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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
R U certain of Dx?: Hemorrhoids are classified as internal (which bleed and protrude) or external (which can cause pain when thrombosed). Pain from thrombosed hemorrhoids respond well to sitz baths; if ineffective, minor surgery is necessary. Internal hemorrhoids don't cause pain; these are often confused with fissures, which can be quite painful, yet responsive to medication +/- surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemorrhoid Treatment: Many cases of hemorrhoids can be treated with ointments and/or suppositories and stool softeners, without the need for surgery. Any type physician can prescribe these medications. When the hemorrhoids are severe and require surgery, this is usually performed by a general surgeon or a colo-rectal surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is daflon a safe and affective option for hemorrhoid treatment? Where (in the usa) and what brand is recommended if so?
Can I use horse cheatnut ointment for an external hemorrhoid and should it specifically be for hemorrhoid treatment or can it be plain cream?
I would not.: No mention of external application here: http://naturaldatabase.therapeuticresearch.com/nd/PrintVersion.aspx?id=1055&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 or here, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aesculus_hippocastanum#Medical_uses so try a better studied treatment, like Preparation H, if it is available where you live or see Doc. Better to spend money on well-studied treatments that are known to help. ...Read more
Is daflon effective for hemorrhoid treatment and is it safe to take when you have untreated stage 1 hypertension?
Hemorrhoids: Daflon 500, a phlebotonic medicine, is used as treatment for hemorrhoids and venous illnesses. This drug is not for sale in the United States. There should be no contraindication for hypertensives, but contact the pharmaceutical company website. http://www.ehow.com/facts_7202333_daflon-500_.html#ixzz2gilgv4xj. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had a intermittent internal hemorrhoid for 2 year now, but it now keeps prolapsing soon after it's pushed back into place. Any home treatments?
Sits bath and reduce: Constipation that causes this to begin with. Hard stools don't help prevent hemmohoids. You may need to go to a proctologist if it's too large to reduce, because its basically like a vericose vein by the time it gets over dilated. The high intrathoracic pressure to create the Vasalva maneuver to have BMs may have been going on too long. See your PCP for evaluation, and referral.Drink more liquids! ...Read more
I have internal hemorrhoids but it appears one is becoming "external". What is treatment? I can actually push it back in but it doesn't want to stay
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