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What is the best treatment for anal swelling?

What is the best treatment for anal swelling?

See physician: Treatment will always depend upon the diagnosis of the condition. See your physician. If it is hemorrhoids he/she may prescribe something over the counter such as anusol. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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How to best treat anal swelling?

How to best treat anal swelling?

Hemorrhoids: Commonest cause is thrombosed hemorrhoids which means blood clot in hemorrhoids. Majority responds to sitz bath. Means sitting in warm water. ...Read more

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Girlfriend has anal swelling but we don't know where its from?

Anal swelling: Anal/rectal pain and swelling may be an indication of underlying disease--fissure, proctitis, fistula, abscess. Hemorrhoids may be exacerbated by increased pelvic congestion. Rectal prolapse is a outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for her distress as described. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Anal swelling?

What is the definition or description of: Anal swelling?

Anal swelling: Accumulation of fluid at the opening at the end of the alimentary canal. ...Read more

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I notice anal swelling after using the bathroom?

Anal swelling: It is possible that you may be pushing really hard while having a bowel movement and hemorrhoids are forming. ...Read more

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What is rectal prolapse vs hemorroids and anal swelling?

What is rectal prolapse vs hemorroids and anal swelling?

Rectal prolapse: Is where the entire rectum protrudes through the anus, hemmoroids will just be individual bulges of dilated blood vessels. If there are multiple hemmorhoids the difference can be hard to feel and has to be seen by experienced eyes. ...Read more

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Anal swelling and pressure. Possible hemmhroid. What should I do?

Anal swelling and pressure. Possible hemmhroid. What should I do?

Ice pack, soak: Try soaking in warm water and alternating with ice pack. Take a stool softener such as colace or milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Consider seeing a surgeon, who can remove the hemorrhoid. Don't hold your stool, which will only make it harder and more likely to hurt when you do pass it.
Also, this could be an abscess. If does not improve with conservative treatment, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Are hemmoroids usually associated with fever? What if there's anal swelling?

Are hemmoroids usually associated with fever? What if there's anal swelling?

Often, yes.: Hemorrhoids, when they're inflamed, can often cause a fever. A high fever that persists, though can be an indication of something worse! Lots of people are tempted to call anything involving the anus a "hemorrhoid, " but you could have an abscess. If it's not getting better soon, get seen by a doctor! ...Read more

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Causes of anal swelling after arduous but unpushed ejection of a fat somewhat firm, somewhat hard, somewhat dry, sometimes shiney turd.

Causes of anal swelling after arduous but unpushed ejection of a fat somewhat firm, somewhat hard, somewhat dry, sometimes shiney turd.

Trauma: Take more fluids, stool softener, or prunes, or bran and avoid the issue!
tears - fissures, prolapse hemorrhoidal tissue can come from situation you describe.
To be avoided. ...Read more

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I have abdominal pain and anal swelling. What are the next steps?

I have abdominal pain and anal swelling. What are the next steps?

See a doctor: Abdominal pain and the anal swelling may be two separate issues, or may be related if you have cirrhosis of the liver. Only a physician can sort out these issues for you, and arrange for appropriate evaluation and management. See someone soon, and good luck! ...Read more

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What causes anal swelling?

What causes anal swelling?

Anal swelling: Anal/rectal pain and swelling may be an indication of underlying disease--fissure, proctitis, fistula, abscess. Hemorrhoids may be exacerbated by increased pelvic congestion. Rectal prolapse is a outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for your symptom/sign as described. ...Read more

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What is causing anal swelling after pushing down hard in bm?

Hemorrhoids: One of the most common cause of symptomatic hemorrhoids is repeated pushing. ...Read more

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I have hidrandenitis suppurativa last stage but I keep getting anal swelling and chronic itching plus my bowel was abnormal for a week, pale? Why?

I have hidrandenitis suppurativa last stage but I keep getting anal swelling and chronic itching plus my bowel was abnormal for a week, pale? Why?

