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Doctor insights on: Will Creams Hemorrhoids

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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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Should i get surgery or creams for hemorrhoids?

Should i get surgery or creams for hemorrhoids?

Get evaluated: 90% of the patients who self-diagnose hemorrhoids don't have them. It all depends on the symptoms and the grade of he problem. If some tissue comes out that you have to push back in, then you probably have problematic hemorrhoids. See a good colorectal or general surgeon. ...Read more

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Any risk and how much steroid absorbed by using anusol hc cream for hemorrhoid. Can it raise eye pressure.

Any risk and how much steroid absorbed by using anusol hc cream for hemorrhoid. Can it raise eye pressure.

Very low risk: From topical steroids. If there is a family history of glaucoma or if any known steroid response then have your eye pressure screened with an eyemd. ...Read more

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Saw PCP recently.Said I had a small anal fissure.Gave me suppositories and some numbing agent (and cream for hemorrhoids).Saw slight blood today. Bad?

Saw PCP recently.Said I had a small anal fissure.Gave me suppositories and some numbing agent (and cream for hemorrhoids).Saw slight blood today. Bad?

Relax the sphincter: Fissure form due to anal sphincter muscles pulling against each other tearing the mucosa and forming the fistula. Relaxing the muscles with nifedipine ointment is the best therapy. ...Read more

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Take Triamcinolone cream for Hemorrhoids, and Doxycycline for UTI. Is it ok to smoke marijuana while taking these? Also Prozac (fluoxetine) and Valium.

Bigger problems?: Sound like you have more pressing issues than hemorrhoids. A male with UTI's is concerning. I would contact a Urologist. Also sounds like you might need some help with substance abuse. Not condemning you just a thought. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of hemorrhoid creams?

Itching/irritation: Most creams can cause increased irritation if used too much or too heavily--allergic reactions are rare but may also exacerbate sypmtoms and worsen the symptoms for which you are using the product! any persistent pain, irritation (>7 days) should be evaluated and not ignored.In other words, ok to try but use with caution! ...Read more