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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)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...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?

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?

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

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Anus is really itchy but doesn't stay long then comes back but not painful. DR told I have hemorrhoids before. Any remedy for itchy? What is this?

Anus is really itchy but doesn't stay long then comes back but not painful. DR told I have hemorrhoids before. Any remedy for itchy? What is this?

Cream: There's loads if hemorrhoid creams available over the counter for this. Any drugstore will have them. You should however ask you primary care doctor if a referral for a colonoscopy is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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The end of my anus feels very itchy and got small bump. Is this hemorrhoid? Could it be the symptoms of hiv? How to cure this?

The end of my anus feels very itchy and got small bump. Is this hemorrhoid? Could it be the symptoms of hiv?  How to cure this?

Hemorrhoid: Itchiness and a small bump in the anal area could well be an external hemorrhoid. An abscess would be tender and may drain pus. Your pcp could diagnose it with an exam and order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I had a bad hemorrhoid about a week ago, it went away but I now have these small red bumps around my anus that are itchy and extremely irritating.

I had a bad hemorrhoid about a week ago, it went away but I now have these small red bumps around my anus that are itchy and extremely irritating.

Soft stool: Make sure your stool is soft & not hard-plenty of water,prune juice,fruits & vegetbles. Use over the counter hemorroidal cream. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Anusol seems to be shrinking hemorrhoids, but now some of them turning into small (whitehead sized) hard bumps that are itchy and hurt, is this normal?

Anusol seems to be shrinking hemorrhoids, but now some of them turning into small (whitehead sized) hard bumps that are itchy and hurt, is this normal?

Probably skin tags: When the hemorrhoidal inflammation decreases you may develop anal skin tags which is the skin that was stretched as a result of the inflammation. You need to have a doctor examine it to give you an accurate diagnosis ...Read more

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Had hemorrhoid since 20 w pregnant (oct). didn't bug me til 2 weeks ago started treating, now have itchy red swollen vagina. Related? Yeast?

Had hemorrhoid since 20 w pregnant (oct). didn't bug me til 2 weeks ago started treating, now have itchy red swollen vagina. Related? Yeast?

Possible: you didn't mention what you were treating them with, but if you have had any antibiotics recently, then yeast is a good bet. Go see your Doc and get this checked and diagnosed/treated properly. Be well. ...Read more

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When I wipe my butt there is always blood...Occasionally extremely itchy and ribbon like poop..Is it normal for internal/external hemorrhoids be so bad? 

When I wipe my butt there is always blood...Occasionally extremely itchy and ribbon like poop..Is it normal for internal/external hemorrhoids be so bad? 

See a doctor: If there is blood in your stool or on toilette paper, you need to see your doctor. There are many different diseases that cause this kind of bleeding, e.g. Hemorrhoids, anal fissure, colon/rectal cancer, diverticulosis and some other diseases. ...Read more

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Can internal hemorrhoids develop without bleeding ? I have an itchy feeling and an urge to go to the toilet for a while after bowel movement.

Can internal hemorrhoids develop without bleeding ? I have an itchy feeling and an urge to go to the toilet for a while after bowel movement.

External hemorrhoid: while internal hemorrhoids can occur without bleeding, external hemorrhoids will cause itching and pain. Try increasing the fiber in your diet, reduce the time you sit on the toilet, and use witch hazel/medicated pads on the area. If this fails to improve in two weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more