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What can I do to keep a hemorrhoid from bursting? I would like to avoid it as much as possible.

What can I do to keep a hemorrhoid from bursting? I would like to avoid it as much as possible.

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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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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


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Pls mention drugs that will worst hemorrhoids & foods to be avoided when one having hemorrhoids????

Pls mention drugs that will worst hemorrhoids & foods to be avoided when one having hemorrhoids????

Hemorrhoids worse: Constipation is what makes hemorrhoids worse, both because of straining, and because of rubbing of a hard stool. Any drug or food which causes constipation will therefore make it worse. But you can prevent this by always taking stool softeners like Colace, (docusate sodium) and eating lots of salads and drinking lots of fluids to prevent constipation. ...Read more

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I am trying to gain weight so I eat a lot. I also use the bathroom a lot. Could this be the cause of my hemorrhoid? What should I do

I am trying to gain weight so I eat a lot. I also use the bathroom a lot. Could this be the cause of my hemorrhoid? What should I do

Yes: Frequent bm's can worsen hemorrhoids. Ideally you should have one soft bm daily. Extra fiber can help with regularity issues. ...Read more

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How should you breathe, while weightlifting, to avoid hemorrhoids?

How should you breathe, while weightlifting, to avoid hemorrhoids?

Breathing.: In general, hemorrhoids or not, when weight training we should breathe out when moving the weight (pushing or pulling) and breathe in when returning the weight to the starting position. ...Read more

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What foods to avoid and what foods to consume when you have an internal hemorrhoid?

Avoid constipation: Hemorrhoids are exacerbated by constipation and the "pushing" necessary. Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. Don't sit for long periods on the toilet. ...Read more

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How to avoid hemorrhoids?

You can't: These are congenital that develop in mid / later life. So you may or may not depending on your genetics
Avoiding constipation may delay their appearance butt won't prevent them ...Read more

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If I eat more vegetables can I prevent hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids: Unfortunately, pregnant women often get hemorrhoids not because of their diet, but because the increased blood supply to the fetus also increases the blood supply to their hemorrhoidal veins. Vegetables are still a good nutrititious source in pregnancy, but unlikely to prevent these hemorrhoids from developing. ...Read more

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What exacerbates external hemorrhoids? What activities and/or food should I avoid?

What exacerbates external hemorrhoids? What activities and/or food should I avoid?

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

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I think I have a thrombosed hemorrhoid. How can I relieve the pain associated with it? How can I help it resolve to avoid surgery?

I think I have a thrombosed hemorrhoid. How can I relieve the pain associated with it? How can I help it resolve to avoid surgery?

Time: Local heat like warm baths, use Ibuprofen or Aspirin for discomfort, avoid bowel straining and constipation. These thrombosed hemorrhoids naturally resolve in 5-7 days without surgery, or can see a surgeon sooner as needed. ...Read more

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I do eat garlic every morning and it was last month that I got anal hemorrhoids, so is it fine to continue eating or it will increase hemorrhoids?

I do eat garlic every morning and it was last month that I got anal hemorrhoids, so is it fine to continue eating or it will increase hemorrhoids?

No neg. Relationship: Hemorrhoids are typically caused by too much straining while defecating. Hemorrhoids are bulging veins in the anal area and the added pressure increases the vein expansion with blood. Eat more foods with fiber to make it easier to go to bathroom and to put less pressure down below when you go. ...Read more

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How can I avoid hemorrhoids while pregnant?

How can I avoid hemorrhoids while pregnant?

FLUIDS!!: Throughout your pregnancy drink plenty of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids, 80-100 ounces per day and adjust for excercise and meds that cause constipation by drinking more fluids. Also during breast feeding your fluid needs increase, don't read on the toilet, and avoidd straining, constipation, and diarrhea. Do not sit on those inflatable donut rings! They will make the swelling/ pain worse. ...Read more

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What Is The Best Food To Eat After Hemorrhoid Surgery?

What Is The Best Food To Eat After Hemorrhoid Surgery?

Anuyjing: You can actually eat anything you'd like. I recommend considering a soft or liquid diet for 2-3 days. Also take a still softener once or twice a day. Drink plenty of water and start trying to eat 20-30 grams of fiber a day ...Read more

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Aside from drinking lots of fluids, what foods should I eat or not eat to prevent my hemorrhoids?

Aside from drinking lots of fluids, what foods should I eat or not eat to prevent my hemorrhoids?

None: Food is not the cause or cure for disease. High fiber foods will help prevent constipation which may aggravate hemorrhoids, butt won't cure the problem nor does it cause it. If you want to prevent hemorrhoids walk on all fours like a gorilla ...Read more

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My family has history of hemorrhoids how do I do some damage control? A little prevention would be great but since I can't avoid this. What can I do?

My family has history of hemorrhoids how do I do some damage control? A little prevention would be great but since I can't avoid this. What can I do?

Hemmorhoids: Many people present with piles and this can actually be the issue or one of many other problems that your doctor can help
there are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help these common problems. Both constipation and diarrhea can lead to this condition as well it is best if you consult with a general or colorectal surgeon to help with preventative steps. ...Read more

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How can hemorrhoids be prevented? What causes hemorrhoid, is there any type of food that should be avoided?

How can hemorrhoids be prevented? What causes hemorrhoid, is there any type of food that should be avoided?

Hemorrhoids!: Hemorrhoids are caused by many factors, including heredity. But the main preventable causes are low fiber in your diet, pregnancy in women, which causes pelvic venous congestion, tight garments, constipation, which forces more bearing down with defecation. Sitting for prolongued periods is an aggravating factor. Obesity as well. Exercise helps preventing them, as does correcting what I've said! ...Read more

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What should you eat when you have had your hemorrhoids removed and it hurts to poop?