See a doctor: Many things could be going on. Cannot tell without a visual exam with a doctor. Are you taking antibiotics? That can cause change in bowels. Possible hemorrhoids. Possible increased infection or abscess. Possible yeast skin irritation. Needs exam with a doctor. ...Read more

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Anal swelling really bad around & itches really bad at night most very sore to sit on I do have last stage hidrandenitis? Keep abdominal discomfort?

Anal swelling really bad around & itches really bad at night most very sore to sit on I do have last stage hidrandenitis? Keep abdominal discomfort?

Itchy Butt; Caffeine: Is the most common cause of anal itching not hemorrhoids as stated win the ads. Pinworms can be another cause usually in children after playing in the dirt. But cokes, coffee, tea, chocolate, and energy drinks like red bull have lots of caffeine leading to severe itching and bleeding, even waking you from your sleep at night clawing at your bottom. Stop the caffeine! ...Read more

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Hi, I have a swelling enlarged near my anus during bowel movement. No itchy, bleeding or pain. Is that hemorrhoids, will it go away on its own?

Could be: It is not uncommon to have hemorrhoids that bulge when you push for a bowel movement. Does it go away when you are done? Read the excellent answers on hemorrhoids to see how to prevent their worsening or lessen the symptoms. If not sure, see an md. ...Read more

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Anal sphincter swelling, after sitting for a long time I still feel tightening will it go away is there any treatment?

Swelling?: What do you mean by swelling? Does the tissue come out with a bowel movement? Do you have to push it back in? Does it disappear when you stand up? How large is this? 1 inch? 2inches? Is there just the feeling of tightening or is there actually something you can feel outside of the anus? Any bleeding? A surgeon/proctologist should do an anal exam. Possible cases include hemorrhoids, prolap. ...Read more

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I m 33 male, I have hemorrhoids with anal fishers, please advise treatment.

I m 33 male, I have hemorrhoids with anal fishers, please advise treatment.

Lots to consider...: "cure" depends on whether original cause for hemorrhoids/fissure persists. Have you been straining at stool, have rectal dysfunction, perform an activity that increases pelvic engorgement with blood or increases pelvic pressure (heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, etc.)? Have you tried to manage your hemorrhoids before surgically or medically (& with otc or prescription drugs)? Lots to consider here. ...Read more

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Will internal hemorrhoids and/or anal tears due to constipation heal without treatment?

Will internal hemorrhoids and/or anal tears due to constipation heal without treatment?

No!: Treatment might consist in a diet full in fiber or surgery. Consultation with your family physician or a colo-rectal surgeon for additional information. ...Read more

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Can treatment for internal hemorrhoids cause relief if it actually is anal/colon cancer?

Can treatment for internal hemorrhoids cause relief if it actually is anal/colon cancer?

Unclear question: If you are 23, you are highly unlikely to have anal or colon cancer. What relief did you experience? It would require a physical examination to assess for anal and colon cancer and if you have any concerns, please consult your doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Have fissure and Tight Anus after applying Hydrocortisone and lidocaine Topical, I get incontinence, mucus discharge from anus, hemorrhoids, TREATMENT?

Have fissure and Tight Anus after applying Hydrocortisone and lidocaine Topical, I get incontinence, mucus discharge from anus, hemorrhoids, TREATMENT?

A proctologist: Is whom you need to see, you may need more than just topical therapy, a good exam by an experienced surgeon / proctologist is your best option, good luck ...Read more

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Had bleeding during bowel movements. How can I tell if it is hemorrhoids or anal fissure? Are there home treatments? Or do they go away on their own?

You may be able to: Tell by looking with a mirror if you know what you're looking for. To know for sure, please see your doctor. If there's a fissure there, you may be able to heal it with a healing ointment such as Aquaphor and making sure your bowel movements aren't hard. Hemorrhoids can resolve on their own if you soften your stool and don't need to push as hard, but if the bleeding continues, you need to be checked. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for swelling around eyelids?

What is the best treatment for swelling around eyelids?

Swelling: Swelling around the eyelids may be from allergies, skin rash, sinus infection. Treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for foot swelling?

What is the best treatment for foot swelling?

