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What To Take For Hemorrhoids
Veins: Hemorrhoids are normal veins in the anal canal. They can become inflamed or enlarged with constipation or prolonged and repeated straining to have a bowel movement. The veins may become less irritated by avoiding constipation, drink plenty of liquids, eat more fiber (fruits, vegetables, metamucil), avoid junk foods. ...Read more
The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...Read more
Depends on type: There are different type of hemorrhoidectomies. The traditional type will take 4-6 weeks of pain especially when having a bowel movement. While the minimally invasive Staple hemorrhoidectomy is painless and done as out patient. The laser or infra-red spot welding usually not painful nor is the rubber banding for the internal hemorrhoid only. ...Read more
Thrombosed?: Usually hemorrhoids are soft, but when they clot, or thrombose, they become painful and hard. Since I am not sure what you mean by a "bump", if it does not go away in a couple of weeks with warm baths and local ointments, you may want to see a colorectal or general surgeon to diagnose what the problem might be. ...Read more
depends on cause: External hemorrhoids (those external to the anus) can become inflamed and painful with constipation, straining on stool, prolonged sitting and pregnancy. Stool softeners, avoiding straining on stool, topical steroids and anesthetics can help with the pain and inflamation with improvement in 1-2 weeks. In the case of pregnancy only delivery will help with resolution in about 2 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms?: Depends on what you have already tried. The first things are conservative including infcreasing 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/ligatiom. Surgery is really the only definitive treatment for this. ...Read more
Care of hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids, a dilation/swelling of venous tissue around rectum. Non operative treatment is recommended, a bowel regimen (fiber, stool softners, laxatives to goal of 2 soft bowel movements daily) local salves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungal) and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). Surgery only if above fails. Post surgery recovery is several weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Care of hemorrhoids: Medical therapies for hemorrhoids: bowel regimen (fiber, stool softeners, water, juice probiotics, magnesium laxatives to achieve 2 soft bowel movements daily), salves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungals), and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). If medical therapy fails to control hemorrhoids, then ask for surgical referral. There are several safe surgical procedures. ...Read more
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