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I am experiencing severe hemorrhoids, Constant pain and bad swelling. Need to poop but don't know if I should? Also don't know how to reduce the swelling, it feels like its. Gonna pop

I am experiencing severe hemorrhoids, Constant pain and bad swelling. Need to poop but don't know if I should? Also don't know how to reduce the swelling, it feels like its. Gonna pop

Rx suggested: You should eat at high fiber foods, use topical hemorrhoid ointments available over the counter at the pharmacy, soak in warm sitz baths, and take pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen as prescribed on the package. More extensive treatments such as rubber band ligation, sclerotherapy, laser treatment, or surgery may be considered by a primary care physician in a clinic. ...Read more

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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Is it possible for you to have swelling on perineum from hemorrhoids?

Is it possible for you to have swelling on perineum from hemorrhoids?

Not likely: Unless it is infected, which is not common. Please have your doctor look for other conditions that is causing the swelling. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause vaginal swelling?

Can hemorrhoids cause vaginal swelling?

Should not: Should not cause vaginal swelling. Would see your gyn. ...Read more

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How long the external hemorrhoids swelling last?

Hemorrhoid pain: External hemorrhoids thrombose (blood clotting in them) causing stretching of the tissue and pain. If nothing is done, the swelling and pain can last up to 2 weeks. Softening stool, preventing loose stools, sitz baths, and healing ointments (not prep-h) help relieve the pain. Opening the hem and extracting the clots of blood will also shorten the recovery. ...Read more

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How does witch hazel work on hemorrhoid swelling?

How does witch hazel work on hemorrhoid swelling?

Witch Hazel: Witch hazel is a plant extract which was used medicinally by American Indians. It has astringent & antioxidant qualities & has been used to reduce swelling. Witch hazel products that do not contain alcohol may be gentler on the skin. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause swelling in the groin?

Can hemorrhoids cause swelling in the groin?

No: Hemorrhoids are normal veins in the anal canal and would not be related to groin swelling. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can vaginal swelling and irritation be from hemorrhoids?

Hello docs. I was wondering can vaginal swelling and irritation be from hemorrhoids?

Very Unlikely: Hemorrhoids are usually very local to the anal area. If you have vaginal symptoms as well you should visit someone to evaluate what is going on. ...Read more

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My hemorrhoids are so swollen it's almost impossible to go to the bathroom. What can I take to make the swelling to go down. I've tried everything! ?

My hemorrhoids are so swollen it's almost impossible to go to the bathroom. What can I take to make the swelling to go down. I've tried everything! ?

Steroid cream: Have your doctor give you script for Anusol HC cream. Twice daily for 2 weeks. Sitz baths after BM. More fiber and water, to make BM easier to move. ...Read more

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I have a hemorrhoid and swelling in my right lymph nodes on my groin. Are they connected?

I have a hemorrhoid and swelling in my right lymph nodes on my groin. Are they connected?

Yes, possible: If you have ano-rectal infections groin lymph nodes can get enlarged as anal canal drains to this area from infections to the tumors, visit your doctor for check up ...Read more

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I'm 51yrs old, I have hemorrhoids, and I just discovered a swelling underneath the skin in my groin area. What us this, and is it related?

Hmmmm: Probably not related. It could be a swollen lymph node, a hernia, a cyst. At your age you need to see a doctor. ...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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Due to hemorrhoid swelling after BM may I space Fleet enemas out 1.5 hrs apart prior to a flex sig to avoid potential damage/bleeding; be cleaned out?

Due to hemorrhoid swelling after BM may I space Fleet enemas out 1.5 hrs apart prior to a flex sig to avoid potential damage/bleeding; be cleaned out?

Yes you may: There is nothing fixed about the interval between Fleets enemas. Do what is comfortable and repeat till it is clean inside. Do not eat any solid foods for 12 hours before the sigmoidoscopy. ...Read more

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I have hemorrhoid symptoms (anal mucus, swelling, slight itch/crawling sensation every once in awhile, sores that come and go) but don't see hemorrhoi?

I have hemorrhoid symptoms (anal mucus, swelling, slight itch/crawling sensation every once in awhile, sores that come and go) but don't see hemorrhoi?

Anal itching: May be hemorrhoids could be internal so you don't see them, may also be pinworms, psoriasis, diarrhea STD, residual stool after BM. Would f/u /w/ doc /urgent care to look consider anuscopy.


http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/anal-itching/basics/causes/CON-20023539 ...Read more

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Can you take naproxen to bring down swelling of a hemorrhoid?

Can you take naproxen to bring down swelling of a hemorrhoid?

Yes, but: Naproxen will certainly help with the pain and to some degree, the inflammation of the hemorrhoids. It is only recommended for symptomatic relief and should not be taken for a long time. Other measures are sitz bath, creams, suppositories, stool softeners and surgery. See your pcp to discuss your options. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed 4 weeks ago, my hemorrhoid is swelling and bleeds every time I have bowl movement.?

I had my gallbladder removed 4 weeks ago, my hemorrhoid is swelling and bleeds every time I have bowl movement.?

