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Smoking And Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids: Alcohol intake, especially excessive, can lead to dehydration. This exacerbates hemorrhoids due to hard stool. Smoking (nicotine) is a potent stimulator of bowel function, and can aggravate hemorrhoidal pain or bleeding with frequent bowel movement. Everything in moderation. Avoid these if you are suffering from hemorrhoids, and start fiber and otc medications. See your doctor. ...Read more
Using the patch to quit smoking and on occasion, the ecig. Along with normal symptoms, increased thirst, occasional burning when i urinate(mild) and i think maybe a small hemorrhoid i can't see.
Smoking cessation: Good job quitting smoking, the best decision you can make. Keep trying. Your other symptoms sound unrelated to quitting smoking. For hemorrhoid, exercise daily, eat 6 prunes daily. For burning when you urinate, please see physician to check for infection. ...Read more
Quitting smoking, noticed constipation increase and a hemorrhoid coming on. Taking miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily but not helping too much. Advice? I'm miserable?
The best cure is prevention. Once you have hemorrhoids the best advice is to minimize them. Do not sit on the toilet for long periods. Keep your stool soft, stay well hydrated.
Hemrid has witch hazel, biliberry, and horse chestnut. If it is working well then you probably would not be asking this question on health tap. If your hemorrhoids are interfering with a normal life tell your doctor. ...Read more
I have an hemorrhoid for a week now and it’s not going down and I used home treatments but it’s not working. Please help cuz I don’t want to go to th.
Consult your Doctor : Your Doctor would be able to confirm the diagnoses and suggest the correct treatment. ...Read more
No, please don't !: This could lead to injury or infection. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to be enough water to submerge the 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 minutes, at least twice a day. See your doctor for more help. ...Read more
Hemorrhoids are very common. They occur from a stasis of blood flow in the blood vessels that go to our lower intestines. As you get older you are less active and sit for longer periods of time.
Do not sit on the toilet to read. Use a soft wet type of tissue for wiping. Over the counter medicated pads may help with inflammation. See doctor if worsens. Exercise and eat fiber. ...Read more
You should: See a physician to examine and possibly run tests, hemorrhoid symptoms can be similar to something more serious. ...Read more
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Maybe: External hemorrhoids usually hurt and occassionally bleed, internal hemorrhoids usually bleed without pain unless they prolapse to the outside. Prolapsed internal hemorrhoids are not external hemorrhoids and are treated differently than true external hemorrhoids. Bleeding and pain is often a fissure. Get a colon and rectal surgeon to evaluate it properly. ...Read more
Rarely need to.: First, see your doctor to make sure your problem really is hemorrhoids.Serious problems are frequently blamed on "hemorrhoids". Hemorrhoids can usually be treated medically by avoiding constipation and avoiding straning with a bowel movement. If pain/itching present, try soaking in tub. If not better they can be removed by different methods (band ligation or surgery) but i rarely recommend these. ...Read more
Hemorrhoids: Key is to avoid constipation and avoid increased intra abdominal pressure. You can try preparation H, sitz bath that is sitting in a bowl of luke warm water for about 10 minutes 2-3 times day would help. If get infected or blood clot happens in the veins it may be very painful, see your doctor at that time, You may need prescription medication then. ...Read more
Swollen anal veins.: Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal canal. This common problem can be painful, but it is usually not serious. Veins can swell inside the anal canal to form internal hemorrhoids. Or they can swell near the opening of the anus to form external hemorrhoids. You can have both types at the same time. The symptoms and treatment depend on which type you have. ...Read more
Piles: A hemorrhoid is a enlarged vein at the anus or in the lower rectum. Internal hemorrhoids are deep to the anus. External hemorrhoids are outside of the anus. A hemorrhoid is a bump that can cause pain, bleeding and may be itchy. ...Read more
Hemorrhoid types: The two types of hemorrhoids are internal hemorrhoids and external hemorrhoids. Internal hemorrhoids are graded 1-4, with 4 being the worst. External hemorrhoids are a network of vessels outside anus that swell with pregnancy or spending too much time on the toilet; when the swelling recedes, skin tags may be left around the anus. These also may break, cause a "thrombosed ext hemorrhoid". ...Read more
Hemorrhoids should be treated first with fiber, fluids, and miralax (polyethylene glycol).
Most symptoms should respond to a healthy diet and regular meals and these supplements.
Intervention beyond this should be based on frequency, severity and impact on daily activity of hemorrhoid related symptoms.
Keeping a journal of symptoms and diet and bowel function is quite useful. ...Read more
Hemmiroids : They are thrombosed (clotted) veins that cause pain if the are external ( you can feel them) or internal ( they bleed) treatment is usually conservative with creams, suppositories . If severe and chronic then surgery is an option for external. For internal ones there is a endoscopic procedure that can be effective. ...Read more