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How long does it take for a large external hemorrhoid to heal if your just using a hemmroid cream? How long is too long to wait?

How long does it take for a large external hemorrhoid to heal if your just using a hemmroid cream? How long is too long to wait?

Hemorrhoids: Conservative treatment measures are usually sufficient for most patients with hemorrhoids causing bleeding, itching, irritation, or thrombosis (clot formation). Analgesic creams and topical steroid creams can be used for irritation and pruritus, but not for more than one week. They can result in contact dermatitis or mucosal atrophy, respectively. Your hemorrhoid may require definitive therapy. ...Read more

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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I have a large external hemorrhoid that i'm treating, but today have vaginal discharge with blood, feels like i'm urinating cause there is so much.Help?

I have a large external hemorrhoid that i'm treating, but today have vaginal discharge  with blood, feels like i'm urinating cause there is so much.Help?

Seek medical help: If you are bleeding that heavily you need to be seen right away! a good rule of thumb-a pad or more per hour for 2-3 hours, go in. You could become severly anemic and need medical attention. Other symptoms of severe anemia are light headedness, dizziness, short of breath, or rapid heart beat. If you have these go in immediately. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relive large, external hemorrhoids, while 28 weeks pregnant? Tucks (witch hazel) and Preparation H aren't doing a thing.

Time: I believe your ob doctor will tell you to wait. The hemorrhoids will most likely go away in about 3 months with the birth of your child If not they will get better. You can use some cortisone containing cream that may help. You can also use some local anesthetic ointment to help you along for now. ...Read more

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Good evening, i have a large internal and external hemorrhoids and sking tags. (for 7 years...). Would it be possible for rubber band ligation?

Good evening, 
i have a large internal and external hemorrhoids and sking tags. (for 7 years...). Would it be possible for rubber band ligation?

Partly: Rubber band ligation is for treatment of internal hemorrhoids only. External hemorrhoids and skin tags are too sensitive for rubber banding to be tolerable. These need to be excised if necessary, but may be left alone if not painful. ...Read more

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What does an external hemorrhoid look like?

What does an external hemorrhoid look like?

Varies: If it is just swollen, it may look just like a boil and be red and tender near anus, if it is thrombosed it will be even more tender and appear as a dark purple grape near the anus. If you have either, get it checked by an expert. ...Read more

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Dr I have external hemorrhoid how i relief it?

Dr I have external hemorrhoid how i relief it?

Hemorrhoids: There are over the counter hemorrhoidal suppositories and creams and some even with pain medicines in them. Ask the pharmacist and they can tell you which ones they have. ...Read more

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Should i pop this external hemorrhoid myself?

Should i pop this external hemorrhoid myself?

No: No, that would be a way to get an infeciton. It also may not be a hemmorrhoid. You should have your doctor look at it ...Read more

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What to use for treating a external hemorrhoid?

External hemorrhoid: is basically extension of internal hemorrhoid into skin , once skin streets out and forms will not go away with out a procedure , eat high fibre diet , plenty of fluids , avoid constipation use stool softeners and any over the counter creams , You will be fine ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an external hemorrhoid?

Tissue protruding: External hemorrhoids are swollen hemorrhoidal pads that a person may feel bulge out when straining to have a bowel movement. They may cause pain and may bleed. Treatment starts with preventing hard stools with stool softeners and fiber supplements. See a doctor or surgeon for more accurate diagnosis and treatment after an exam. ...Read more