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What does a hemorrhoid look like?

What does a hemorrhoid look like?

Depends: External hemorrhoids are swollen tissue around the anus pink or red and soft but twender to touch. If it thomboses or clots, pain is increased and it will have apurple color and be firm/hard to the touch. If not sure what the swelling is, get an expert to evaluate and offer treatment options. ...Read more

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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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What does an external hemorrhoid look like?

What does an external hemorrhoid look like?

Varies: If it is just swollen, it may look just like a boil and be red and tender near anus, if it is thrombosed it will be even more tender and appear as a dark purple grape near the anus. If you have either, get it checked by an expert. ...Read more

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What do vulva hemorrhoids look like?

Varicose veins: Vulvar hemorrhoids (also called vulvar varicosities or varicose veins on the vulva) are veins that become very dilated and twisted-looking, often during pregnancy. In general, they look similar to to varicose veins on the legs. ...Read more

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Does the pic. I uploaded to my file look like int. hemorrhoids or more serious? They only do this during a bowel mvmnt & straining then back to norm.

Does the pic. I uploaded to my file look like int. hemorrhoids or more serious? They only do this during a bowel mvmnt & straining then back to norm.

No pic seen: I think that the only way to upload a pic and have it reviewed is through Healthtap Prime. You might want to try this and see if that helps. ...Read more

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I would like to know that which is the most efficient drug for hemorrhoid?

It depends: There is no specific drug that works for hemorrhoids in general. However there are drugs we recommend for specific complications.For 1)acute ext hem thrombosis- evacuation of the clot, others:warm baths, stool softeners, nsaid"s, witch hazel , Hydrocortisone 1%. Sometimes anal suppositories are helpful for internal hem bleeding. And prolapse. ...Read more

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Why does my hemorrhoids feel like a ball ?

Why does my hemorrhoids feel like a ball ?

Maybe not hemorrhoid: Are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Pain +/- pruritis (itching) from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.), prctalgia fugax. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's), circumstances, you will want to get evaluated. ...Read more

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What does hemorrhoid bleed like?

What does hemorrhoid bleed like?

Bright red bleed: Initial stages, painless, mass less bright bleeding, soils the tissue with blood , later stages associated with pain and inability to push them back into rectum ( non reducible ). Any rectal bleed first consideration is cancer must see your physician. ...Read more

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What can I do to keep a hemorrhoid from bursting? I would like to avoid it as much as possible.

What can I do to keep a hemorrhoid from bursting? I would like to avoid it as much as possible.

Surgery: If local measures , non operative treatments fails , to under go one of the accepted methods of surgery to prevent ' hemorrhoid from bursting' ...Read more