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What causes external hemorrhoids and do they away on their own?

What causes external hemorrhoids and do they away on their own?

Pressure: External hemorrhoids are like varicose veins in your rear end. Often caused by constipation or straining (like a women having a baby.). Often resolve on their own. Treated by treating the underlying constipation (if present) warm baths, and local creams such as preparation h. Prescription meds are also available. See your family doc if not improving in a few days. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Enlargement or distension of the veins lining the anal canal, which can ...Read more


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What are the signs of external hemorrhoids? And do they self resolve? Any otc stuff you can recommend?

What are the signs of external hemorrhoids?  And do they self resolve? Any otc stuff you can recommend?

External hemorrhoids: Symptoms of external hemorrhoids can vary from burning and itching to acute severe pain cause by a clot developing in the dilated veins that make up a hemorrhoid). If you have minor irritation hygiene and topical treatments work well. If acute thrombosis I recommend you get into a surgeon quickly because they can help. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids shrink or go away on their own or is surgery required to remove them?

Can hemorrhoids shrink or go away on their own or is surgery required to remove them?

They may shrink : Everyone had hemorrhoid veins. When such veins become inflamed, swollen, itching, bleeding, protruding/prolapsing or thrombosed then known as hemorrhoidal disease or complicated hemorrhoids. Sitz baths, avoiding prolonged sitting or straining on toilet, excessive wiping or irritating tp, topical ointments can all relieve symptoms when mild. New pills may help (vasculera). Irc, banding & surgery. ...Read more

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Do grissle lumps go awaynon there own and can they come back?

Do grissle lumps go awaynon there own and can they come back?

Cellulite?: Cellulite is due to fibrosis in the fat creating bumps. It will be minimized by eating a healthy diet with fresh vegetables, non sugary fruits, high quality protein and limited cereal grains, getting a good night sleep, exercise, and managing stress well. ...Read more

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Are eye floaters serious problems, and do they go away on there own.

Are eye floaters serious problems, and do they go away on there own.

Vitreous floaters: Floaters are generally age specific changes in the eye's viscous fluids in the compartment behind the iris. Occasionally floaters arise from diseases or trauma that may require medical and or surgical treatment. Therefore, depending on the problem, a surgical treatment to resolve the problem often eliminates the floaters. Otherwise, the floaters will remain without unnecessary evacuation. ...Read more

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Thrombosed hemorrhoid, will these go away on their own, a few docs on here have told me some treatments but they don't seem to get smaller?

Thrombosed hemorrhoid, will these go away on their own, a few docs on here have told me some treatments but they don't seem to get smaller?

May need lancing: Hemorrhoids are a common problem, which result from increased pressure in the veins of the anus causing the veins to swell. If the hemorrhoid clots, also known as thrombosis, there can be significant pain. Immediate treatment is directed at getting the clot to resolve with moist heat or may require opening it, to evacuate the clot. Long-term, the goal is treat the underlying cause of hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Do stomach ulcers go away on their own? Especially if they don't cause many symptoms? If so how long

Do stomach ulcers go away on their own?  Especially if they don't cause many symptoms? If so how long

They can: Prior to Prilosec and zantac, some ulcers would heal on their own. However it normally takes 6 to 8 weeks. Some ulcers are cause by bacteria and others are caused by medications like motrin. We can eliminate bacteria, h.Pylori, with antibiotics. By reducing acidity with medicines like Nexium (esomeprazole) and Prilosec the body can heal these ulcers. ...Read more

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Do hemorrhoids could disappear by themselves ? And if they do what is the cause?

Do hemorrhoids could disappear by themselves ? And if they do what is the cause?

Yes: Once you have hemorrhoids will stay with you , but possible to have very prolonged remission of years , due to you habits , avoiding constipation , healthy high fibre diet , hydration etc. ...Read more

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What are butt implants made of, and do they burst if you fall on your butt?

What are butt implants made of, and do they burst if you fall on your butt?

Depends: Really more information is needed because implants are very different in different places of the body. Usually most of them are quite durable to a simple fall. ...Read more

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Can I use mebo cream on inflmmation caused by acne medications they are like red blotches on my forehead that don't go away on their own ?

Can I use mebo cream on inflmmation caused by acne medications they are like red blotches on my forehead that don't go away on their own ?

NO: This is a natural burn medication- not used for acne. Call your dermatologist: http://www.moh.gov.my/attachments/8120.pdf ...Read more

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If lsil is caused by HPV and genital warts why do doctors let it go away on its own and act like its no big deal?

If lsil is caused by HPV and genital warts why do doctors let it go away on its own and act like its no big deal?

LSIL: Lsil is caused by hpv. But there is no cure for hpv and many times your immune system will clear the virus on its own. Given the likelihood of spontaneous resolution, and the fact that a pathology if lsil is benign, most gynecologists would not intervene. ...Read more

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I have these blood spots that keep appearing on my arm and they occasionally pop and bleed on their own. What causes this to happen ?

I have these blood spots that keep appearing on my arm and they occasionally pop and bleed on their own. What causes this to happen ?

Blood Spots: While i cannot see your spots, they sound as if they what are called angiomas. Tiny blood blisters. If you are in good health, and if you do not take any medications, they are usually harmless. There are some prescription medications that can trigger them. If you are concerned, do see your family physician. Do not pop them! ...Read more

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Why do they say that Internal Hemorrhoids usually don't hurt unless they prolapse to the outside, when mine are inside the anal cavity and hurt like h?

Why do they say that Internal Hemorrhoids usually don't hurt unless they prolapse to the outside, when mine are inside the anal cavity and hurt like h?

Usually: Usually means usually, unfortunately, you appear to be the one that they do hurt in. Talk to your Dr, as if the pain is that bad, you can get medications and treatment, even if surgically, to remove and cure the internal hemorrhoids. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I have these small flesh colored bumps on my wrists and they come and go but they never go away completely . What's the issue ? Any solutions ?

I have these small flesh colored bumps on my wrists and they come and go but they never go away completely . What's the issue ? Any solutions ?

1 look = 1000 words: It is really hard to say from this text. A picture can possibly tell more, but often they have to be seen with the human eye. It could be some type of contact dermatitis if they come and go. Warts can appear as flesh color bumps, but usually come and don't go. The best plan is to have a doctor who knows skin problems look at them. ...Read more

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What causes small blood vessels on cervix and do they go away?

What causes small blood vessels on cervix and do they go away?

Need context : We need more context to answer this. There are always blood vessels in the cervix to supply the tissue with oxygen. If your doctor described seeing small blood vessels during a colposcopy they may have been referring to cervical dysplasia or precancerous changes. Please ask the doctor who told you this to clarify the findings. ...Read more

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I have genital warts that go away on thier own whay can I do to make them go away faster or dry them out?

I have genital warts that go away on thier own whay can I do to make them go away faster or dry them out?

Hpv: They can resolve on their own or there are medicines to help them results quicker. They are quite expensive and irritating. ...Read more

Anal Swelling (Definition)

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