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Why do hemorrhoids itch more at night?

Why do hemorrhoids itch more at night?

More aware: Typically ur up and doing stuff which can aggravate hemorrhoids at the end of the. Or, ur simply "distracted" but daily stuff and when u lay down, u can focus more on ur body. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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

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Could a bump like thing at the bottom of your rectum be hemorrhoids? It itches like hemorrhoids.

Could a bump like thing at the bottom of your rectum be hemorrhoids? It itches like hemorrhoids.

Possibly: Yes it is possible that what you are seeing/feeling is a hemorrhoid. It would require an exam from your physician to confirm. ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Dry affected areas daily
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Treat affected areas with a topical antifungal cream
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See a dermatologist for resistant or widespread cases
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I have a small puffy white bubble-like spot on my anus - itches, and when ointment is applied feels like a cut. What could this be (not a hemorrhoid)?

I have a small puffy white bubble-like spot on my anus - itches, and when ointment is applied feels like a cut. What could this be (not a hemorrhoid)?

Wart: If you take the common hemorrhoid off the list, Genital warts could present like that as well as herpes. Best to have it seen by a physician In person to get a solid diagnosis and plan. ...Read more

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How can you tell difference b/t hypertrophied anal papillae (gastro said I have this) & hemorrhoid?It's hard&solid&sometimes hurts&itches.Want it gone

How can you tell difference b/t hypertrophied anal papillae (gastro said I have this) & hemorrhoid?It's hard&solid&sometimes hurts&itches.Want it gone

See below: It really doesn't matter what it is. If it hurts and causes discomfort that is not received by conservative means, find a proctologist or a general surgeon and have them remove the offender. ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Know it's also called tinea cruris, intertrigo, and groin ringworm
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Know that jock itch is caused by a fungus
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Know risk factors: heat, humidity, tight clothing, sweat, obesity, diabetes
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Most important Rx: Keep your skin as clean and as dry as possible
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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Bath or shower daily with antibacterial soap
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Wear clean, loose-fitting underwear
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Use anti-fungal medications for jock itch
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Dry off after bathing with a clean towel
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Itch (Definition)

Itch is also known as Itching. Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more

Nocturnal (Definition)

This refers to something that ...Read more

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