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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 Am constipated & have hemorrhoids from the birth of my child. What medicines can I take that don't have any effects on breastfeeding?

I Am constipated & have hemorrhoids from the birth of my child. What medicines can I take that don't have any effects on breastfeeding?

Constipation.: in this setting, the ideal would be to avoid medication altogether, if possible. I would begin by increasing the amount of fiber in your diet and considering taking a fiber supplement, such as Metamucil, daily. When you do that, you need to increase your fluid intake also. If you increase this gradually, it will not cause excess gassiness. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to take steroid suppositories for hemorrhoids while breast feeding.?

Can you tell me about it's like to take steroid suppositories for hemorrhoids while breast feeding.?

Hemorrhoids : The steroid suppositories should have strictly a local effect and decrease inflammation and itching. There are local numbing medicines you can get if that doesn't give you sufficient relief. ...Read more

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How to shrink hemorrhoids? Can I use aspirin?

How to shrink hemorrhoids? Can I use aspirin?

Aspirin isn't likely: To have a significant impact on shrinking your hemorrhoids. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in bathtub w warm water. There needs to be enough water to submerge 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 mins, at least twice a day. There are a number of over-the-counter meds too. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use saffron while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to use saffron while breastfeeding?

As a food flavoring: There shouldn't be an issue with the occasional small amounts you would use in cooking. There are no studies on its use at higher supplement doses while breastfeeding, so it is recommended to avoid it. ...Read more

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Which laxative can I use if I have hemorrhoids?

Which laxative can I use if I have hemorrhoids?

Any one: You can use any one you like but has to make sure it is only a hemorrhoid not a tumor by seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more