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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for rectal swelling?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for rectal swelling?

Evaluation: If the swelling is due to infection and no abscess is present antibiotics are appropriate, hoiwever if there is an abscess or fistula, surgery is the treatment of choice. If in doubt see a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for rectal swelling?

Evaluation: If the swelling is due to infection and no abscess is present antibiotics are appropriate, hoiwever if there is an abscess or fistula, surgery is the treatment of choice. If in doubt see a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Rectal bleed and swelling... Painful what are the medications suggested for pain relief?

Rectal bleed and swelling... Painful what are the medications suggested for pain relief?

What do you have?: Bleeding per rectum may originate in the anal canal, the rectum, or further up the line. Frequent anal sources of bleeding include hemorrhoids & fissures, that may respond to modifying stool texture (fiber, softeners) and topical agents, or require further intervention. Similar bleeds can be seen with anal & rectal cancer, infections, ischemic colitis, diverticular bleeds, inflammatory bowel, etc. ...Read more

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I hve rectal smell.No swelling.But i see litle discharge not sure if this is sweating.Should I use anti boitic which girls use to stop vaginal smell:?

I hve rectal smell.No swelling.But i see litle discharge not sure if this is sweating.Should I use anti boitic which girls use to stop vaginal smell:?

No - Don't use that: As a general rule, don't self prescribe antibiotics. Also, if they are prescribed to girls for a uro-genital infection, the reduced bad smell is from the absence of infection, not the drug. Just clean with soap ; water or baby oil. Consider diet choices too. Try not to worry if there is no other symptom. ...Read more

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What is rectal prolapse vs hemorroids and anal swelling?

What is rectal prolapse vs hemorroids and anal swelling?

Rectal prolapse: Is where the entire rectum protrudes through the anus, hemmoroids will just be individual bulges of dilated blood vessels. If there are multiple hemmorhoids the difference can be hard to feel and has to be seen by experienced eyes. ...Read more

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My gastroenterologist prescribed a compounded "woodwards rectal cream" for my hemorrhoid pain/swelling. What does this topical cream consist of?

My gastroenterologist prescribed a compounded "woodwards rectal cream" for my hemorrhoid pain/swelling. What does this topical cream consist of?

Ingredients: Sorry, i can't find that particular compound, but the active ingredients should be listed on the packaging, and your local pharmacist or your doctor should be able to answer any questions you may have. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am having rectal bleeding and stomache pain with swelling on my right side. I am 37. I saw a digestive doc and had a CT scan showed cystandalotbowel?

I am having rectal bleeding and stomache pain with swelling on my right side. I am 37. I saw a digestive doc and had a CT scan showed cystandalotbowel?

Cystandalotbowel: Please clarify what was seen on the CT scan. "cystandalotbowel" doesn't help me know what was seen on your CT. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Week1/2 late for my period. Not on bitrh control. Have vaginal swelling/itching, cramping, lite rectal bleed. Had fever, but its gone. What could it be?

Week1/2 late for my period. Not on bitrh control. Have vaginal swelling/itching, cramping, lite rectal bleed. Had fever, but its gone. What could it be?

See an OB/GYN: None of these things are either good or normal. Impossible to diagnose without history and physical and possibly some testing. Suggest you see a physician asap, particularly for the rectal bleeding. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more