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Do pediatricians treat hemorrhoids and anal fissures?

Do pediatricians treat hemorrhoids and anal fissures?

Yes: In pediatrics both conditions are usually a result of constipation, which if treated properly will help the fissures and hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How do you manage prevention of vaginal bleeding or spotting during pregnancy at different stages?

Depends on cause: Bleeding or spotting in pregnancy isn't normal, and you should see your doctor to determine a cause. In early pregnancy, could be a threatened miscarriage. Later on, it could be an abnormal location of the placenta. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Will internal hemorrhoids and/or anal tears due to constipation heal without treatment?

Will internal hemorrhoids and/or anal tears due to constipation heal without treatment?

No!: treatment might consist in a diet full in fiber or surgery. Consultation with your family physician or a colo-rectal surgeon for additional information. ...Read more

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Anal fissure ! bleeds with big bm. What will help me?

Anal fissure ! bleeds with big bm. What will help me?

Keep 'em soft!: Anal fissure treatment is aimed at controlling constipation and reducing anal sphincter spasm. High fiber diet, stool softeners, and lots of fluids help relieve constipation and keep bms soft. Warm water sitz baths for 15 minutes 3-4 times a day are soothing and promote relaxation of the anal muscles, which can also help healing. Occasionally, a variety of special medications or creams may be used. ...Read more

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External hemorrhoid home treatment suggestions?

External hemorrhoid home treatment suggestions?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): The first line treatment for hemorrhoids is actually making sure that no hard stools are passing by the swollen hemorrhoidal tissue and causing more trauma and inflammation. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and generic MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) works well for most people to make the stool soft and allow healing of the hemorrhoids. If that doesn't solve the problem or if there is any bleeding then go see a surgeon for further treatment. ...Read more

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Can SIBO be treated during pregnancy with no risk to baby? I'm 12 weeks. Any natural remedy I can try first?

Can SIBO be treated during pregnancy with no risk to baby? I'm 12 weeks. Any natural remedy I can try first?

Standard RX risky so: The standard treatment of SIBO is the antibiotic Rifaximin, which can harm fetuses in animal studies & has not been studied in humans- not worth risking. Dietary changes & probiotics can control while pregnant & you can try garlic in 2nd trimester & other antimicrobial herbs after delivery-avoid herbs like oregano oil while pregnant. See http://bit.ly/1kV7Nrn & http://www.siboinfo.com/diet.html ...Read more

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Tubes are tied, birth control, abdominal pain,2 weeks Late period, negative at home pregnancy test, ovarian cyst . what can be the Cause?

Tubes are tied, birth control, abdominal pain,2 weeks Late period, negative at home pregnancy test, ovarian cyst . what can be the Cause?

The cyst: See your gynecologist to determine if the cyst is estrogen producing and therefore causing the menstrual issue. If not, menstrual irregularity is extremely common and easily rectified, especially in someone who does not desire fertility. ...Read more

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What medications treat ectopic pregnancy?

What medications treat ectopic pregnancy?

Methotrexate: Methotrexate is used to treat an ectopic pregnancy. It is a chemotherapy drug which attacks rapidly dividing cells, like those in a pregnancy (or a cancer). ...Read more

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Are there effective over-the-counter medication to reduce hemorrhoid pain?

Are there effective over-the-counter medication to reduce hemorrhoid pain?

Not really: Most over the counter medications only temporarily improve hemorrhoids. Ice and sitz baths (soaking in warm water), as well as avoiding constipation by increasing fiber and fluid intake, work just as well for less money. Also try a moisturizing cleanser like balneol to decrease your irritation when wiping. Wipes and plain toilet paper can be really irritating. ...Read more

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How do you reduce/treat rectal itching from external hemorhoids?

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How do you reduce/treat rectal itching from external hemorhoids?

Sitz bath: sitz baths and over the counter steroid creams are the first line treatment for external hemorrhoids. if they continue to itch, then you should see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with ectopic pregnancy at 5 weeks bleeding stopped and body is stable, doctors said no treatment needed, can ectopic pregnancy cause infection?

Diagnosed with ectopic pregnancy at 5 weeks bleeding stopped and body is stable, doctors said no treatment needed, can ectopic pregnancy cause infection?

Maybe : I'm confused. Bleeding from ectopic usually requires surgery. If for some reason, no surgery was done, it's possible to have infection but u need to check with ur doctor. Further blood work and scans will be needed if there are signs/symptoms of infection. ...Read more

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Are there effective home remedies to treat hemorrhoids?

Are there effective home remedies to treat hemorrhoids?

Yes: High fiber diet, 20-25 grams of fiber per day, 80-100 ounces of non caffeniated, non alcoholic fluids per day, more if you have a very physical job or excercise or travel by plane frequently. Also some med may require additional fluid intake as well. ...Read more

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How do I manage oily skin during pregnancy?

