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Will nupercainal numb hemorrhoids to ease bowel movement pain?

Will   nupercainal numb hemorrhoids to ease bowel movement pain?

Depends: Internal hemorrhoids rarely cause pain. If you have anal pain with a bm, then you either have a fissure or external hemorrhoids. Nupercainal may help but it may also give you worse pain if applied to a fissure. Better to get examined and find the cause and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Enlargement or distension of the veins lining the anal canal, which can ...Read more


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Will oxycodone help relieve hemorrhoid pain?

Will oxycodone help relieve hemorrhoid pain?

Worsen hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids usually do not cause severe pain. Oxycodone can worsen hemorrhoids by exacerbating constipation. Drink more water, walk and exercise, try stool softener, avoid narcotics. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Rectal pain and pain relief question. Are acetominophen suppositories for treating anus or rectal pain?

Rectal pain and pain relief question.  Are acetominophen suppositories for treating anus or rectal pain?

Not necessarily: Acetomenophen, whether taken orally or per recum, is absorbed into the bloodstream and circulates to its site of action. There is no advantage to take the drug rectally if you have rectal pain because the drug does not produce its effects at the sie of administration. ...Read more

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Treatment for severe pain prolapsed hemorrhoid?

Treatment for severe pain prolapsed hemorrhoid?

Hemorroids: Exam under anesthesia, the first part of rectal surgery when non-operative care isn't working. While you are comfortable under ga your surgeon examines the rectum. Prolapsing hemorrhoids are surgically treatable. Be well. ...Read more

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What can provide hemoroid pain relief?

What can provide hemoroid pain relief?

No straining: Straining is the chief cause of hemorrhoids and their symptoms. So stop. You can use local therapy with 2.5% Hydrocortisone cream or suppositories. Be sure to see a doctor to verify the diagnosis because fissures are usually the cause of painful bleeding. Sitz bath in very warm water may also help. Only 10% of people who think they have hemorrhoids actually have them. ...Read more

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Sentinel tag clotted painful on anal fissure

Question?: Not sure about the question, but if you have a painful anal fissure you should to see your primary care doctor, GI doctor or even urgent card md. ...Read more

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Anal wart removal pain. How to relieve it?

Take pain meds given: Apply ice packs. Soak your bottom in warm water after each bm. It usually takes few days for the pain to go away. Take stool softeners as well so you dont have to strain which can make the pain worse. Goodluck! ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids painful?

Are hemorrhoids painful?

Maybe: External hemorrhoids usually hurt and occassionally bleed, internal hemorrhoids usually bleed without pain unless they prolapse to the outside. Prolapsed internal hemorrhoids are not external hemorrhoids and are treated differently than true external hemorrhoids. Bleeding and pain is often a fissure. Get a colon and rectal surgeon to evaluate it properly. ...Read more

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Intense lower abdomin pain after bowel movement. Had anal fissures and internal hemorrhoid's recently. Taking Metamucil for 1 wk. No relief from pain?

Abd pain s/p/ BM: Hard BM or soft? May have diverticulitis ( which is an infection in colon outpouching) - as it appears you may have some constipation- or infection from fissure Would follow up with doc urgent care today as may need antibiotics and/or anusol to decrease hemorrhoid inflammation. ...Read more

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Can anal abscess be mistaken for internal hemorrhoid? I have constant downward pressure/ pain. Doc. Glove exam felt bump—"hernia..I mean hemorrhoid":(

Can anal abscess be mistaken for internal hemorrhoid? I have constant downward pressure/ pain. Doc. Glove exam felt bump—"hernia..I mean hemorrhoid":(

Not commonly: Mistaken but could be. Usually an abscess in the peri-anal area is quite painful ; progressively gets worse over a few days. A hemorrhoid condition could cause a pressure feeling, but would not be very bad. An abscess is usually very painful. ...Read more

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Can a anal fissure heal it's self?

Yes: Most do with high fiber diet and fluids, this will keep your bowels soft and fissures usually heal on their own. For persistent or recurrent fissures treatment with certain topical prescription or compounded creams or even Botox my help....Rarely is surgery needed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a painful hemorroid cause swollen genital lymphnoids?

Usually not: But an abscess around the anus which can resemble a hemorrhoid, can cause inguinal adenopathy indicating an infection. This requires urgent diagnosis and treatment. ...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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Have fissure and Tight Anus after applying Hydrocortisone and lidocaine Topical, I get incontinence, mucus discharge from anus, hemorrhoids, TREATMENT?

Have fissure and Tight Anus after applying Hydrocortisone and lidocaine Topical, I get incontinence, mucus discharge from anus, hemorrhoids, TREATMENT?

A proctologist: is whom you need to see, you may need more than just topical therapy, a good exam by an experienced surgeon / proctologist is your best option, good luck ...Read more

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Would internal hemorrhoids make anal sex very painful?

Would internal hemorrhoids make anal sex very painful?

Not by itself: But it can cause bleeding. And usually, internal hemorrhoids means external ones, too, which can become painful. Anal sex is not recommended if you have hemorrhoids of any kind, because it will just make it worse. ...Read more

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Ext thrombosed hemorrhoid. Swell/pain decreased, now painless rectal bleeding (bright red), small clots. Mild abd pain and nausea. When to see dr?

Ext thrombosed hemorrhoid. Swell/pain decreased, now painless rectal bleeding (bright red), small clots. Mild abd pain and nausea. When to see dr?

Promptly: While issue is lessened currently, you could rebleed again and potentially heavily. Avoid straining at stool by taking a softener (perhaps miralax ) and apply anusol hc cream or Tucks pads until definitive care is available. A good colorectal or general surgeon should be able to help. ...Read more

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Rectal bleed and swelling... Painful what are the medications suggested for pain relief?

Rectal bleed and swelling... Painful what are the medications suggested for pain relief?

What do you have?: Bleeding per rectum may originate in the anal canal, the rectum, or further up the line. Frequent anal sources of bleeding include hemorrhoids & fissures, that may respond to modifying stool texture (fiber, softeners) and topical agents, or require further intervention. Similar bleeds can be seen with anal & rectal cancer, infections, ischemic colitis, diverticular bleeds, inflammatory bowel, etc. ...Read more