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What is the first step in treating ?Hemorrhoids

What is the first step in treating ?Hemorrhoids

See your doctor: A good idea for the first step in having anything treated is always to see your doctor. He or she can always direct you from there. ...Read more

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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I've been using a salve for treating hemorrhoids, and now instead of a "ball" there is more like a "hole", is that "normal"?

I've been using a salve for treating hemorrhoids, and now instead of a "ball" there is more like a "hole", is that "normal"?

Drainage: It sounds like your hemorrhoid may have drained itself, and thus why you see the hole. I would suggest you see your primary care physician to evaluate and ensure that it is resolving without any complications. ...Read more

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Treating Hemorrhoids (Checklist)

See a general or colorectal surgeon
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Use stool softeners
Daily
Increase fiber intake
Daily
Increase hydration
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Is rubber band ligation surgery recommended for treating hemorrhoids?

Is rubber band ligation surgery recommended for treating hemorrhoids?

Depends: Depends on the anatomy (size, location, number) of your hemorrhoids. For the right kind of hemorrhoids it is an excellent and easy solution, though not entirely risk free. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
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Treating Sunburn (Checklist)

Apply over-the-counter hydrocortisone 1% cream to the sunburned skin
3x day
Apply over-the-counter pramoxine cream for comfort, if ok with doctor
2x day
Wear clothes and a hat to block additional sun damage
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What are my options for treating hemorrhoids? Already tried a 5 day supply of hydrocortisone suppositories. Do i maybe just need them treated longer?

What are my options for treating hemorrhoids? Already tried a 5 day supply of hydrocortisone suppositories. Do i maybe just need them treated longer?

Sitz baths: Sitz baths at least twice a day will definitely help. Stay on a high fiber diet, drink plenty of fluids, use very soft toilet paper and start a stool softener. If you are not better within 2 weeks, see a gastroenterologist or a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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What to use for treating a external hemorrhoid?

What to use for treating a external hemorrhoid?

External hemorrhoid: is basically extension of internal hemorrhoid into skin , once skin streets out and forms will not go away with out a procedure , eat high fibre diet , plenty of fluids , avoid constipation use stool softeners and any over the counter creams , You will be fine ...Read more

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Treating Laryngitis (Checklist)

Rest your voice
Daily
See a voice specialist if not better within 2 weeks
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For 2+ weeks treating extn'l hemorrhoids with hydroctisone, sitz baths, & witch hazel, beside surgery what else can be done to reduce (not painful)?

For 2+ weeks treating extn'l hemorrhoids with hydroctisone, sitz baths, & witch hazel, beside surgery what else can be done to reduce (not painful)?

More time: Hemorrhoid symptoms range from mild discomfort to burning, itching, bleeding, pressure, mass or lump in the perianal area. Symptoms managed with shower, hairdryer to area, creams, antifungals, and Lidocaine gels applied locally. More severe pain, bleeding may be a fissure. A bowel regimen, laxatives, fiber, increased dietary liquids, probiotics to achieve 2 soft stools daily. Then time. ...Read more

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What is a tomy hemorrhoid?

What is a tomy hemorrhoid?

Not sure: I have never heard of a tomy hemorrhoid. Are you certain that is the right term? ...Read more

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Treating Chickenpox (Checklist)

Apply cool moist towel to itchy areas as needed
hourly, while awake
Keep fingernails short
once
Avoid scratching by covering hands with mittens or socks
once
Use calamine lotion where needed for itching
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Why is my hemorrhoid white?

Perianal mass: That would be an unusual color for a hemorrhoid. While hemorrhoids are a common diagnosis, there are other conditions which could be confused for a hemorrhoid such as an abscess. An evaluation by a general or colorectal surgeon would be recommended. ...Read more

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What is done for a hemorrhoid?

What is done for a hemorrhoid?

Depends: On whether it is internal or external, just swollen or thrombosed, bleeding or not and whether you are sure it is a hemorrhoid and not an abscess. Bet bet is a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Try over-the-counter cough medications at the start of a cough
Daily
If the coughing persists or worsens, see a doctor promptly
Daily
If you have chest pain or shortness of breath with cough, see a doctor
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What is the medicine for hemorrhoid?

What is the medicine for hemorrhoid?

High Residue!: Hydrocortisone suppositories or cream is helpful for acute flare-ups, but more important is a high residue diet & fiber supplements to avoid constipation. ...Read more

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Pop my own hemorrhoid, is that okay?

Pop my own hemorrhoid, is that okay?

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

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel Dr. Jaskiel
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Treating a Cold (Checklist)

Eat or drink foods and beverages high in vitamin C
Daily
Boost immunity with multivitamins taken in the proper dose
Daily
Drink plenty of fluids
Daily
Get at least eight hours of sleep every night
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What's an effective treament for a hemorrhoid?

What's an effective treament for a hemorrhoid?

Hemorrhoids: 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

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How to tell if I have a hemorrhoid or something else?

How to tell if I have a hemorrhoid or something else?

Hemmorhoids: Many people present with "piles" and this can actually be the issue or one of many other problems that your doctor can help there are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help with these common problems. Both constipation and diarrhea can lead to this condition as well it is best if you consult with a general or colorectal surgeon to help with this matter. ...Read more

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Anal Swelling (Definition)

accumulation of fluid at the opening at the end ...Read more