Rectal bleeding: 50% of people have more frequent and looser stools after having their gallbladder removed. This can translate into hemorrhoidal irritation and bleeding. Usually this diarrhea gets better but if it doesnt, there is a prescription powder that can help. This being said, if you haven't had your colon cleared by colonoscopy, you should have at age 45 with bleeding. ...Read more

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External Hemorrhoids after the swelling goes down do I push it back in? Do I leave it. I eat a lot of fiber and workout. I do try to push out my stool

External Hemorrhoids after the swelling goes down do I push it back in? Do I leave it. I eat a lot of fiber and workout. I do try to push out my stool

It stay out: External hemorrhoid stay out, you do not have to push it back. You need to avoid straining and long sitting in the toilet, you can sit in the bath tub filled with warm water, if still bother you see a surgeon ...Read more

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I have external hemorrhoids can I crush up ibuprofen and make it a paste and put it directly on my hemorrhoids to make the swelling go down?

I have external hemorrhoids can I crush up ibuprofen and make it a paste and put it directly on my hemorrhoids to make the swelling go down?

Below: Difficult to give answer without an exam to determine what and if treatment is needed.

suggest making apt to see your DR and get accurate treatment information. ...Read more

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I have external hemorrhoids can I crush up ibuprofen and make it a paste and put it directly on my hemorrhoids to make the swelling go down?

I have external hemorrhoids can I crush up ibuprofen and make it a paste and put it directly on my hemorrhoids to make the swelling go down?

No: Ibuprofen pills have ingredient fillers to compound the pill during pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Not for topical use.
You can take the ibuprofen by mouth w food it may help the swelling. ...Read more

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Got checked by Doc. Mentioned no anal fissures. Very small ("tiny" as she said) external hemorrhoid. Little to no swelling internal. Can I have sex w/bf?

Got checked by Doc. Mentioned no anal fissures. Very small ("tiny" as she said) external hemorrhoid. Little to no swelling internal. Can I have sex w/bf?

Probably: Not entirely clear what issue was that you were seen for--from data provided, it appears you had some type of anal lesion ultimately diagnosed as "external hemorrhoid." If this is accurate, no reason to avoid intimacy other than avoiding anal penetration as this may worsen your primary complaint. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a swelling enlarged near my anus during bowel movement. No itchy, bleeding or pain. Is that hemorrhoids, will it go away on its own?

Hi, I have a swelling enlarged near my anus during bowel movement. No itchy, bleeding or pain. Is that hemorrhoids, will it go away on its own?

Could be: It is not uncommon to have hemorrhoids that bulge when you push for a bowel movement. Does it go away when you are done? Read the excellent answers on hemorrhoids to see how to prevent their worsening or lessen the symptoms. If not sure, see an md. ...Read more

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Abdom. Swelling pain and blood in stool. Change in bowels. Dr found 1small polyp in stomach and colon 2mm. Said I have hemorrhoids & ibs. Should I be worried?

Abdom. Swelling pain and blood in stool. Change in bowels. Dr found 1small polyp in stomach and colon 2mm. Said I have hemorrhoids & ibs. Should I be worried?

No: You had the proper work up for those complaints and the findings are consistent. If things change or worsen the only additional thing that could add more information is a ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis which would visualize things the scopes can't see. ...Read more

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Will garlic help the swelling and burning in hemorroids?

Will garlic help the swelling and burning in hemorroids?

Hemmorhoids: I have not heard of that being used
usually we use topical steroids

also, it is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to either constipation or diarrhea.
Hemorrhoids should be evaluated by a colo-rectal or general surgeon

you will require dietary, bathroom habit modifications and sometimes office based procedures if medical management is ineffective such as sitz baths, creams. ...Read more

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Are external hemorroids usually itchy? How long does it take for the swelling to go away?

Are external hemorroids usually itchy? How long does it take for the swelling to go away?

Yes, 2 weeks or more: Yes, external hemorrhoids are usually itchy, but the skin there is very thin and they may bleed. After non-operative management is started (drinking 6-8 glasses of water, eating high fiber diet, avoiding constipation, doing sitz baths), the swelling should start decreasing gradually but should become noticeable at about 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Could by forcing thing into your rectum cause it to have some large swelling appear. Similar to hemoriod?

Could by forcing thing into your rectum cause it to have some large swelling appear. Similar to hemoriod?

Yes: Traumatic insertion of anything into any bodily orifice can easily result in harm, and a hemorrhoid is likely what you are describing. If it doesn't go away shortly, see your local physician to get it checked out, and don't be bashful telling them what happened--they've probably heard it all before! ...Read more

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Hemmeroid burst. And shrunk down to almost nothing, however this happened before and it swelled back up? Any way to stop it from swelling back up?

Hemmeroid burst. And shrunk down to almost nothing, however this happened before and it swelled back up? Any way to stop it from swelling back up?

Manage it / prevent: Avoid straining. Keep BMs soft and regular. High fiber diet. Topical creams and warm soaks / sits baths if starts to flare. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more