mild discomfort to burning, itching, bleeding, pressure, mass or lump in the perianal area. Symptoms managed with shower, hairdryer to area, creams, antifungals, and Lidocaine gels applied locally. More severe pain, bleeding may be a fissure. A bowel regimen, laxatives, fiber, increased dietary liquids, probiotics to achieve 2 soft stools daily. Then time. ...Read more

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I have hemorrhoids that are bleeding & painful. Have done sitz baths, using prep h wipes & cream. Nothing is helping. Please advise?

See a surgeon: These sound like they have come to a point where you need professional care. See a colo-rectal or general surgeon. There are a number of treatments that will be helpful for you. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have hemorrhoids not sure if internal or external prep h sups do work better than topical creams doing sitz baths not getting well any advice?

I have hemorrhoids not sure if internal or external prep h sups do work better than topical creams doing sitz baths not getting well any advice?

Hemorrhoids: This can take a very very long time , weeks or even months. Make sure your stools are soft. All that said , a warning , you can have more than one problem .You can have hemorrhoids and other problems at the same time that could cause bleeding at your age. ...Read more

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I have a large hemmoroid. Not sure if thrombosed. I have tried ice, sitz bath, prep h. No relief at all. Cant sleep. Its the size of a grape. Hurt bad?

See your doctor or: other health professional. If it is painful and enlarged, it well may be thrombosed or even infected. This should not be self-treated. Go to your health care provider or to an urgent care center if you can't get a timely appointment. Continue what you are doing until you are seen - ice, sitz baths and ointments can help soothe it some, but it may need more definitive treatment. ...Read more

Sitz Bath (Definition)

Sitz baths are warm water baths to help soothe ...Read more