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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 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Like a lump in anal: If external, you can feel them , if internal you codtor can feel them. ...Read more
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
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