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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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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...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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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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Can hemorrhoids cause vaginal swelling?

Should not: Should not cause vaginal swelling. Would see your gyn. ...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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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!
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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 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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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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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