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What are some home remedies for an internal hemorrhoid?

What are some home remedies for an internal hemorrhoid?

Watch your diet: Drink a lot of fluids, avoid constipation and straining. Eat healthy and avoid fast foods. Take a stool softener if the stool is on the hard side. For burning and discomfort you can use prep h. Soaking your bottom in water also helps. If you have been dealing with constipation for a long time contact your primary doc as you may need further workup. ...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 have internal hemorrhoids but it appears one is becoming "external". What is treatment? I can actually push it back in but it doesn't want to stay

I have internal hemorrhoids but it appears one is becoming "external". What is treatment?  I can actually push it back in but it doesn't want to stay

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are normal veins that can become enlarged, uncomfortable, or bleed with constipation. See a General Surgeon who performs hemorrhoid treatment procedures or a Colon-rectal Surgery specialist to see what you have & what your treatment options are. ...Read more

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What would be a highly effective internal hemorrhoids treatment ?

What would be a highly effective internal hemorrhoids treatment ?

Variable: It depends on size and location of the hemorrhoids. Prevention at home by avoiding constipation & avoid straining at toilet. Banding in the office for smaller internal hemorrhoids. Surgical options are hemorrhoid removal or hemorrhoid stapling procedures for larger hemorrhoids that may be both internal and external hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Can there be an oral treatment for internal hemorrhoids?

Can there be an oral treatment for internal hemorrhoids?

Sure: To reduce the swelling of internal hemorrhoids, you can take fiber therapy or stool softeners to keep your stool soft. Both are over the counter (colace, benefiber, etc) hemorrhoids are aggravated by straining and hard stools. External disease or symptoms such as burning, itching can be treated with witch hazel locally and sitz baths with epsom salts. ...Read more

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Is there a radical treatment without surgery for internal hemorrhoids. thanks?

Is there a radical treatment without surgery for internal hemorrhoids.  thanks?

Lots of options, but: "healing" depends on whether the original cause for hemorrhoids persists. Have you been straining at stool, have rectal dysfunction, perform an activity that increases pelvic engorgement with blood or increases pelvic pressure (heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, etc.)? Have your hemorrhoids been surgically or medically managed (& with otc or prescription drugs)? Are you sure they're hemorrhoids? ...Read more

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This treatment is usually performed on internal hemorrhoids, but it can be effective on external hemorrhoids as well?

This treatment is usually performed on internal hemorrhoids, but it can be effective on external hemorrhoids as well?

No: Internal hemorrhoids do not have pain fibers like the skin does overlying the external ones. It will cause excruciating pain. It will like getting sharply pinched constantly around ur anus 24/7. Healing may also differ as it may cause spasm on internal sphincter that can add to prolong pain. ...Read more

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What will a colonrectal surgeon do for internal hemorrhoids? What types of treatment?

What will a colonrectal surgeon do for internal hemorrhoids? What types of treatment?

Surgery, or not: We all have hemorrhoids. Unfortunately, in some of us, hemorrhoidal tissue can become inflamed and/or bleed. Internal hemorrhoids tend to bleed. The treatments are either local nonoperative therapy, ligating with rubber bands, or operation. Make sure you see a good CR surgeon. Good news is: your problem has a solution. ...Read more

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Been seeing a colon rectal surgeon for internal hemorrhoids, had banding and laser treatment but still having rectal pain when I push to go to the bathroom. Could it be from the procedure or proctitis?

Been seeing a colon rectal surgeon for internal hemorrhoids, had banding and laser treatment but still having rectal pain when I push to go to the bathroom. Could it be from the procedure or proctitis?

Hemorrhoid: Anal area is a very sensitive area, It may take upto 3 months after the procedure to feel close to normal, if pain persist have yourself examined by your surgeon. ...Read more

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Will internal hemorrhoids and/or anal tears due to constipation heal without treatment?

Will internal hemorrhoids and/or anal tears due to constipation heal without treatment?

No!: treatment might consist in a diet full in fiber or surgery. Consultation with your family physician or a colo-rectal surgeon for additional information. ...Read more

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Which is more effective and common treatment for internal hemorrhoids inflammation: canasa 1000 mg suppository or anusol hc 2.5% cream. Thanks.

Which is more effective  and common treatment for internal hemorrhoids inflammation: canasa 1000 mg suppository or anusol hc 2.5% cream. Thanks.

Canasa/Anusol: To treat internal hemorrhoid, i would recommend Anusol Hc 2.5% cream instead of canasa. Canasa enema is used to treat inflammation on the left side of the colon in ulcerative colitis. Suggest high fiber diet with diet supplement (goal of 25-30 grams per day), adequate hydration, avoid straining, avoid soap at anal area. If all failed, hemorrhoidal banding or other modalities. ...Read more