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Treat External Hemorrhoid
Soak: Sitz baths (soaking in warm water) and ice can both help shrink hemorrhoids temporarily. Avoid pushing or straining when you have a bowel movement. Increase fiber and fluid intake. Don't use a donut pillow - this can actually aggravate hemorrhoids. Wipe gently and avoid irritating the hemorrhoids. Wipes can be irritating. An oily cleanser like balneol can be helpful. See doctor if no improvement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends: You may be able to avoid irritating the internal hemorrhoids and thus may allow them to be less bothersome, but they may not go away completely. Drink plenty of liquids, eat high river foods, take fiber supplements like metamucil, avoid constipation and straining or sitting too long at the toilet. ...Read more
Avoid constipation: Constipation and pushing hard to have a bowel movement can cause hemorrhoids. Avoid constipation by increasing fiber in your diet or adding a fiber supplement. A stool softener can also help. Once you stop pushing hard the hemorrhoid sometimes shrinks. Make sure a physician like a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist looks at it to make sure it is not cancer or warts (not likely to be cancer). ...Read more
There are but: If they actually work, you probably do not have a serious hemorrhoid problem. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr told me I have an external hemorrhoid but I think I have a sentinel pile instead. Whats the difference? How do u treat it? Is there any1 I can see?
They are different: External hemorrhoids are due to hemorrhoidal disease , develops as they extend out side , usually 3 at 3 hemorrhoidal site. Sentinel pile is single , present at the end of anal fissure usually very painful . as the name suggest is like a guard at the fissure. Drink plenty of fluids , take stool softeners and local care , will heal most of the time , or may need procedural intervention ( surgery ) ...Read more
Treatment: conservative measures may be indicated initially with stool softeners and a high fiber diet. if you have bleeding then colonoscopy should be done for completion. do not assume bleeding is just from hemorrhoids. There are several treatment options which include banding, infrared light and circular stapled hemorrhoidectomy with proctopexy as well as standard surgical hemorrhoidectomy ...Read more
How do i treat external hemorrhoids quickly i get this pain from time to time and i dont know the cause. i have no bleeding but i can feel a bump?
Over the counter: creams (i.e. preparation H)Get a more detailed answer ›
I've have bad rectal bleeding for the past year (toilet water looks like pure blood) i know I have a internal hemroid. What can I do to treat it?
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