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Proctofoam Hc Medication
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.?
Been taking proctofoam hc for few months now, its noted after while of use it can possibly get in bloodstream, if it does can it cause rashes on face?
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
Well, I'm taking proctofoam hc for rectal symptoms, ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) (birth control), and culturelle (probiotic). Can this be dangerous to my health?
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?
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
Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more
Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more
Dose??: If you mean is the dose too high we must narrow it down to what type of medication. All medications have side effects- many of which are associated with excessive dosing. Speak to your primary physician or pharmacist about the specific medication. ...Read more
No: Not every medication makes people darker. Drug-induced skin pigmentation is however often seen. Pigmentation may be induced by many drugs. The primary drugs implicated include antipsychotic drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), phenytoin, antimalarials, amiodarone, cytotoxic drugs, tetracyclines, and heavy metals. ...Read more
That is a very: Patient specific question and will have to addressed by your cardiologist. It will depend on whether you had just angioplasty, or also a stent. If stent what type. And your other health issues. Talk to your doc. ...Read more