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Which laxative can I use if I have hemorrhoids?

Which laxative can I use if I have hemorrhoids?

Depends: Drink more fluids, less caffeine and alcohol and if necessary use mom (milk of magnesia). But if you drink adequate fluids you should noty require a laxative or softeners. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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


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I know that constipation could lead to hemorrhoids. But I've heard that laxatives could cause hemorrhoids too. Any thoughts?

I know that constipation could lead to hemorrhoids. But I've heard that laxatives could cause hemorrhoids too. Any thoughts?

Fiber: Fiber, especially in fruits and vegetables can ease constipation without causing hemorrhoids. Stool softeners like fiber are safe to use regularly. Laxatives should be used sparingly. ...Read more

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Excrutiating pain during bowel movement with hemorrhoid. Any advice? Enema? Laxative?

Excrutiating pain during bowel movement with hemorrhoid. Any advice? Enema? Laxative?

Fissure: Could be an anal fissure. Soft stools without straining. There is topical medication that may help so call your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been constipated for 5 days now, tried increasing water, 3 days of laxatives and stool softeners. Strained so hard have hemorrhoids, help?

I have been constipated for 5 days now, tried increasing water, 3 days of laxatives and stool softeners. Strained so hard have hemorrhoids, help?

Change your diet: You need to change your life style and your diet and keep your bowels regular and soft with the least use of laxative, you need to have a colonoscopy if you did not have one in the last five years, you need to eat more fruits and vegetables and eat more fibers and hydrate yourself real well, slow down on red meat and greasy food, exercise, use sitz bath and OTC medicine for hemorrhoid ...Read more

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I am 23 years old. I have mild hemoroid and anal fisher for one year. I have constipation and I use laxative. How I treat that? What drug prescript?

I am 23 years old. I have mild hemoroid and anal fisher for one year. I have constipation and I use laxative. How I treat that? What drug prescript?

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 fluids to keep stools soft. Most fissures will heal with a topical cream./ if not, surgery can help. See a doc. ...Read more

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Have hemroids and bleeding in my stool can laxatives work for me since I'm constipated?

Constipation and: Hemorrhoid management work together. Increasing fiber--whole grain bread/cereal, fruits and veggies--generous water intake and more exercise should help regularity. OTC creams or suppositories can improve the pain/symptoms of hemorrhoids and stop the bleeding. You should only use them about a week. If bleeding persists, see doc for eval and possible rubber band ligation or injection of hemorrhoid ...Read more

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Is it normal at all for the bleeding to occur every time I use the bathroom if I have hemorrhoids? (I am 21 weeks pregnant)

Is it normal at all for the bleeding to occur every time I use the bathroom if I have hemorrhoids? (I am 21 weeks pregnant)

Given that bleeding: ...hemorrhoids aren't strictly speaking "normal, " they are certainly common during pregnancy. If your OB is certain that the bleeding is coming from hemorrhoids and you're taking plenty of supplemental iron, s/he may want to delay further intervention. They might resolve on their own after delivery. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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How can I use witch hazel for hemorrhoids?

How can I use witch hazel for hemorrhoids?

Alcohol-free kind: There are many witch hazel products, but you want an alcohol-free one for hemorrhoids or it will burn. Thayer's has several kinds that you can get at health food stores -- I've even seen the pads for sale on amazon. Com. You simply apply the pads several times daily, & after wiping/cleansing after each bowel movement. The liquid can be put on a cotton ball and dabbed in the same way. ...Read more

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Can I use hydrogen peroxide for hemorrhoids?

Can I use hydrogen peroxide for hemorrhoids?

I wouldn't consider: That a good idea- hydrogen peroxide can damage tissue. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to be enough water to submerge the anal area. Soak for about 15 minutes – several times a day. An alternative is placing ¼ cup of witch hazel ; warm water in a basin. Soak for at least 15 minutes, at least twice a day. There are a number of over-the-counter meds. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use desoximetasone on hemorrhoids?

