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Are hemorrhoids typically itchy?

Are hemorrhoids typically itchy?

Usually not: Itching associated with hemorrhoids is usually do to caffeine excess, which by itself can cause hemorrhoid problems due to its diuretic effect and contribution to copnstipation. ...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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My hemorrhoids are so itchy, is there anything i can put on it?

My hemorrhoids are so itchy, is there anything i can put on it?

See below: There are multiple over the counter analgesic creams for hemorrhoids. You can try one of those or Hydrocortisone suppository (however do not use them for more than 1 week). Also try to do sitz baths 2-3 times a day (sit in a tub of warm water for 15 min). All of the above measures are just for a temporary relief until hemorrhoids are addressed. ...Read more

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My hemorrhoids is itchy? What shall I do or to put something on this?

My hemorrhoids is itchy? What shall I do or to put something on this?

Not your hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids don't cause itching. Itching is caused by caffeien and excess moisture. Eliminate caffeine, increase your other fluids and the itching will resolve as well as the hemorrhoidal inflammation. Use corn starch powder on the bottom to keep the area dry. ...Read more

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I have itchy butt. No hemorrhoids for sure.

I have itchy butt. No hemorrhoids for sure.

Puritis ani: The above diagnosis is very common. Try using an over the counter steroid cream applied twice a day for 2 weeks and it should resolve. If not seek attention of medical doctor or urgent care since it if unresponsive could be something else. ...Read more

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I have a very small hemorrhoid on the opening of my anus. Very itchy & it sometimes produces blood on the tissue. How can I discreetly treat it?

Sitz baths: You may have an anal fissure. Symptoms like itching are best treated with witch hazel (preparationh flushable wipes). Avoid constipation, and increase fiber intake (diet and metamucil) to keep stools soft. Sitz baths with epsom salts 4-8x/d 15 min each tepid water heals most. If not, see a general surgeon. ...Read more

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For a month now I've had a VERY itchy hemorrhoid. I can't go a day w/out a suppository and creams/wipes. Can't afford dr - no pain but not going away?

Stool softner: If the only problem is itching and you know it is a hemorrhoid then stool softeners can help decrease the irratation of bowel movements which will decrease the inflammation. However other things can cause rectal itching, such as worms. If hemorrhoid meds & stool softener does not decrease it you might want to be checked. If blood, drainage need exam. ...Read more

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I have an anal hemorrhoid... How do I know when its acting up? Sometimes my rectum can become so itchy to the point where i can't stop itching it.

I have an anal hemorrhoid... How do I know when its acting up? Sometimes my rectum can become so itchy to the point where i can't stop itching it.

Over the counter Rx: Hemorrhoids result from increased pressure in the veins of the anus causing the veins to swell, making them itchy and painful. The itching is due to inflammation and the intensity increases from the direct trauma of scratching and the presence of moisture. I suggest that you clean and dry the area daily. You can add astringents, which dry the skin, and analgesics that reduce sensation for relief. ...Read more