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What do you recommend for really bad hemorrhoids?

What do you recommend for really bad hemorrhoids?

Sitz baths: For really bad hemorrhoids you need to decrease the inflammation and keep it clean. Keeping it clean involves sitz baths. Do this after every bowel movement. This is basically cleaning you bottom with warm water for a short period. It cleans and helps decrease inflammation. Do not sit on the toilet to read. If really bad see a proctologist, colorectal surgeon.

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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I believe I have prostitis. I have really bad hemorrhoids.

I believe I have prostitis. I have really bad hemorrhoids.

Exam: Have your doctor assess both your hemrrhoids and your prostate. You may need suppositories and antibiotics. All the best.

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I have a really bad hemorrhoid. What's a quick way of getting rid of it?

I have a really bad hemorrhoid. What's a quick way of getting rid of it?

No shortcuts: You must be examined to determine therapy. If severe, surgery is indicated. If moderate, the use of Rx crams (Anusol HC), Proctofoam will help. I always suggest sitz baths 4x/day for 15 minutes: 1-2 lbs of Epsom salts in 4-6 inches of very warm (not hot) water and soak your bottom as noted. In the end, you will need a rectal exam to check for internal and external hemorrhoids.

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Hard to poop. When poop comes out it comes out fine but when I close my hole it hurts really bad. Internal hemorrhoid? If so what can I do to treat it

Hard to poop. When poop comes out it comes out fine but when I close my hole it hurts really bad. Internal hemorrhoid? If so what can I do to treat it

Fiber!: Constipation may have many causes, but is most often relieved with fiber smpplementation. There are many bran cereals (look at fiver content on label, choose cereal with high fiber content), can add raisins, eat daily, beans are high in fiber, or can choose supplement like metamucil to take daily. Drink lots of water, exercise. Often when you treat constipation, hemorrhoid sx improve.

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I have a hemorrhoid from coughing so bad it hurts and looks pink will it go away and how long? It even hurts it when I cough

I have a hemorrhoid from coughing so bad it hurts and looks pink will it go away and how long? It even hurts it when I cough

Couple of days: Sounds just inflamed. Would just treat it conservatively. Sitz baths, stool softeners and over the counter anesthetic creams. In rare cases it may be a thrombosed (clotted) hemorrhoid. If so, these will last longer and can be incredibly painful and my require evacuation of the clot

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Can a bad hemorrhoid make you constipated?

Can a bad hemorrhoid make you constipated?

Yes: Yes it can - due to pain, you learn not to go for a bowel movement often, so you risk getting constipated.

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Why are my hemorrhoids itching so bad at night?

Why are my hemorrhoids itching so bad at night?

Diet: It is likely something in your diet. Stop using your current toilet paper and use hygienic wipes. Tronolane cream can help as well.

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I have very bad hemorrhoids and due for a colonoscopy. Should I get them taken care of prior to this procedure?

I have very bad hemorrhoids and due for a colonoscopy. Should I get them taken care of prior to this procedure?

If you're due 4 a-: -colonoscopy now, I would do that first. It may be quite a while after a hi I procedure, & they are not going 2 kill you, but an undiagnosed colon cancer can.

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I have a bad case of hemorrhoids. I can see and feel them. I've had them before, but this time I have a lot of mucus. Could this be more?

I have a bad case of hemorrhoids. I can see and feel them. I've had them before, but this time I have a lot of mucus. Could this be more?

Could be: The symptoms you've described could well be due to hemorrhoids, but there are other possibilities as well. If this is an ongoing problem, you should see a colorectal surgeon who can diagnose the problem and explain your options.

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I'm bound up, but have hemorrhoids that are badly swollen. I feel that I need to go. But can't pass anything. It is becoming very painful.?

I'm bound up, but have hemorrhoids that are badly swollen. I feel that I need to go. But can't pass anything. It is becoming very painful.?

Try this: Eat 1 cup of Fiber One (original) cereal (28 grams of fiber, 120 calories) daily. To make it more palatable, try adding fresh or frozen blueberries or strawberries. Sugar or sweetener may help too. Expect a nice, bulky soft stool beginning in 2-4 days. Meanwhile, try sitting in a warm tub with epsom salts for at least 15 minutes at least twice a day till the hemorrhoids are better.

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Why is caffeine bad for internal hemorrhoids?

Why is caffeine bad for internal hemorrhoids?

Stimulates straining: I know of nothing that says caffeine makes hemorrhoids worse. But caffeine does stimulate the colon to contract and increase blood flow in the hemorrhoid--making them larger only if they are already present.

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It stings bad when I wipe with wet one. I do have a hemorrhoid or fissure. Which is worse?

It stings bad when I wipe with wet one. I do have a hemorrhoid or fissure. Which is worse?

Fissure is painful: Most of the time fissure is located near tail bone, usually single with small skin tag, very painful, small amount of fresh blood after deification. Seen in young adults most of the time will heal in few wks to months. Hemorrhoids painless in early stages, bleed a lot, late stages can not be reduced, very painful, you may have a fissure see your physician make sure no tumor.

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I have a hemorrhoid that is hurting bad. Is lidocaine creme not ok to put on it...I am in pain preparation h not working?

See a surgeon: If it isn't getting better with local measures, you likely need a minor local procedure to relieve a clot in the hemorrhoid. Sitz baths can help as well.