Is it okay to use desoximetasone on hemorrhoids?

Too strong: Hydrocortisone is the only steroid to use on hemorrhoids. Stronger ones can lead to atrophy and incontinence! ...Read more

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Is it okay to use desoximetasone for hemorrhoids?

Is it okay to use desoximetasone for hemorrhoids?

Steroid: That is a topical steroid and it is ok to use but I would use one of the preparations specifically for hemorrhoids that contain steroids. One of those is proctocort. ...Read more

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Can I use nupercainal if I think I have hemorrhoids?

Yes: But if things don't feel better in a ouple of days, get an examination to make sure it is just hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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It's okay to use my halcinonide cream to treat a hemorrhoid right?

It's okay to use my halcinonide cream to treat a hemorrhoid right?

Halcinonide Cream: Halcinonide Cream (Halog Cream) is a topical corticosteroid – so I assume it could help with swelling, itching & discomfort from hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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I have an hemorrhoid. What treatment can I best use to get rid of this?

I have an hemorrhoid. What treatment can I best use to get rid of this?

That Depends: Most hemorrhoids seem to be caused by constipation and straining to have a bowel movement. This can be taken care of by increasing fiber and fluid in your diet. If you have a thrombosed hemorrhoid you can wait it out and it will go away or you can have it opened and emptied. Internal prolapsed hemorrhoids usually usually need some kind of surgery. You need to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to use Edge Cooling conditioner sensitive skin shave gel for relief of hemorrhoid relief?

Ehh, no, ...: I would not recommend that as it may burn and is not recommended for treating hemorrhoids. Try using an approved hemorrhoid cream instead, increasing your fluids and fiber intake to prevent constipation, and then seeing a Dr. If it still irritates you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have colonoscopy procedure friday, right now I have external hemorrhoids can I use preperation h right now, until friday?

Yes: The chemicals in the bowel prep and the diarrhea you get will make your hemmorrhoids inflammed and painful. It is ok to use topical medications to ease this discomfort right up to the day of the procedure. ...Read more

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Can I use hemorrhoid suppositories if I have high bp and taking meds? The back of the box says ask a dr first. What should I look out for?

Can I use hemorrhoid suppositories if I have high bp and taking meds? The back of the box says ask a dr first. What should I look out for?

It should be safe.: There should be no interaction with medications. If your symptoms get worse you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a thrombosed external hemorrhoid and no insurance. It hurts very bad. Would it be in my best interest to just go to an er or use home remides?

Here are some...: Ideally, go to see professionals/ But, you may watch and see if the degree and area of the pain do not worsen/extend with no fever/chill, you may use hemorrhoid-related OTC remedies + normalize BM through self-care. If not as stated, see doc soon. To put all related things together correctly for good care can be done easily by following info in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best.. ...Read more

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CaN I use Ichthammol on my hemorrhoids?

CaN I use Ichthammol on my hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids.: Hemorrhoids are blood vessels at the anus which have become enlarged or inflamed. There are no studies showing any usage of ichthammol for the treatment of hemorrhoids. There is not a lot of reason to suspect it would work, and there is no way to predict whether there would be any side effects. I would see your doctor for the hemorrhoids. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you use clobetasol ointment on hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids: You could but it is a very potent steroid and it could be absorbed into your body more readily when put in the rectal area. Most of the steroids used in hemorrhoid preparations are weaker medications. ...Read more

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I have hemorrhoids whatever product I use burns?

Protect skin!: Hemorrhoids, particularly ones that protrude and 'leak' onto the skin often cause local raw skin which is likely responsible for the 'burn' you feel. Gentle wiping (try baby wipes or balneol) and protective creams containg zinc oxide (diaper rash creams) will help temporarily, but see someone about the hemorrhoids if you want to get rid of this nuisance. ...Read more

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What creams should I use for my hemorrhoids? Brands?

Preparation h: Works will with current hemorrhoids. If they persist, you should see a general surgeon for further treatment options. ...Read more

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