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How to get rid of external hemorrhoids?

How to get rid of external hemorrhoids?

Surgery: ... Unfortunately that is the only way to rid external hemorrhoids. Internal ones can be banded however very easily. ...Read more

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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How to get rid of external hemorrhoids? Witch hazel?

How to get rid of external hemorrhoids? Witch hazel?

No: You can never remove all of the external hemorrhoids even with surgery. What most people think are external hemorrhoids are actually residual benign skin tags from prior hemorrhoidal flares. I personally do not recommend witch hazel ever, as many people will develop a sensitivity reaction, like an allergic reaction, to it after repeated use. ...Read more

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Can i get rid of external hemorrhoids at home without seeing a doctor?

Can i get rid of external hemorrhoids at home without seeing a doctor?

Not really: While you can certainly make them feel better, they don't go away. Ideas for making them feel better include sitz baths (soak in warm water), ice packs, using a soothing cleanser like balneol instead of wet wipes or dry toilet paper. Avoid sitting on the toilet for more than 5-10 minutes. Increase your fiber to regulate your bowel movements so they are neither too soft nor too hard. ...Read more

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24f I have external hemorrhoids and want to be intimate with my partner for the first time. Anything I can do to get rid of them? Quite self conscious

24f I have external hemorrhoids and want to be intimate with my partner for the first time. Anything I can do to get rid of them? Quite self conscious

Surgery?: External hemorrhoids that have been present for years do not respond to creams, etc, so if they are large enough to cause you problems, removal is really the only solution. See your local general surgeon or colon & rectal surgeon to discuss best options for you. Usualy an outpatient procedure, and although painful to recover from, very short-lived and should diminish your 'embarassment'. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm 6months pregnant and i'm experiencing external hemorrhoids, how can I get rid of them?

Wait: At this point in pregnancy, is better to go conservative, because the same pregnancy will make any treatment to fail. Preganancy is a condition that promotes hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What is the best method of treatment for external hemorrhoids?

What is the best method of treatment for external  hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoid rx: Achieve softer stool. Lots of fiber. Do not be harsh with rubbing. Apply Preparation H salve every 3 hours. Apply white Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) also every three hours. Take bath 2x per day. ...Read more

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What is the treatment to shrink or remove external hemorrhoids?

Shrink vs remove: External hemorrhoids hurt when inflamed. Creams, ointments can help with flareups as can avoiding constipation by keeping your fluid and fiber up and dropping weight if obese. Still, these things do not remove the hemorrhoid. If a continuing problem or if acutely painful (thrombosed) then excision with surgery is the answer. This can be done as an outpatient. Good luck. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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What's the revolutionary treatment to shrink or remove external hemorrhoids?

What's the revolutionary treatment to shrink or remove external hemorrhoids?

None Remain healthy : With out surgery it is possible to remain symptom free for long time with diet, stool softeners, local care etc, once large skin tags, the external hemorrhoids develops only way to get rid of them is by removal, no revolutionary care yet. ...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