How do I manage oily skin during pregnancy?

Face soap : The hormones of pregnancy can cause acne and oily skin. Use a good face cleanser designed for oily skin. There are many brands available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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How can I manage hemorrhoids while i'm pregnant?

How can I manage hemorrhoids while i'm pregnant?

Fiber: First, try to avoid hemorrhoids by increasing fiber, fluids, and regular exercise. Minimize straining or sitting for long periods. If they occur, use tucks, (witch hazel) sitz baths, and a steroidal hemorrhoid cream for symptom relief. If they become excruciatingly painful and purple, they may be thrombosed. Call your doctor right away. ...Read more

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35/m.Chronic constipation 5yrs, using na.Picosulfate syp.From many yrs.Colonoscopy, blood tests normal.Anal erosions, pain defecation.How to start rx.

35/m.Chronic constipation 5yrs, using na.Picosulfate syp.From many yrs.Colonoscopy, blood tests normal.Anal erosions, pain defecation.How to start rx.

Your doctor will hel: Your doctor can help you with this problem. The same doctor who did your colon check is the best person to seek help from. You need to eat foods with more fiber (fruits and veggies)and drink more water. This will help reduce constipation. ...Read more

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I have inflammatory bowel disease. Is pregnancy and delivery safe?

I have inflammatory bowel disease. Is pregnancy and delivery safe?

Pregnancy and IBD: If the ibd is controlled, pregnancy is very safe. But keep in mind that occasional flare ups may occur (although rare). The pregnancy should be carefully monitored by a perinatologist and gastroenterologist since there is a potential obstetric complications. ...Read more

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Most effective approachess to relieve bloating during period!?

Most effective approachess to relieve bloating during period!?

Some options: Bloating prior to or during your period is due to fluid retention & slower digestion (constipation). To decrease bloating avoid salt intake (including prepackaged foods), increase water intake (to flush the body & reduce constipation), consider magnesium or calcium supplements (with your dr’s approval) or otc meds that include a diuretic such as midol. Exercise and birth control pills may help. ...Read more

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What should I do about hemorrhoids during pregnancy?

Pregnant Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are actually pretty common during pregnancy. Luckily, most times they can be managed with home treatment. This includes adding fiber to your meals, drinking more water, and using over-the-counter ointments for a limited time to stop itching. You also may use stool softeners to treat associated constipation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Just developed my 1st external hemorrhoid. Did not have any even after 2 pregnancies. Will it resolve on its own or do I need to see a dr?

Just developed my 1st external hemorrhoid. Did not have any even after 2 pregnancies. Will it resolve on its own or do I need to see a dr?

Unknown : Nobody can predict the future. These should probably be checked by your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. In the mean time, its ok to use topical over the counter hemorrhoid creams. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What causes a pregnant woman to get hemorrhoids during pregnancy?

What causes a pregnant woman to get hemorrhoids during pregnancy?

Abdominal pressure: Increased intra abdominal pressure. Stay well hydrated, eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruit, stay physically active. ...Read more

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I have struggled with severe hemorrhoids since the birth of my first child. They are extremely painful now during my 2nd pregnancy. Best rx?

I have struggled with severe hemorrhoids since the birth of my first child. They are extremely painful now during my 2nd pregnancy. Best rx?

Depends: Many hemorrhoids can be treated by surgical excision. Although it sounds horrific, the area can easily be numbed and the hemorrhoid removed. Still other hemorrhoids can be banded and they will fall off. However, there is always the possibility of recurrence. Mainstays in treatment include stool softners, plenty of fiber, maintaining a good diet, and limiting time on the commode. ...Read more

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Is hemorrhoid before period sign of pregnancy?

Is hemorrhoid before period sign of pregnancy?

No: Although hemorrhoids can occur during pregnancy - they are not a sign of pregnancy. The best way to find out if you are pregnant is to take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of hemorrhoids due to pregnancy?

How do you get rid of hemorrhoids due to pregnancy?

Depends: Mostly women have residual skin tags following hemorrhoid flares during pregnancy as a result of constipation and straining. The tags are benign and i don't recommend removing them. True hemorrhoid problems should be avoided by a good high fiber diet and drinking lots of fluids and preferably non alcoholic, non caffeinated fluids. ...Read more

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After having a baby, how can a woman get rid of hemorrhoids obtained during pregnancy?

After having a baby, how can a woman get rid of hemorrhoids obtained during pregnancy?

