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How much does preparation h shrink your piles?

How much does preparation h shrink your piles?

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

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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Had piles for 3 weeks. Used various creams suppositories sitz baths n changed diet. Shrunk but not gone. Still abit painful, what now?

Had piles for 3 weeks. Used various creams suppositories sitz baths n changed diet. Shrunk but not gone. Still abit painful, what now?

Wait will get better: Take plenty of fluids, high fiber diet, stool softeners, and local care you will get better soon, make sure they are only hemorrhoids ( piles ) by checking with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I visible shrink a hemorrhoid?

How can I visible shrink a hemorrhoid?

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 more

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How can you shrink hemorrhoids?

How can you shrink hemorrhoids?

Depends: Minor hemorrhoids can be "shrunk" with proper diet and fluids, avoiding caffeine excess, and correcting diarrhea or constipation issues. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the best possible way to shrink hemorrhoids?

Can you please tell me the best possible way to shrink hemorrhoids?

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

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Can hemorrhoids shrink or go away on their own or is surgery required to remove them?

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

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What to do if I have small internal hemorrhoids and i really want to get ridconstipation, will that make the hemorrhoids shrink?

What to do if I have small internal hemorrhoids and i really want to get ridconstipation, will that make the hemorrhoids shrink?

Yes: If hemorrhoid a are small, treat the constipation. Increase your fluid intake. Reduce cheese and dairy. Increase fibre, fresh fruits, and fresh vegetables. ...Read more

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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 more

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