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I been taking proctofoam for almost 2 months now, i missed 2/3 nights when i was traveling, did i hurt my chances of treating my symptoms?

I been taking proctofoam for almost 2 months now, i missed 2/3 nights when i was traveling, did i hurt my chances of treating my symptoms?

No: But i assume your treating hemorrhoids or a fissure and meds are only part of the treatment. If you have any chance of healing either without surgery you must modify your diet , fluid intake and bathroom habits. ...Read more

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Proctofoam OTC for anal fissures ?

Proctofoam OTC for anal fissures ?

Ok to use Proctofoam: But just as important is to be sure to be eating a high fiber diet and most importantly drinking 80-100oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you workout strenuously. There are other meds that work better but if no repsonse to above after2 months you may need surgery to avoid complications such as an abscess. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of proctofoam hc getting into bloodstream after prolonged use?

What are symptoms of proctofoam hc getting into bloodstream after prolonged use?

Little risk: There really should be little risk of anything happening. Even if a little Hydrocortisone got in I do not think there would be any ill effect. ...Read more

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I have painful, internal hemmorhoids and I am currently taking proctofoam hc. I haven't had a bm in 3 days. I know I have to go, but I am scared.?

I have painful, internal hemmorhoids and I am currently taking proctofoam hc.  I haven't had a bm in 3 days. I know I have to go, but I am scared.?

You probably: Have a fissure, as internal hemorrhoids don't hurt unless prolapsed to the outside. Your constipation history goes along more likely with a fissure. You should ask your doctor to refer you to a colon and rectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Can proctofoam numb an area to remove a cyst?

Can proctofoam numb an area to remove a cyst?

Not an anesthetic...: Proctofoam is not an anesthetic so it won't numb anything. ...Read more

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Or is constipation a side effect of proctofoam?

Or is constipation a side effect of proctofoam?

Proctofoam: No. Other side effects occur if it contains Hydrocortisone as well but pramoxine by itself is very safe. ...Read more

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Can the non-steroid proctofoam do anything for ulcerative colitis?

Can the non-steroid proctofoam do anything for ulcerative colitis?

Doubtful: Proctofoam hc with steroid will have only local effect in the lower rectal region if at all. Non steroid proctofoam i HAV never seen but other than a lubricant it offers no help to ulcerative colitis by itself. ...Read more

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Gi doc thought i had an anal fissure, prescribed proctofoam hc, taking 2 months now, fishy rectal odor still here, if hemrrhoids my next move should be ?

Gi doc thought i had an anal fissure, prescribed proctofoam hc, taking 2 months now, fishy rectal odor still here, if hemrrhoids my next move should be ?

Anal fissure: Anal fissures cause pain and bleed with bowel movements. Odor and drainage, while possible, are more common with hemorrhoids. An exam under anesthesia (due to the pain issue) will be a benefit as your surgeon will be able to repair the fissure and hemorrhoids at the same time. Okay to get in for a surgery consult. Good luck. ...Read more