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Not much!: Some of the compounds in prep h will reduce edema (part of the swelling in external hemorrhoids), but chronic (ie. Of long duration) hemorrhoids will hardly budge. Some prescription meds may offer more help, but only your doctor can differentiate what might help, so go see him/her! ...Read more
Banding: See prictilogist for rubber banding of hemorrhoids ...Read more
Had piles for 3 weeks. Used various creams suppositories sitz baths n changed diet. Shrunk but not gone. Still abit painful, what now?
Care of hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are a dilation and swelling of the expandable tissue around the rectal opening. Non operative treatment is recommended, and includes a bowel regimen (fiber, stool softners, laxatices to goal of 2 soft bowel movements daily) local sauves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungals, other) and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). Surgery only if above fails. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms?: Depends on what you have already tried. The first things are conservative including infcreasing fluid and fiber in diet to ensure that you bms are soft, losing weight, limiting the time sitting on the toilet. Flare ups are then treated with creams, ointments. If still a problem you could try banding and finally excision/ligatiom. Surgery is really the only definitive treatment for this. ...Read more
They may shrink : Everyone had hemorrhoid veins. When such veins become inflamed, swollen, itching, bleeding, protruding/prolapsing or thrombosed then known as hemorrhoidal disease or complicated hemorrhoids. Sitz baths, avoiding prolonged sitting or straining on toilet, excessive wiping or irritating tp, topical ointments can all relieve symptoms when mild. New pills may help (vasculera). Irc, banding & surgery. ...Read more
What to do if I have small internal hemorrhoids and i really want to get ridconstipation, will that make the hemorrhoids shrink?
4 yr. ago I had hemorrhoid surgery. Now I have an hemorrhoid in the same place, is there anything I can to AT HOME to make it shrink back to normal?
Yes: It depends on the size and degree of hemorrhoids. Smaller ones will respond to treatment. Witch-hazel wipes or preparation H can reduce size and symptoms as will warm baths. Most importantly is avoiding making them worse. A high fiber diet with fiber supplementation, ensure lots of water intake, avoid excessive strainig with bowel movements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aspirin isn't likely: To have a significant impact on shrinking your hemorrhoids. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in bathtub w warm water. There needs to be enough water to submerge anal area. Soak for about 15 minutes – several times a day. An alternative is placing ¼ cup of witch hazel ; warm water in a basin. Soak for at least 15 mins, at least twice a day. There are a number of over-the-counter meds too. ...Read more
Shrink vs remove: External hemorrhoids hurt when inflamed. Creams, ointments can help with flareups as can avoiding constipation by keeping your fluid and fiber up and dropping weight if obese. Still, these things do not remove the hemorrhoid. If a continuing problem or if acutely painful (thrombosed) then excision with surgery is the answer. This can be done as an outpatient. Good luck. Feel better soon. ...Read more
I've had an external hemorrhoid for 1 wk. it has shrunk a lot. Now have tailbone pain and red line in between cheeks. What could cause this?
Will my external hemorrhoid ever disappear and shrink completely? Or will there always be a tiny bit left/skin tag, etc.
Do external hemorrhoids shrink & disappear completely? Or is there always a tiny bit left outside, or a skin tag, etc.
Usually: Does not disappear completely, if you look carefully enough in form of a small skin tag. ...Read more
Are there any pulmonary concerns i should have while waiting for a thrombosed external hemorrhoid to go away? thromboembolism? It has began to shrink.
No: Unless you have a clotting disorder there is no reason you should be concerned for thromboembolism to the lungs after a thrombosed hemorrhoid. ...Read more