Surgery or time: Depending on the type and extent of your hemorrhoids (varicose veins of the anus), time alone may make them shrink. For some women, permanent enlarged internal hemorrhoids may prolapse out with bowel movements and require surgery. External hemorrhoids usually shrink, but will leave tags of skin in their wake, which can be bothersome, and make hygiene difficult. Surgery is indicated then. ...Read more

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After having a baby, how can a woman get rid of hemorrhoids obtained during the pregnancy?

Yes, usually.: Mild hemorrhoidal symptoms, including itching, mild pain, a small amount of bleeding usually resolve with end of pregnancy and topical hemorrhoid medications. Even prolapsed hemorrhoids will often resolve once the pregnancy is done. However, sometimes symptoms do persist and may require further medical attention. Using topical medicine and allowing a few months to pass is certainly appropriat. ...Read more

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Painless hemorrhoids during pregnancy will they give me problems during labor and am i prone to tearing?

Painless hemorrhoids during pregnancy will they give me problems during labor and am i prone to tearing?

Possibly: The pushing and straining with delivery often causehemmoroids to bleed or thrombosis. Avoid constipation which is often prt of pregnancy with fiber such as metamucil , increased fruits and vegetables, and lots of water(which will unfortunately send you to the bathroom more frequently). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hemorrhoids in pregnancy?

What is the best treatment for hemorrhoids in pregnancy?

Drink a lot of water: Many times, hemorrhoids in pregnancy are made worse by not hydrating well and thus constipation sets in. Straining increases the risk of hemorrhoids. Increasing fiber intake also helps. You can use over the counter hemorrhoid remedies, which are safe to use during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have huge hemorrhoids this pregnancy. Afraid they will rip during delivery. What will ob do?

I have huge hemorrhoids this pregnancy. Afraid they will rip during delivery. What will ob do?

Right thing: Your OB doctor is an expert and see this common problem all the time, after delivery most likely they reduce them most of the time will heal on their own, rarely need a surgical consult and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hemorrhoids in early pregnancy and then the symptoms just go away at 5 weeks pregnant?

Is it possible to get hemorrhoids in early pregnancy and then the symptoms just go away at 5 weeks pregnant?

Hemorrhoids: Yes, hemorrhoids can regress with no treatment. Although, they do tend to reoccur once you have them. Hemorrhoids are also somewhat common in pregnancy so you may experience them again along your course. Get plenty of fluid/water and stick to a high fiber diet to help. ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids in anus common during pregnancy ? How to get rid of it ? It itch and is visible during sex

Are hemorrhoids in anus common during pregnancy ? How to get rid of it ? It itch and is visible during sex

Yes: Usual resolve with delivery. In the mean time suggest a hi-fiber diet and stool softners. Anusol HC suppositories may help ...Read more

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I am 30. I had a baby 2 years ago. Since then I have had 2 bloody stools. Probably one each year. Is this a case of hemorrhoids due to pregnancy?

I am 30. I had a baby 2 years ago. Since then I have had 2 bloody stools. Probably one each year. Is this a case of hemorrhoids due to pregnancy?

Maybe: Talk to your doctor and see if you can be seen by a colo-rectal surgeon. Some one needs to look up there, and you might as well have an expert do it. ...Read more

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Reasons for a late/missed period besides pregnancy? I think it's an external hemorrhoid, it's been a week, i'm pretty worried?

Big hemmoroid!: Unless it is physically blocking the introitus of the female genatalia it should not affect your menses cycle. ...Read more

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Will hemorrhoids and anal fissures affect pregnancy.There is no bleeding also.Only irritation.It is below the anal region as loose hanging skin piece

Will hemorrhoids and anal fissures affect pregnancy.There is no bleeding also.Only irritation.It is below the anal region as loose hanging skin piece

No, but ...: No hemorrhoids or fissure will not affect the pregnancy, but pregrenacy does increase intra-abdominal pressure and that can worsen hemorrhoids and anal fissure. Use a natural fiber such as citrucel and eat smart to keep your bowel movements soft and regular to reduce the effects of pregancy on hemorroids and anal fissure. Try not to sit on the toliet very long and try not to strain. ...Read more

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Is haemorrhoid associated with pregnancy in women?

Yes!: Growth of baby puts pressure on pelvic veins, and together with increased blood volume of pregnancy, internal hemorrhoidal engorgement follows=>noticeable hemorrhoid growth. Increasedclotting factors --needed for delivery--also make external blood clots more likely and may need treatment by physician. ...Read more

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What to apply in your anus if you have hemorroids during pregnancy?

What to apply in your anus if you have hemorroids during pregnancy?

What ever feels good: Hemorrhoids are not pleasant, pregnant or other wise. They are caused from increased pressure and fluid within the veins of the anus. Soaking in warm water seems to help. Wipe gently with moist wipes rather than dry toilet paper. If they are itchy, mild steroid creams may help. Call your doctor and let them look at the area for advice. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more


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