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What Happens If You Don T Treat A Hemorrhoid
Depends: You may be able to avoid irritating the internal hemorrhoids and thus may allow them to be less bothersome, but they may not go away completely. Drink plenty of liquids, eat high river foods, take fiber supplements like metamucil, avoid constipation and straining or sitting too long at the toilet. ...Read more
I have been suffering from haemorrhoids lately and the pain is significant. I've been on medication but it's not helping much. Are they treatable?
Options: Warm sitz baths, sitting in a warm tub for 20 minutes, two or three times a day may be helpful. Over-the-counter medications may be helpful such as stool softeners, otc creams or suppositories, rx creams or suppositories, injections to scar the hemorrhoid, banding to shrivel it up, or surgery. See your doctor for help. ...Read more
What can I do about hemorrhoids? How do I treat them and make them go away for good. Please help. It just happened after having my baby.
I agree w dr. Hoepfner. It is important not to make hemorrhoids worse. Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the anus. Don’t wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps that contain dyes or aromas. Cotton underwear is helpful as it absorbs moisture well.
Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm. ...Read more
What to do:
It is important not to make hemorrhoids worse. Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the anus. Don’t wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps that contain dyes or aromas. Cotton underwear is helpful as it absorbs moisture well.
Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to >. ...Read more
Is it internal? External? Itch/burn? Bleeding? Prolapsed (+/- need for manual reduction).
If you are eating a well balanced diet (with 25-30 grams of fiber daily), drinking sufficient amount of water and exercising regularly yet continue to have hemorrhoid problems, better see your doctor now. Do not put off the inevitable. ...Read more
Fiber: The simple answer is diet and fiber. Try to avoid foods that constipated you. Add a fiber supplement powder to your diet. Don't sit on the toilet for extended periods of time. Use a barrier cream or low grade Hydrocortisone cream from time to time as needed. If there is any bleeding, however, you should see your doctor immediately. ...Read more
Not: Depending on the size of the hemorrhoid you can band it, cut it or abated with infrared coagulator. The first two options work better than the third. You can also perform a stapling procedure or ligation of the blood supply. These are more specific to larger hemorrhoids. See a doctor to help decide best option. ...Read more
Get Right Diagnosis: Most hemorrhoids (varicose veins of anus) are soft, squishy tissue that stretch after straining/having a bm: no pain. If a hemorrhoid becomes firm, enlarged, and tender, it may thrombose (clot). This is treated without surgery w/pain meds and time. Any painful anal lump that is present all the time, however, requires medical attention to assure that the right diagnosis & treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
Hemorrhoids: Key is to avoid constipation and avoid increased intra abdominal pressure. You can try preparation H, sitz bath that is sitting in a bowl of luke warm water for about 10 minutes 2-3 times day would help. If get infected or blood clot happens in the veins it may be very painful, see your doctor at that time, You may need prescription medication then. ...Read more
Hemmiroids: They are thrombosed (clotted) veins that cause pain if the are external (you can feel them) or internal (they bleed) treatment is usually conservative with creams, suppositories. If severe and chronic then surgery is an option for external. For internal ones there is a endoscopic procedure that can be effective. ...Read more
I have External Hemorrhoids, Can Diosmin tablets help to treat it, After taking diosmin what will happens to external piles? Thanks
Probably NOT: Diosmin has some mild vasoconstictor properties to help veins shrink-the effect is temporary. And NOT a good long term solution ...Read more
I did colonoscopies 6 and 2 years ago, hemorrhoids found, haven't treated them. Now, positive FOBT. Shall I have a new colonoscopy? 46 yo.
No: The short answer is not now. Alternate tests, such as CBC with iron studies, repeating occult blood testing with a different kit and eventually a capsule endoscopy only after you completed treatment as started for H pylori gastritis would be advisable. Constipation should be avoided as much as possible. ...Read more
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, please seek evaluation to be certain. ...Read more
Home treatment: For most hemorrhoids, home treatment is all you need. This includes slowly adding fiber to your meals, drinking more water, and using over-the-counter ointments for a limited time to stop itching. You also may use stool softeners. Surgery to remove hemorrhoids is generally reserved for when medical treatments fail, or if complications occur. ...Read more
Conservative management (non surgical) includes things like: sitz baths 2x/day, balneol lotion, wet wipes, calmol 4 rectal suppositories 2x/d-all for 7-10 days. Avoid constipation, use a stool softener if needed, avoid spicy foods (if it burns on the way in, it burns on the way out), coffee, alcohol, tobacco.
Frequent, ongoing, or recurr symptoms, e.g. Pain, bleeding, lump- see colorectal surgeon. ...Read more
Time works but...: Depends on what you have already tried. The first things are conservative including increasing fluid and fiber in diet to ensure that you bms are soft, losing weight, limiting the time sitting on the toilet. Flare ups are then treated with creams, ointments. If still a problem you could try banding and finally excision/ligation. Surgery is the last, definitive treatment for this. ...Read more
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