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Can you tell me about managing to reverse grade 2 hemorrhoids or do they eventually endup getting worse?

Can you tell me about managing to reverse grade 2 hemorrhoids or do they eventually endup getting worse?

Hemorrhoids: The first step in treating hemorrhoids is to underlying cause. The most common cause is bad bowel habit and constipation. Here are some tips that you can follow to manage constipation: http://www. Laendo. Net/english/constipation-89998601. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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


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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?

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 ...Read more

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Does walking make hemorrhoids worse?

Does walking make hemorrhoids worse?

Not really: Walking does not cause "hemorrhoids", but if you do have hemorrhoid prolapse (or a variety of other anal problems) walking may worsen your symptoms. Treatment of the underlying problem should eliminate the problem with walking. ...Read more

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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

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. ...Read more

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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?

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 ...Read more

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It stings bad when I wipe with wet one. I do have a hemorrhoid or fissure. Which is worse?

It stings bad when I wipe with wet one. I do have a hemorrhoid or fissure. Which is worse?

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. ...Read more

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What to do if I have anal fissure or hemorrhoids or something worse.?

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. ...Read more

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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

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. ...Read more

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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?

Yes: Visit a colorectal surgeon in order to get the hemorrhoids removed. Topical treatment such as preparation H or steroid creams may help but will not make hemorrhoids go away. ...Read more

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seen in the local er last night for rectal bleeding, diagnosed with an internal hemorrhoid, they gave me some suppositories, bleeding is worse tdoay?

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 ...Read more

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Will milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) make hemorrhoids worse?

No: Most likely not other then stimulating a bowel movement with which may affect a hemorrhoid. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is it possible for my external hemorrhoid to heal after vaginal labor? What treatment should I take to prevent it become worse after labor?

Is it possible for my external hemorrhoid to heal after vaginal labor? What treatment should I take to prevent it become worse after labor?

Always possible: External hemorrhoids of pregnancy can heal once delivery occurs if they are not actively bleeding or infected. However, your OB MD can facilitate this process by treating the hemorrhoid now while you are still pregnant with medication. Ask him/her to do so. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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Server abdominal pain, wakes me at night and worse after bm. Some rectal bleeding. No hemorrhoid. Pain on left side and upper right. Possibly?

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 won't try to guess: About diagnosis. See you have appendicitis listed under conditions. An assuming that you have had an appendectomy. I would encourage you to seek prompt medical evaluation for this combination of rectal bleeding and severe abdominal pain. ...Read more

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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?

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! ...Read more

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I was prescribed (diosmin+hesperidin) for hemorrhoids, is this safe to take w viagra (sildenafil). Will it make my erectile dysfunction better or worse?

I was prescribed (diosmin+hesperidin) for hemorrhoids, is this safe to take w viagra (sildenafil). Will it make my erectile dysfunction better or worse?

Why Viagra (sildenafil) at 40?: I'm more concerned about the erectile dysfunction of a 40 year old. I don't have your history, but I would be concerned about cardiovascular disease without other obvious causes for you ed. Start by visiting your md for a complete panel of tests to include cimt if possible. If that test is not available a calcium score will do. Ed is a major 'red flag' in a 40 year old. ...Read more

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Hi. I had hemorrhoids. Anal pains stopped a month ago. Back pain is getting worse, now affecting my legs. It hurts from my lower back to my toes.

Hi. I had hemorrhoids. Anal pains stopped a month ago. Back pain is getting worse, now affecting my legs. It hurts from my lower back to my toes.

Back: You need to see a doctor as soon as possible to check this out to make sure its not an infection. May be a neuralgia from the lower spine as well. ...Read more

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I am following strict liquid diet because of pain of external hemorrhoids. Worried that bowel movements might make pain worse. Is liquid diet good ide?

I am following strict liquid diet because of pain of external hemorrhoids. Worried that bowel movements might make pain worse. Is liquid diet good ide?

Soft bland diet: I suggest the use of a stool softener and the ingestion of 8-10 glasses of water, ingestion of cereals and fresh fruit fiber. Consult your physician for the name of a recommended stool softener. ...Read more

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Can I pop my hemorrhoids w/pin. Try everything but didn't work. Bath sit, cream doc. Prescription medicine & more. It get worse itchy rash bottom swollen?

Can I pop my hemorrhoids w/pin. Try everything but didn't work. Bath sit, cream doc. Prescription medicine & more. It get worse itchy rash bottom swollen?

Colorectal surgeon: Hi, you might have a Thrombosed Hemorrhoid and you need to be evaluated by a surgeon for anascopy and treatment. ...Read more

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Had banding and laser for internal hemorrhoids but been having difficulty healing cause of hard stools. I take fiber and stool softener twice a day, could the stool softener make it worse?

Had banding and laser for internal hemorrhoids but been having difficulty healing cause of hard stools. I take fiber and stool softener twice a day, could the stool softener make it worse?

Soft stools: Fiber provides bulk to the stools but doesn't soften them much. Stool softener a like Colace have a mild effect. You should be taking stone fruits and their juices, consider PEG 3350 once or twice daily, milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) once or twice daily. Your doctor can help provide guidance. ...Read more

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What is a tomy hemorrhoid?

What is a tomy hemorrhoid?

Not sure: I have never heard of a tomy hemorrhoid. Are you certain that is the right term? ...Read more

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Why is my hemorrhoid white?

Perianal mass: That would be an unusual color for a hemorrhoid. While hemorrhoids are a common diagnosis, there are other conditions which could be confused for a hemorrhoid such as an abscess. An evaluation by a general or colorectal surgeon would be recommended. ...Read more

Anal Swelling (Definition)

Accumulation of fluid at the opening at the end ...Read more