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I have external hemorrhoids (piles). Can I consume Arcoxia for pain relief? Or what can I do to relieve pain & cure it at home as quickly as possible?

I have external hemorrhoids (piles). Can I consume Arcoxia for pain relief? Or what can I do to relieve pain & cure it at home as quickly as possible?

Simple remedies: For piles, topical preparations work rather well - Preparation H, witch hazel pads, etc. Avoid alcohol and anything that can damage the liver, avoid fatty, rich foods. Arcoxia is a COX-2 inhibitor (like Celebrex (celecoxib) and the now-removed Vioxx) that is available in Australia - not sure where you are getting it from if you are in US. It can only help temporarily, and is best to avoid it if possible. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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


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What are external hemorrhoids?

What are external hemorrhoids?

Normal venous struct: External hemorrhoids are veins under the skin surrounding the external portion of the anus. They are covered with skin or epidermis. Internal hemorrhoids are internal or external if the have prolapsed but are covered by mucosa and not epidermis. ...Read more

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Can external hemorrhoids get bigger?

Can external hemorrhoids get bigger?

Yes: Hemorrhoids ate veins under the skin in the anal area. They become enlarged or irritated with constipation & sitting at the toilet straining too long. The veins can continue to enlarge with repeated irritation from constipation. Dink more water, eat more fiber (fruits & vegetables, metamucil). ...Read more

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Can external hemorrhoids be removed?

Can external hemorrhoids be removed?

Yes: It is a very common procedure, usually done as an outpatient. ...Read more

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Do external hemorrhoids cause an odor?

Do external hemorrhoids cause an odor?

No: No they usually don't unless you have difficulty cleaning and there is residual stool that remains on the external hemorrhoid after each bm. I would recommend sitz baths after bms if you note an odor. If there continues to be an odor you may have a perianal abscess which would be accompanied by pain and pus drainage. For this you need to go to the er for treatment. ...Read more

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How can you treat external hemorrhoids?

How can you treat external hemorrhoids?

No: You can never remove all of the external hemorrhoids even with surgery. What most people think are external hemorrhoids are actually residual benign skin tags from prior hemorrhoidal flares. I personally do not recommend witch hazel ever, as many people will develop a sensitivity reaction, like an allergic reaction, to it after repeated use. ...Read more

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What should I do about external hemorrhoids?

What should I do about external hemorrhoids?

Various ways: Most heal by themselves, but may require numbing cream, diet modification, less straining, less time sitting on toilet or even surgery. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hemorrhoids/basics/definition/con-20029852 ...Read more

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How long do external hemorrhoids take to heal?

How long do external hemorrhoids take to heal?

How'd you get them?: "healing" depends on whether the original cause for hemorrhoids persists. Have you been straining at stool, have rectal dysfunction, perform an activity that increases pelvic engorgement with blood or increases pelvic pressure (heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, etc.)? Have your hemorrhoids been surgically or medically managed (& with otc or prescription drugs)? Too many variables here to know... ...Read more

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Can I have mobizox for external hemorrhoids pain?

Can I have mobizox for external hemorrhoids pain?

Doubt it would help: Mobizox is a centrally acting muscle relaxant used to treat muscle spasm and the resulting pain or discomfort. This is not a drug used to treat hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for external hemorrhoids?

What are some home remedies for external hemorrhoids?

Hygiene: The recommendations include a high fiber diet and plenty of fluids to avoid constipation and scrupulous hygiene with wet wipes and warm baths. Surgery can help to remove any tissue which is causing symptoms see a surgeon. ...Read more

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Which are more painful internal or external hemorrhoids?

Which are more painful internal or external hemorrhoids?

External hemorrhoids: External hemorrhoids, based on location and the kind of nerves affected, are more painful. This is by definition. ...Read more

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Can external hemorrhoids get bigger if you sit too much?

Yes: Extra pressure in the anal area can irritate hemorrhoids. Prolonged sitting, prolonged straining with bowel movements, extra pressure from pgregnancy can all exacerbate hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What causes external hemorrhoids and do they away on their own?

What causes external hemorrhoids and do they away on their own?

Pressure: External hemorrhoids are like varicose veins in your rear end. Often caused by constipation or straining (like a women having a baby.). Often resolve on their own. Treated by treating the underlying constipation (if present) warm baths, and local creams such as preparation h. Prescription meds are also available. See your family doc if not improving in a few days. ...Read more

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What exacerbates external hemorrhoids? What activities and/or food should I avoid?

What exacerbates external hemorrhoids? What activities and/or food should I avoid?

Maybe not hemorrhoid: Are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Pain +/- pruritis (itching) from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.), prctalgia fugax. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's), circumstances, you will want to get evaluated. ...Read more

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M58, I have external hemorrhoids, does it mean that there is high probability that I may have internal as well. Thanks?

Yes: However, it doesn't matter exactly where the hemorrhoids are unless they are causing problems. There are many creams and suppositories to use, and many types of procedures to perform if they are very bothersome. Procedures are usually best done by a colorectal surgical specialist, or general surgeon with substantial experience. ...Read more

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How long the external hemorrhoids swelling last?

Hemorrhoid pain: External hemorrhoids thrombose (blood clotting in them) causing stretching of the tissue and pain. If nothing is done, the swelling and pain can last up to 2 weeks. Softening stool, preventing loose stools, sitz baths, and healing ointments (not prep-h) help relieve the pain. Opening the hem and extracting the clots of blood will also shorten the recovery. ...Read more

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Anal Swelling (Definition)

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