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What Makes Hemorrhoids Worse
Can you tell me about managing to reverse grade 2 hemorrhoids or do they eventually endup getting worse?
Think I have an external hemorrhoid w/ a bit of itch now and then. Can it be removed by itself? What to use to remove it quickly? Can it become worse?
Try Prep H: External hemorrhoids can be treated with over the counter Preparation H or Anusol--they have steroid that help shrink the size of the hemorrhoid. Use an over the counter stool softener so you're not straining so hard, and eat lots of fruits and vegetables to keep your stool soft. It can get bigger and get thrombosed (when a blood clot forms in the hemorrhoid). See a doctor for bleeding, pain, etc
I had a blod clot removed from hemorrhoid today and it is swollen worse than when it started is this normal, and how long should it last
Yes, surgical trauma: Does cause swelling which can last for uptp a couple of weeks, BUT it does reduce with passage of time. Do take th emeds your Surgeon gave you. A Heating pack or an Ice pack would also help. KMAke sure you have looser stools by taking laxatives or stool softners regularly. NSAIDS help with reducing the pain and inflammation, so use them regularly. If getting worse check with your surgeon.
I have had a bump the size of a dime on the outside by my anus for a few months. Is this normal for a hemorrhoid or could it be something worse?
Don't ignore: It can be several things. Check with your primary care physician or a general surgeon
My 1 year old baby has a hemorrhoid. She had it small a few months ago but now, when she had cough, it got worse. Anything I can do to ease the pain?
See a pediatrician: You need to see a pediatrician what looks like hemorrhoid could be somethings else like prolapse rectum or any variety of thing that could happen to an infant. Please see your pediatrician
Fissure is painful: Most of the time fissure is located near tail bone, usually single with small skin tag, very painful, small amount of fresh blood after deification. Seen in young adults most of the time will heal in few wks to months. Hemorrhoids painless in early stages, bleed a lot, late stages can not be reduced, very painful, you may have a fissure see your physician make sure no tumor.See 1 more doctor answer
Analyze this: Anal fissure or hemorrhoids are common causes of rectal bleeding. Home treatment includes warm sitz baths, stool softeners, high fiber diet, hydration. Be advised that colon cancer or vascular lesions can also cause bleeding. So a gastroenterologist can help you and perform endoscopy to visualize serious problems.
Does sitting a lot make hemorrhoids worse? I've had them for 2 yrs and they periodically act up/bleed. I sit a lot during the day. How to improve them
Hemorrhoid veins: You may be able to avoid irritating the hemorrhoids. Drink plenty of liquids, eat high fiber foods like fruits & vegetables, take fiber supplements like metamucil, avoid constipation and straining or sitting too long at the toilet. Suppositories may relieve a little. See a surgeon for possible hemorrhoid banding procedure if persistent problems.
I got rid of hemorrhoids by diet but all the sudden this huge one appeared last night size of a gum ball an hurts worse then the ones I had for years?
Hemorrhoids: You probably describing a thrombosed external Hemorrhoid. Better have a surgeon look at it.
I've had hemorrhoids for a while now and it's getting worse. Should I see a doctor? I'm 19 years old
I had a colonoscopy 15 months ago. Made my hemorrhoids 100x worse. I now am extremely susceptible to prolapses and want to kill myself. Is there hope?
seen in the local er last night for rectal bleeding, diagnosed with an internal hemorrhoid, they gave me some suppositories, bleeding is worse tdoay?
See rectal surgeon: You may need to see a rectal surgeon who is a specialist in taking care of persistently bleeding hemorrhoids
No: To the best of my knowledge, the two are not related.See 1 more doctor answer
No: Most likely not other then stimulating a bowel movement with which may affect a hemorrhoid.
Discomfort from hemorrhoids is worse while having a bowel movemet. Should I wipe with witch hazel?
Witch hazel: Witch hazel is a plant extract which was used medicinally by American Indians. It has astringent & antioxidant qualities & has been used to reduce swelling. Witch hazel can be used for hemorrhoids. Some wipes contain combination of witch hazel and aloe. Products that do not contain alcohol may be gentler on the skin. Alcohol on the anus could sting.See 2 more doctor answers
I've had hemorrhoids for 20 years and am 37, never been treated. Now my anus is tight and I'm getting fissures and it's getting worse. Is there hope?
Always hope: There is definitely hope. If you haven't already, consider a consultation with a board certified colorectal surgeon that's about 8-10 years in practice. Not a hard number, but plenty of experience. Hope this helps!
Server abdominal pain, wakes me at night and worse after bm. Some rectal bleeding. No hemorrhoid. Pain on left side and upper right. Possibly?
I have seen a tiny bit of blood in my stool every once in a while, so I think I have hemorrhoids. Am I ok to wait and if it gets worse, then to a doctor?
Get checked out.: For most people, the most common cause of blood in the stool is caused by hemorrhoids or anal fissures. However, we take it seriously because colon and rectal cancers can also cause blood in the stool. I tell my patients, especially if they're over 50 or have a strong family history of colon cancer to get it checked by a doctor just to be on the safe side. Hope this helps!