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The other night I was in the bathroom for an hour and the next morning I had bad pains by my anus it hurts when I stand or sit is it hemorrhoids?

The other night I was in the bathroom for an hour and the next morning I had bad pains by my anus it hurts when I stand or sit is it hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids: External hemorrhoids are mainly symptomatic (painful) when they develop a small blood clot (thrombosis). This is usually treated with Sitz baths, NSAIDS and occasionally a minor office procedure to remove clot. You can read more excellent patient advice here, just enter the following into the search bar: bit. Ly/1vNeGSm Topical lidocaine ointment OTC may help pain. Avoid constipation.

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What to do if I might have an internal hemorrhoid, it doesn't hurt to bad, just an annoyance and is itching. Can internal hemorrhoids be dangerous?

What to do if I might have an internal hemorrhoid, it doesn't hurt to bad, just an annoyance and is itching. Can internal hemorrhoids be dangerous?

Not usually: Internal hemorrhoids often bleed especially from hard stools. Preparation H, Anusol HC suppositories or equivalent for the itching. Bulk stool softeners like metamucil to promote well formed, soft, bulky stool to lessen trauma to the hemorrhoids.

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I have a thrombosed external hemorrhoid and no insurance. It hurts very bad. Would it be in my best interest to just go to an er or use home remides?

I have a thrombosed external hemorrhoid and no insurance. It hurts very bad. Would it be in my best interest to just go to an er or use home remides?

Here are some...: Ideally, go to see professionals/ But, you may watch and see if the degree and area of the pain do not worsen/extend with no fever/chill, you may use hemorrhoid-related OTC remedies + normalize BM through self-care. If not as stated, see doc soon. To put all related things together correctly for good care can be done easily by following info in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best..

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Is anal sex a bad idea if you have hemorrhoid?

Yes: A hemorrhoid is a swollen vein, usually with a clot in it, in the area of the anus. Having anal sex will irritated the hemorrhoid, cause pain, possibly bleeding and probably delay the healing. If the hemorrhoids are old, chronic and non tender, then anal sex may or may not aggravate them.

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Hemorrhoids pain? I have pretty bad hemorrhoids to the point were I can't sit or sleep doc gave me some ointment. Still hurts any tips or advice?

Hemorrhoids pain? I have pretty bad hemorrhoids to the point were I can't sit or sleep doc gave me some ointment. Still hurts any tips or advice?

Could be: At times very painful. Control of constipation use of strong hemorrhoidal topicals especially those with steroids and strong pain med. Failurr of conservative treatment is an indication for surgery

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For a doctor that knows about hemorrhoids. So I get hemorrhoids like 2-5 times each year. Well I got a little rash on one side of my butt cheeks. It is not really bad, however it itches. I did a little research and read that it could have been caused from

For a doctor that knows about hemorrhoids. So I get hemorrhoids like 2-5 times each year. Well I got a little rash on one side of my butt cheeks. It is not really bad, however it itches. I did a little research and read that it could have been caused from

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are a common problem, which result from increased pressure in the veins of the anus causing the veins to swell, making them itchy and painful (particularly if the hemorrhoid clots, also known as thrombosis). Occasionally bright red blood on toilet tissue, stool, or in the toilet bowl can be seen, particularly after passage of a hard stool. The most common cause is straining during bowel movements due to constipation. Hemorrhoid can also be a manifestation of more serious disease, such as liver cirrhosis. Hemorrhoids may exist either inside or outside the body - internal hemorrhoids occur just inside the anus, at the beginning of the rectum, whereas external hemorrhoids occur at the anal opening and may hang outside the anus, these can be detected by examining the anal area to see if tissue is protruding outside of the anus. I am not sure that the rash you describe is due to hemorrhoids. While you don't state whether the rash is painful, raised or warm (which would more indicate the presence of an infection), I would guess that the irritation is due to non-specific inflammation. The intensity of anal itching and the amount of inflammation increases from the direct trauma of scratching and the presence of moisture. At its most intense, anal itching causes intolerable discomfort that often is described as burning and soreness. Anal itching can be caused by irritating chemicals in the foods we eat, such as are found in spices, hot sauces, and peppers. In addition, continuous moisture in the anus can be worsened by caused by frequent liquid stools, diarrhea, or escape of small amounts of stool (incontinence). Moisture increases the possibility of infections of the anus, especially yeast, particularly in patients with diabetes mellitus. I would suggest that you take a shower or bath every day, dry the area very carefully. To that you can add astringents, which promotes dryness of the skin, which in turn helps relieve burning, itching, and pain. Examples of astringents include: calamine 5% to 25% zinc oxide 5% to 25% (calmol 4, nupercainal, tronolane), witch hazel 10% to 50% (fleet medicated, tucks, witch hazel hemorrhoidal pads) analgesic products are local anesthetic products, relieve pain, itching, and burning by depressing receptors on pain nerves. Examples of analgesics include: menthol 0.1% to 1.0% (greater than 1.0% is not recommended), camphor 0.1% to 3% (greater than 3% is not recommended), juniper tar 1% to 5%. Lastly, corticosteroids reduce inflammation and can relieve itching, but should not be used for more than short periods of a few days to two weeks. Only products with weak corticosteroid effects are available over-the-counter should be used.

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