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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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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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Does tucks (witch hazel) get rid of hemorrhoids or just soothe them?

Does tucks (witch hazel) get rid of hemorrhoids or just soothe them?

Neither: I don't recommend tucks due to the alcohol and witch hazel. However they can soothe to some extent. I recommend kleenex cottonelle wipes as a better alternative. ...Read more

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Does tucks (witch hazel) pads get rid of hemorrhoids or does it just take away the pain?

Does tucks (witch hazel) pads get rid of hemorrhoids or does it just take away the pain?

No and maybe: Only some type of surgery will get "rid" of the hemoprrhoids. Topical agents only ease some of the symptoms to a varying degree. Proper diet and fluids is the best form of management. ...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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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

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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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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 is the best way to relive large, external hemorrhoids, while 28 weeks pregnant? Tucks (witch hazel) and Preparation H aren't doing a thing.

Time: I believe your ob doctor will tell you to wait. The hemorrhoids will most likely go away in about 3 months with the birth of your child If not they will get better. You can use some cortisone containing cream that may help. You can also use some local anesthetic ointment to help you along for now. ...Read more

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I am 6 weeks pregnant and I have a big external hemorrhoids, what pain medication or suppository can I take? Tucks (witch hazel) and preparation H don't help at all

I am 6 weeks pregnant and I have a big external hemorrhoids, what pain medication or suppository can I take? Tucks (witch hazel) and preparation H don't help at all

May need surgery: See your doctor to evaluate it. Sometime external henmorrhoids (if thrombosed or clotted) need surgery to relieve the pressure and the pain. ...Read more

Witch Hazel (Definition)

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