What should you eat when you have had your hemorrhoids removed and it hurts to poop?

Stool softener: You will need a stool softener supplement such as doss or mom daily (increase dose until stool is soft) until the area of surgery has healed completely. Food changes alone will probably not work. ...Read more

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I have had a hemorrhoid for a couple of months now, IV tried several treatments and I drink lots of water and eat fibre, any suggestions to get rid?

I have had a hemorrhoid for a couple of months now, IV tried several treatments and I drink lots of water and eat fibre, any suggestions to get rid?

You are already: Doing some helpful things. 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. Insure you are staying physically active. ...Read more

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I've had what I think is hemorrhoids for over 2 years and have tried gels and sitz baths as well as avoiding the itching when I can. What should I do?

I've had what I think is hemorrhoids for over 2 years and have tried gels and sitz baths as well as avoiding the itching when I can. What should I do?

See a general surgeo: I recommend seeing a general surgeon to determine which type of hemorrhoids you have. (Internal or external). Rubber band ligation maybe your best option. ...Read more

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Due to hemorrhoid swelling after BM may I space Fleet enemas out 1.5 hrs apart prior to a flex sig to avoid potential damage/bleeding; be cleaned out?

Due to hemorrhoid swelling after BM may I space Fleet enemas out 1.5 hrs apart prior to a flex sig to avoid potential damage/bleeding; be cleaned out?

Yes you may: There is nothing fixed about the interval between Fleets enemas. Do what is comfortable and repeat till it is clean inside. Do not eat any solid foods for 12 hours before the sigmoidoscopy. ...Read more

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I have hemorrhoids & I bleed a little so I've been afraid to eat anything besides water lettuce apple and yogurt could this attribute to 3lbweight loss?

Variable weight: You are wondering if your 3 lb weight loss is from changing your diet secondary to hemorrhoids. It is more likely that your weight loss is from variation yes. But you should be able to eat healthy and hemorrhoids will heal. If you have weight concerns and hemorrhoids see your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been told I have Internal Hemorrhoids. Had them checked out (recently too). I eat fiber. Drink some water. EXCRUCIATING PAIN using restroom. Why?

I've been told I have Internal Hemorrhoids. Had them checked out (recently too). I eat fiber. Drink some water. EXCRUCIATING PAIN using restroom. Why?

Pain: The pain IS really bad and is due to the fact that there is inflammation of the hemorrhoids in the area in contact with the stool. A very raw surface. There are many things you can try OTC. Drink lots of water to avoid constipation. ...Read more

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External Hemorrhoids after the swelling goes down do I push it back in? Do I leave it. I eat a lot of fiber and workout. I do try to push out my stool

External Hemorrhoids after the swelling goes down do I push it back in? Do I leave it. I eat a lot of fiber and workout. I do try to push out my stool

It stay out: External hemorrhoid stay out, you do not have to push it back. You need to avoid straining and long sitting in the toilet, you can sit in the bath tub filled with warm water, if still bother you see a surgeon ...Read more

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What type of foods should I eat if I have internal hemorrhoids and a little polyp? Sweets, yogurt, proteins, white cheese, cocoa and tea are forbidden?

What type of foods should I eat if I have internal hemorrhoids and a little polyp? Sweets, yogurt, proteins, white cheese, cocoa and tea are forbidden?

Anything.: You can eat anything when you have internal hemorrhoids as long as you avoid constipation and don't strain. Easiest way to take a tablespoon of Metamucil dissolve in 12 glass of water and follow with one glass of water. ...Read more

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Can I eat eggs and chicken if I have Gastric esophagitis (GERD) and hemorrhoids?

Can I eat eggs and chicken if I have Gastric esophagitis (GERD) and hemorrhoids?

That's fine.: People with GERD can eat eggs and chicken, as they won't trigger symptoms typically. As far as hemorrhoids, you really need fiber and water to keep your bowel habits optimized. So eggs and chicken are fine as long as you add higher-fiber foods to them. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed 3 years ago. Still chronic diarrhea with anything I eat or drink even eating healthy don't help. Now hemorrhoids. Any idea?

Gallbladder removed 3 years ago. Still chronic diarrhea with anything I eat or drink even eating healthy don't help. Now hemorrhoids. Any idea?

"Cure" for diarrhea: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), ; duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection that is affecting my rectum but I also have a problem with hemorrhoids. Are there any anti fungal creams I need to avoid?

I have a yeast infection that is affecting my rectum but I also have a problem with hemorrhoids. Are there any anti fungal creams I need to avoid?

Careful: Antifungal creams are OK to use on the outside (skin only), however, I recommend that your condition be diagnosed as fungal for sure and is not just your assumption. I am not aware of any warnings related to the use of anti-fungal creams as far as hemorrhoids are concerned. ...Read more

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Having thrombosis or something hemorrhoids removed tomorrow, .Can I eat Banana w/Rocky Road Icecream, then drink the Konsyl fiber mixture right now?

Having thrombosis or something hemorrhoids removed tomorrow, .Can I eat Banana w/Rocky Road Icecream, then drink the Konsyl fiber mixture right now?

Bowel prep: As long as you are NPO for at least 12 hours before your procedure you can eat but I would stick to bland foods because you are going to rapidly transit everything through with the bowel prep/ Golytely or mag citrate. ...Read more

Anal Swelling (Definition)

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