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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
Do I have to see a dr. To get proctofoam? At onetime here in az it was an OTC medicine.Where can I order this if at all possible?Thank you...
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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
Yes, but: There are many appetite suppressants on the market but you must be very careful. Do not try any of them without first speaking to your physician. They can often raise your blood pressure which would be a problem with hypertensives.. Ask first before you do anything. 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