Swelling: It really depends on the cause. If its both feet and legs it may be due to congestive heart failure, low protein in the blood or chronic venous changes. You need a full evaluation by a doctor. The treatment depends on the cause. Sometimes elevation helps, other times medications are needed. Usually cutting back on salt intake is helpful also. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for ankle swelling?

What is the best treatment for ankle swelling?

See your doctor: Ankle swelling can be caused by numerous medical conditions. You should see a foot/ankle specialist for an evaluation for possible tendonitis, venous stasis, fracture and or soft tissue masses to name a few. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for swelling of abdomen?

What is the best treatment for swelling of abdomen?

Diagnosis: There is never a best treatment without first obtaining an accurate diagnosis. Consultation with an md is the only way to obtain the information about why, and then a best treatment can be planned for. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a sprain with ankle swelling?

What is the best treatment for a sprain with ankle swelling?

Do these: Rest, icing, elastic ankle bracing keeping off of it and over-the-counter pain relievers may provide some relief. If it is not showing further improvement, get it checked out by a podiatrist or orthopedist. You may have injured or irritated more than your ankle. ...Read more

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I woke up with a swollen uvula. It is very large. I can feel it when I move my tongue. What is the best treatment for reducing swelling? Nsaid? Antihi

I woke up with a swollen uvula. It is very large. I can feel it when I move my tongue. What is the best treatment for reducing swelling? Nsaid? Antihi

Ice, time: You get a swollen uvula like you described from severe snoring and probable obstructive sleep apnea. The severity of your snoring causes trauma to the uvula which causes it to swell. I strongly recommend that you see an ENT dr for an evaluation and probable sleep study with consideration of cpap. ...Read more

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Is throat pain and swelling normal as a result of benign migratory glossitis? And what is the best treatment?

Is throat pain and swelling normal as a result of benign migratory glossitis? And what is the best treatment?

No: They should not be related. See your family md or ENT md. Throat swelling can be serious and life-threatening. Call now. If this worsens, go to er. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for carpel tunnel if my right arm is still swelling, I refuse needles to be put in wrists, is it surgery?

What is the best treatment for carpel tunnel if my right arm is still swelling, I refuse needles to be put in wrists, is it surgery?

See details: If splinting does not help and you refuse a local injection, then surgery is the best option. Why is the arm swelling? Diagnose and treat that cause and the carpal tunnel symptoms may also improve. ...Read more

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3yo daughter had swelling of the lip and rash reaction to peanuts. What is the best treatment option - avoidance or desensitizing?

3yo daughter had swelling of the lip and rash reaction to peanuts. What is the best treatment option - avoidance or desensitizing?

See allergist: I would have your child checked by allergist. Desensitization for peanut allergy does give great hope but not generalized yet. Avoidance is essential. Have Epipen jr. (epinephrine injection) around as well. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for joint swelling in Ankylosing Spondylitis apart for medicines. Epsom salt or oil massage will help?

What is the best treatment for joint swelling in Ankylosing Spondylitis apart for medicines. Epsom salt or oil massage will help?

Anti-inflamm. Diet: Ankylosing spondylitis is a systemic, inflammatory condition that can lead to chronic back pain. Because it is systemic, topical treatments are unlikely to have much affect long term. There is some thought that an antiinflammatory diet can reduce inflammation levels in the body and can potentially have a dramatic affect. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for foot swelling?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for foot swelling?

It depends: What the cause of the swelling. May the reason your heart weak, medications and elevation help. May be the leg broken, you elevate and medications. May be infection, you have to use antibiotic and elevation. Good luck. Thanks. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for eyelid swelling?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for eyelid swelling?

Depends: Eye lids can swell from bodily fluid accumulation, local trauma or infection, certain types of chemotherapy or Prednisone and internal mass lesions. Your ophthalmolgist can distinguish among these and determine the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of arm swelling?

What's the best treatment to get rid of arm swelling?

Arm swelling: The simple answer is to maintain your arm elevated as much as possible. For this you have to lie down or prop it up while sitting. The more important issue, of course, is to determine what is causing the swelling and to treat the cause directly. Potential causes include accidents, bruises, infection, blood clots, tumors, and nerve conditions. ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more