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I Am Getting A Lot Of Hemorrhoids Is This Dangerous
Not necessarily: Hemorrhoids aren't really dangerous, but can be very uncomfortable and may be a sign of other problems such as a poor diet (low fiber, low water, etc). Rarely they can be a sign of liver circulation problems. See your doctor to make sure you are up to date with screening labs, colonoscopy, etc. Treatment varies from topical creams, stool softeners, or even banding or surgery. ...Read more
In general no: But occasionally will loose so much blood constantly then could be dangerous due to loss of blood. Do not self diagnose first make sure they are, not a tumor. You have to get them removed for the above reason, long standing intractability all other measures failed, complete prolapse with severe pain and unable to reduce them ...Read more
Depends on how bad: Warm sitz baths, sitting in a warm tub for 20 minutes, two or three times a day may be helpful. Over-the-counter medications may be helpful such as stool softeners, otc creams or suppositories, rx creams or suppositories, injections to scar the hemorrhoid, banding to shrivel it up, or surgery. See your doctor for help. ...Read more
Is it dangerous to have a hemorrhoid for 2 years? How to get rid of it fast and completely forever?
I have hemorrhoids and they have been inflamed for a couple of months now and im starting to get worried what do I do im 18 male in decent shape I go to the bathroom a lot
I have had a hemorrhoid for a couple of months now, IV tried several treatments and I drink lots of water and eat fibre, any suggestions to get rid?
You are already: Doing some helpful things. It is important not to make hemorrhoids worse. Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the anus. Don’t wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps that contain dyes or aromas. Cotton underwear is helpful as it absorbs moisture well. Insure you are staying physically active. ...Read more
I drive a lot and am diabetic and have had bypass surgery some 8 years ago. I get hemorrhoids often. I am reluctant to releve myself due to pain?
Doc prescribed me proctosol for enteral hemorrhoids. I can't get cream to go in rectum and I'm on a lot of pain. How do I get cream in?
Don't force it: Internal hemorrhoids typically don't cause pain, unless they are prolapsed and thromboses. Sometimes the pain is caused by an anal fissure rather than a hemorrhoid, in which case placing anything into the anal canal will be very painful and won't help either. ...Read more
Tincture of Time:
Acute flare ups are typically self-limited. If there is a thrombosed hemorrhoid this too will also go away althought you may end up with a tag of extra tissue. Repeated flare ups can lead to a prominence of extra hemorrhoidal tissue that will not go away and may need surgical intervention.
Avoid constipation and use good bowel habits. No reading on the toilet. ...Read more
Sorry you can not: Make your hemorrhoids go away "naturally".Get a more detailed answer ›
Painful: There are internal & external hemorrhoids. Internal ones can be banded because there are no skin nerve pain fibers, as compared to external ones. External ones have skin pain nerve fibers & would not be comfortable to band those. Banding internal hemorrhoids may make the external ones resolve if they are not too large. ...Read more
Quality of life: You have hemorrhoids. You are wondering if surgery would help. You quality of life is important. Talk to your surgeon. If you are finding hemorrhoids are interfering with your quality of life then get surgery. If you feel they are not then continue to manage them. Most patients describe relief after hemorrhoids are treated. They can recursive don't forget. ...Read more
Can: Most over the counter hemorrhoid preps are just "band-aids" and usually won't work for long if at all. Patients need to determine the cause of their symptoms and correct that. The creams can help control symptoms during the treatment of the underlying cause, but they are not the long term answer to hemorrhoid symptoms. ...Read more
Normal anatomy: Hemorrhoid veins are normal anatomy at the anal opening. These normal veins can develop enlargement or irritation from constipation & straining at the toilet. Avoid constipation & straining at the toilet. Eat high fiber foods, take metamucil. See a surgeon if there is persistent pain or bleeding. ...Read more
Hemorrhoid causes: Not everyone get hemorrhoids. They can happen with increased venous pressure, straining, lifting, coughing. They don't impact your long term health, but they cause a lot of distress. Okay to check in with your doc for advise and exam. ...Read more
