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How many aspirins a day is it safe to take on a regular daily schedule? I take four 325mg tablets every day.

How many aspirins a day is it safe to take on a regular daily schedule? I take four 325mg tablets every day.

Aspirin Dose: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing why you are taking it. If you are taking Aspirin for its cardioprotectant effect, the dose is considerably lower than what you are taking on the other hand, if you are taking it as an anti-inflammatory agent for osteoarthritis, the dose seems a little low. The doctor who prescribed your Aspirin therapy is the best person to answer this ...Read more

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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 shrink hemorrhoids? Can I use aspirin?

How to shrink hemorrhoids? Can I use aspirin?

Aspirin isn't likely: To have a significant impact on shrinking your hemorrhoids. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in bathtub w warm water. There needs to be enough water to submerge anal area. Soak for about 15 minutes – several times a day. An alternative is placing ¼ cup of witch hazel ; warm water in a basin. Soak for at least 15 mins, at least twice a day. There are a number of over-the-counter meds too. ...Read more

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Can you shrink hemorrhoids with aspirin?

Can you shrink hemorrhoids with aspirin?

No: Oral Aspirin will not shrink hemorrhoids which are due to dialated blood vessels. It may help with the discomfort, however. ...Read more

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I think I have an external hemorrhoid but it doesn't hurt much. How do I prevent it from becoming thrombosed though? Can I take aspirin?(on my period)

I think I have an external hemorrhoid but it doesn't hurt much. How do I prevent it from becoming thrombosed though? Can I take aspirin?(on my period)

Not much: Symptomatic external hemorrhoids are large and very painful, occasional bleeding; the pain will be so intense that you may have to see a surgeon or go to the ER. If it doesn't hurt much avoid constipation by eating more fiber and drinking plenty of water, do warm sits bath 3 times a day follow by hemorrhoid cream after each bath and after each BM. Avoid hot spicy foods too. ...Read more

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Can you put aspirin directly on hemmorroids?

Can you put aspirin directly on hemmorroids?

Yes, but: It probably won't help. Try the over-the-counter cream tronolane. It helps a bit with the pain. ...Read more

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Does taking aspirin help hemroids?

Does taking aspirin help hemroids?

No: They can increase bleeding but will not get rid of them or help them heal. Take fiber supplements and talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin has dropped from 133 to 120 in 6 months. During that time: stopped eating red meat, had haemorrhoids, been taking daily low dose aspirin and have been dieting excessively. Have these caused it?

My hemoglobin has dropped from 133 to 120 in 6 months. During that time: stopped eating red meat, had haemorrhoids, been taking daily low dose aspirin and have been dieting excessively. Have these caused it?

Potentially: You are at risk of blood loss with the blood thinner (the aspirin) and the hemorrhoid and with cutting red meat, you are cutting iron intake which helps replete that. That is not to say that this is the only explanation for the drop. Serial monitoring of the hemoglobin and appropriate work up is warranted if it continues to drop. ...Read more

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Blood in solid stool (light pink), nausea, headache, stomach cramps. No IBS, no hemroid, no diverticulitis, no constipation, no aspirin/ibuprofen.

Blood in solid stool (light pink), nausea, headache, stomach cramps. No IBS, no hemroid, no diverticulitis, no constipation, no aspirin/ibuprofen.

Could still B intern: -hemorrhoid so, best 2 have it checked out. Usually if blood is from higher up in the GI tract it's black. Still I would B evaled. ...Read more

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How can you shrink hemorrhoids?

How can you shrink hemorrhoids?

Depends: Minor hemorrhoids can be "shrunk" with proper diet and fluids, avoiding caffeine excess, and correcting diarrhea or constipation issues. ...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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Aspirin (Definition)

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