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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 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
Have external hemorrhoids for long time, it swallow and bleeds, bright red. Sometimes for weeks it goes away. Will it eventually cause cancer? Thanks
No cancer risk: Hemorrhoids and cancer can both cause blood in stool. May occur in same person; not causally related. Best to treat hemorrhoids well (keep stool soft, shrink swollen tissue, avoid straining and sitting a long time). Bleeding may be only sign of hidden bowel disease, such as colitis or cancer. Suggest you check with doctor now to be safe. But cancer is not inevitable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: No they usually don't unless you have difficulty cleaning and there is residual stool that remains on the external hemorrhoid after each bm. I would recommend sitz baths after bms if you note an odor. If there continues to be an odor you may have a perianal abscess which would be accompanied by pain and pus drainage. For this you need to go to the er for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ›
Can external hemorrhoids cause problems for someone who is going to undergo colonoscopy procedure ?
Can internal and external hemorrhoids cause excessive passing of gas or a heavy feeling in the rectum?
Here are some ...: Hemorrhoids - internal or external - itself would not cause excessive gas passing and feeling heaviness in the rectum. which are more likely related with indigestion or inflammatory bowel disorders. So, collect the onset, degree, progress, etc. of the symptoms with their sequence of events, and bring those to see Doc for analysis, more Hx, physicals, & possible tests such as fecal analysis, endo.. ...Read more
I m 24 yo male and I have external hemorrhoids for some years now i din t fel much discomfort until recent weeks when i started pooping with a slightly considerable amount of blood can you tell me the cause and treatment?
Blood when wiping after bowel movement, stomach pressure/cramps after eating and increased gas. No external hemorrhoids. What could cause this?
GI disease: Gi symptoms are complex and difficult to determine on a site like this. Irritable bowel, crohn's, hemorrhoids, food intolerance, etc are all issues that need to be explored. A visit to a gastroenterologist or even a cool-rectal surgeon appears to be in order to define the problem and treat the underlying cause(s). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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