Fob test?: What is that? Hemmoroids are usually self limiting but if persist and coney to bleed then need to address. ...Read more
Hemorrhoid: External hemorrhoids can cause bleeding and/or pain. If either of those are present you need to see your doctor to determine if surgery to remove them may be needed. If the hemorrhoid is not causing symptoms, to prevent them from worsening, drink plenty of water and take fiber to prevent constipation because straining can make them worse. Avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting. ...Read more
You need to keep your bowel soft and avoid spicy food
if you are having pain you can use any of the medication available OTC from ointment, suppository or wipes
if the pain bad need to use sitz bath or you can sit in warm water in the tub
if the pain is not releaved you need to go and see a doctor you mighr have a thrombosed hemorrhoid and you might need some intervention ...Read more
Like a lump in anal: If external, you can feel them, if internal you codtor can feel them. ...Read more
Maybe: External hemorrhoids usually hurt and occassionally bleed, internal hemorrhoids usually bleed without pain unless they prolapse to the outside. Prolapsed internal hemorrhoids are not external hemorrhoids and are treated differently than true external hemorrhoids. Bleeding and pain is often a fissure. Get a colon and rectal surgeon to evaluate it properly. ...Read more
Not likely: If they get large and prolapse they can be very painful and lead to issues like tissue death. But for most they are a bother. See a surgeon who specializes in them and discuss. ...Read more
How often do hemorrhoids become strangulated? What are the symptoms of a strangulated hemorrhoid and how dangerous are they?
Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids don't become strangulated, but can become thrombosed in which case they become quite painful and tender. A surgeon or proctologist would have to remove the blood clot under local anesthesia to take care of the problem. Bleeding is another complication of hemorrhoids. ...Read more
I am trying to gain weight so I eat a lot. I also use the bathroom a lot. Could this be the cause of my hemorrhoid? What should I do
Don't remember when I had a hemorrhoid, but it did hurt a lot during BM and wiping. Pain is gone but year? Later it's still there. Anything I can do?
Prob not hemorrhoid: Hemorrhoids do not have nerves so they so not hurt despite what the commercials say. Your symptoms are more likely from a fissure which is a crack in the skin of the anal canal which causes a cutting burning sensation. Usually from constipation. Can heal spontaneously ...Read more
Start with an exam:
The place to start is with an examination by a general or colorectal surgeon. That doctor will be able to assess if you (a) have hemorrhoids and (b) need treatment. All human beings have normal hemorrhoidal cushions in their lower rectum and anus.
Once you have been examined, the surgeon can give you a treatment plan. This plan may include surgery. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: Eating a balanced diet, rich in fiber, is one of the most effective lifestyle changes you can make for your hemorrhoids. A high-fiber diet, together with plenty of fluids, softens the stool and increases its bulk, which will help you avoid the straining that can cause hemorrhoids or worsen symptoms from existing hemorrhoids. Along with a healthy diet, exercise can help ease bowel movements. ...Read more
Collection of tortuous veins in left scrotum, feel like a "bag of worms" when standing ; can not be felt when recumbent. No you do not get hemorrhoids in the scrotum or testicle.
Varicoceles usually do not, but may cause any pain or discomfort. See a urologist if your condition causes any significant discomfort. ...Read more
If you want to only care for this without any surgical intervention, then psyllium fiber or an equivalent is likely the best treatment for long term. Make sure you purchase unflavored psyllium. Start with a teaspoon a night mixed in 16 oz of water every night.
Unless they are stuck out and causing significant pain or itching, surgery can usually be avoided.
You should consider seeing your doc. ...Read more
No magic lotion:
Te fastest way is to have surgery, then you will be miserable for two weeks with pain
if they are internal, a surgeon can ligate them in the office with a rubber band, painless procedure.
if they are external, laser, or injection might give some relief.
if they are thrombosed removing the clot will give a fast relief.
avoid them by regulation your bowels, hydrate well, eat fruits, fibers, exercise. ...Read more
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