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How to treat a thrombosed external hemorrhoids?

How to treat a thrombosed external hemorrhoids?

Surgically if painfu: If your thrombosed external hemorrhoid is painful, you should see a surgeon about having it "lanced" for instant relief. This can usually be done in the office or er under local anesthesia and should totally resolve the issue for that hemorrhoid. However, there are usually several hemorrhoids (commonly 3 columns) so a recurrence in a different hemorrhoid is not uncommon. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more


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How should I treat external non-thrombosed hemorrhhoids?

How should I treat external non-thrombosed hemorrhhoids?

Conservatively: A very common problem that affects millions in your age bracket. Try conservative measures like stool softness on a regular basis, regular exercises and daily Sitz baths with Epson salt. There are some OTC hemorrhoid all creams you can also try. Get your GP examine these on your next check up for a proper assessment. ...Read more

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How to treat external hemerroids?

Prep h: Preparation h. However, if the hemerroids are thrombosed ie. Hard, then they can be removed surgically. ...Read more

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Can you use external creams on internal hemorrhoid?

Can you use external creams on internal hemorrhoid?

Depends: Most prescription meds used to treat hemorrhoids can be used both internally and externally. I would be cautious of over the counter meds unless the label/instruction specifically approve for internal use. ...Read more

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How to cure internal hemorrhoids?

How to cure internal hemorrhoids?

See your PCP: Internal hemorrhoids do not have skin innervation and can be destroyed without anesthetic with laser, and the treatment may be surgical or nonsurgical. See your PCP for proper diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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How can you treat external hemorrhoids?

How can you treat external hemorrhoids?

No: You can never remove all of the external hemorrhoids even with surgery. What most people think are external hemorrhoids are actually residual benign skin tags from prior hemorrhoidal flares. I personally do not recommend witch hazel ever, as many people will develop a sensitivity reaction, like an allergic reaction, to it after repeated use. ...Read more

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How painful is external hemorrhoid surgery?

How painful is external hemorrhoid surgery?

Care of hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are dilation and swelling of the expandable tissue around the rectal opening. Non operative treatment recommended, and includes 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. Post op pain is expected, manageable. ...Read more

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Do pediatricians treat hemorrhoids and anal fissures?

Yes: In pediatrics both conditions are usually a result of constipation, which if treated properly will help the fissures and hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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External hemorrhoid home treatment suggestions?

External hemorrhoid home treatment suggestions?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): The first line treatment for hemorrhoids is actually making sure that no hard stools are passing by the swollen hemorrhoidal tissue and causing more trauma and inflammation. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and generic MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) works well for most people to make the stool soft and allow healing of the hemorrhoids. If that doesn't solve the problem or if there is any bleeding then go see a surgeon for further treatment. ...Read more

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Do external hemorrhoids cause an odor?

Do external hemorrhoids cause an odor?

No: No they usually don't unless you have difficulty cleaning and there is residual stool that remains on the external hemorrhoid after each bm. I would recommend sitz baths after bms if you note an odor. If there continues to be an odor you may have a perianal abscess which would be accompanied by pain and pus drainage. For this you need to go to the er for treatment. ...Read more

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Can external hemorroids cause vaginal itching?

Can external hemorroids cause vaginal itching?

Rarely: If the hemorrhoids are secreting fluid and/or it is hard to maintain proper hygiene then yes, hemorrhoids could contribute to irritation and itch to the groin area. ...Read more

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Can preparation h be used internally for internal hemorrhoids?

Can preparation h be used internally for internal hemorrhoids?

Use suppositories : Preparation h also comes in suppositories probably more convenient for internal rectal discomfort. The cream or ointment contains Hydrocortisone 1% unless pt feels discomfort when applying it internally I do not think is absolutely contraindicated or may cause any serious harm. Only when there is a suspicion for infection with yeastnor bacteria we should avoid it. ...Read more

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Does laser treatment work to remove external hemorrhoids?

Yes: Lasers can be used o surgically remove hemorrhoids, but it still painful surgery. Internal hemorrhoids can be treated in painless non surgical fashion. ...Read more

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Proctofoam OTC for anal fissures ?

Proctofoam OTC for anal fissures ?

Ok to use Proctofoam: But just as important is to be sure to be eating a high fiber diet and most importantly drinking 80-100oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you workout strenuously. There are other meds that work better but if no repsonse to above after2 months you may need surgery to avoid complications such as an abscess. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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What's the revolutionary treatment to shrink or remove external hemorrhoids?

What's the revolutionary treatment to shrink or remove external hemorrhoids?

None Remain healthy : With out surgery it is possible to remain symptom free for long time with diet, stool softeners, local care etc, once large skin tags, the external hemorrhoids develops only way to get rid of them is by removal, no revolutionary care yet. ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids just inside the anal canal considered external hemorrhoids?

Are hemorrhoids just inside the anal canal considered external hemorrhoids?

Pain: External hemorrhoids are painful. These are hemorrhoids near nerves and you'll know you have them from pain and irritation. Painless hemorrhoids are usually internal but may prolapse and you notice them when cleaning. Either one can affect your life. If so see your doctor for a referral to a colo-rectal surgeon. Improve your quality of life. ...Read more