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Prolapsed Hemorrhoid Treatment
Usually bleeding : Bursting of hemorrhoids is equal to tearing open blood vessels. It may be able to stop on its own or surgery might be needed. If it stops, nothing else is needed. High fiber diet is the key to avoid more complications. Rarely, u can have infection and this may need antibiotics or surgery or both. If there is persistent pain, bleeding, fever/chills etc, u need to call ur doctor. ...Read more
Hemorrhoid Treatment: Many cases of hemorrhoids can be treated with ointments and/or suppositories and stool softeners, without the need for surgery. Any type physician can prescribe these medications. When the hemorrhoids are severe and require surgery, this is usually performed by a general surgeon or a colo-rectal surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is daflon a safe and affective option for hemorrhoid treatment? Where (in the usa) and what brand is recommended if so?
R U certain of Dx?: Hemorrhoids are classified as internal (which bleed and protrude) or external (which can cause pain when thrombosed). Pain from thrombosed hemorrhoids respond well to sitz baths; if ineffective, minor surgery is necessary. Internal hemorrhoids don't cause pain; these are often confused with fissures, which can be quite painful, yet responsive to medication +/- surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I use horse cheatnut ointment for an external hemorrhoid and should it specifically be for hemorrhoid treatment or can it be plain cream?
I would not.: No mention of external application here: http://naturaldatabase.therapeuticresearch.com/nd/PrintVersion.aspx?id=1055&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 or here, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aesculus_hippocastanum#Medical_uses so try a better studied treatment, like Preparation H, if it is available where you live or see Doc. Better to spend money on well-studied treatments that are known to help. ...Read more
Is daflon effective for hemorrhoid treatment and is it safe to take when you have untreated stage 1 hypertension?
Hemorrhoids: Daflon 500, a phlebotonic medicine, is used as treatment for hemorrhoids and venous illnesses. This drug is not for sale in the United States. There should be no contraindication for hypertensives, but contact the pharmaceutical company website. http://www.ehow.com/facts_7202333_daflon-500_.html#ixzz2gilgv4xj. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had a intermittent internal hemorrhoid for 2 year now, but it now keeps prolapsing soon after it's pushed back into place. Any home treatments?
Sits bath and reduce: Constipation that causes this to begin with. Hard stools don't help prevent hemmohoids. You may need to go to a proctologist if it's too large to reduce, because its basically like a vericose vein by the time it gets over dilated. The high intrathoracic pressure to create the Vasalva maneuver to have BMs may have been going on too long. See your PCP for evaluation, and referral.Drink more liquids! ...Read more
I am in severe pain when I walk I have been diagnosed with a prolapsed hemorrhoid and it hurts a lot when I walk is that normal?
Yes see doctor: A prolapsed hemorrhoid is not an emergency usually. But it can be treated and will only get worse. You are young but most likely sit on the toilet too long or have a sedentary life style. Until treated you should not let it stay prolapsed so reduce it. Use sitz baths to keep clean after every bowel movement. Call your doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more
No necessarily: Prolapsed or external hemorrhoids are not an emergency - although thrombosed hemorrhoids may be extremely painful and might require incision and drainage. You should have these evaluated to make sure that they are indeed hemorrhoids. A variety of otc and prescription treatments are available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different conditions: Rectal prolapse involves the abnormal movement of the lining of the rectum to outside the anus. Hemorrhoid are dilated veins in the anus and rectum. Either condition may result in discomfort near the rectum or rectal bleeing. Rectal prolapse may require surgical treatment, hemmorrhoids can be treated with creams, placement of bands or surgery if severe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I tell the difference between a hemorrhoid and a mucosal (partial) prolapse through self examination?
Why is there so much written in medical info saying internal hemorrhoids (not prolapse) do not cause pain when they most certainly do!
Blaming Medicine: First, none of us here wrote that literature. Second, I do not know one physician who would tell you that hemorrhoids do not hurt. Third, we are not here to be yelled at. It works best for one to come with symptoms and ask for advice or solutions. Please use this board with respect. We are here volunteering our time to be of service. ...Read more
I have grade 4 external and internal prolapsed hemorrhoids for 5 years. Nothing works. What else can I try to alleviate the discomfort?
HEMORRHOIDS: 1. Sitting in a few inches of warm water three times a day for 15 to 20 minutes may help decrease the inflammation of the hemorrhoids. 2. Increased fluid intake and dietary fiber (roughage) will decrease the potential for constipation and lessen the pressure on the rectum and anus during a bowel movement, minimizing further swelling, discomfort, and bleeding. Dietary fiber supplements may also hel ...Read more
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