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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)

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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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
Once
Use stool softeners
Daily
Increase fiber intake
Daily
Increase hydration
Daily
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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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Treating Sunburn (Checklist)

Apply over-the-counter hydrocortisone 1% cream to the sunburned skin
5 Min, 3x day for 5 Days
Apply over-the-counter pramoxine cream for comfort, if ok with doctor
5 Min, 2x day for 5 Days
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