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Do thong underwear irritate hemorrhoids?

Do thong underwear irritate hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids: The question here is what actually bothers you?
Underwear cannot cause internal hemorrhoids to prolapse, but it can irritate perianal skin.
Accumulating of moisture in the anal and vaginal areas due to normal activites and rubbing of skin together can be very irritating and lead to fungal skin infections.
This is not a hemorrhoid issue but one of hygiene. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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


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Have had lump on anus assume hemorrhoid for past weak painful at first and last two days blood stains on underwear. Is that normal should I see my Dr.

Have had lump on anus assume hemorrhoid for past weak painful at first and last two days blood stains on underwear. Is that normal should I see my Dr.

Tear also: You have blood on toilet paper and have concerns for a hemorrhoid. It could also be an anal tear or abrasion. This happens from wiping too hard. It is very common. Your doctor will look at your anus and do an exam. If it is a hemorrhoid you will need to alter your diet and add fiber. If it is a tear you can benefit be using a wipe. ...Read more

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Can having a hemorroid cause blood to be on your underwear?

Can having a hemorroid cause blood to be on your underwear?

Yes: Hemorrhoids can bleed on their own or after bowels movements. This should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Does wearing thongs irritate a hemorrhoid and fissure even more? I've had both for 3 months and I've worn normal panties for 3 days and it's better

Does wearing thongs irritate a hemorrhoid and fissure even more? I've had both for 3 months and I've worn normal panties for 3 days and it's better

You answered: Your own question. If it works for you the the answer is YES.
There a no scientific papers or studies on this subject. ...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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How to get hemorrhoid removed?

How to get hemorrhoid removed?

See you doctor: Removing hemorrhoids is a surgical procedure. See your doctor/surgeon. ...Read more

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How can you treat a hemorrhoid?

How can you treat a hemorrhoid?

Hemorrhoid help: I agree w dr. Hoepfner. 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.
Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm. ...Read more

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Will I have a hemorrhoid forever?

Will I have a hemorrhoid forever?

No: Actually hemorrhoids ususally will go away. Remember fiber, exercise and fluids will help keep hemorrhoids away. ...Read more

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What should I do about hemorrhoid?

What should I do about hemorrhoid?

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. Treated at home by avoiding constipation, drink plenty of liquids, eat more fiber (fruits, vegetables, metamucil), avoid junk foods. See a surgeon if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What to do if hemorrhoid problems?

What to do if hemorrhoid problems?

Here you go..: Stay well hydrated, add a bulk laxative (e.g. metamucil,) eat a balanced diet with fibre, and be efficient when using the toilet. Do not linger. There are many topical hemorrhoidal agents, e.g. Anusol, which you can use. If necessary, seek help from a colorectal surgeon or general surgeon with anorectal experience. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to know if I've got a hemorrhoid?

How to know if I've got a hemorrhoid?

The symptoms: Hemorrhoids are engorged vascular tissue, usually up in the rectum just above the anus. Symptoms are generally pain or bleeding. Occasionally a blood clot, thrombosis will occur on the outside with is suddenly painful and swollen, and responds quickly to excision if done in a timely fashion. ...Read more

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I have a hemorrhoid--how can I heal it?

I have a hemorrhoid--how can I heal it?

Need to see your MD: Yes at your age it could be hemorrhoid, anal polyp, condyloma etc, but you have to see your doctor to make sure it is not cancer, once proved diet, plenty off fluids, regular bms sietz bath and local creams when they flare will help you. ...Read more

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It is ok if I push back in a hemorrhoid?

Yes: Yes, if it goes back easily then there is no problem. You will not hurt anything by pushing it back. Many people have hemorrhoids that come out during a bowel movement. However if it becomes "stuck" outside, hard throbbing and very painful it may have thrombosed. While this will go away eventually by itself, most people prefer to seek immediate relief with medical attention. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a hemorrhoid?

What is the best way to treat a hemorrhoid?

Depends: Is it internal? External? Itch/burn? Bleeding? Prolapsed (+/- need for manual reduction).

If you are eating a well balanced diet (with 25-30 grams of fiber daily), drinking sufficient amount of water and exercising regularly yet continue to have hemorrhoid problems, better see your doctor now. Do not put off the inevitable. ...Read more

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What causes a internal hemorrhoid to develop?

Veins: Hemorrhoids are very common, especially during pregnancy and after childbirth. They result from increased pressure in the veins of the anus. The pressure causes the veins to swell, making them painful, particularly when you are sitting. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a hemorrhoid be painless?

Yes: There are internal hemorrhoids that usually are painless. External ones are often painful when a clot forms. See image attached. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a hemorrhoid that bleeds but isn't painful at all?

Is it possible to have a hemorrhoid that bleeds but isn't painful at all?

Yes: Internal hemorrhoids can bleed without any pain at all. Internal hemorrhoids are located above the "dentate line." this is where the lining of your colon meets the skin of your butt (similar to the difference between the outside of you lips and the inside of your mouth). Above the dentate line there is very minimal sensation, so irritated internal hemorrhoid tissue can bleed without pain. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids be white?

Can hemorrhoids be white?

No: Hemorrhoids are engorged blood vessels very superficial under the skin. They tend to be purplish or reddish. If they thrombose (clot) they can turn dark almost black. ...Read more

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Why do hemorrhoids spread?

Why do hemorrhoids spread?

They really don't: But the same reason that causes some veins to dilate, could affect more veins in that same region. ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids light pink?

It could be: A hemorrhoid is a enlarged vein at the anus or in the lower rectum. Internal hemorrhoids are deep to the anus. External hemorrhoids are outside of the anus. A hemorrhoid is a bump that can cause pain, bleeding and may be itchy. ...Read more

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How common are hemorrhoids?

Very: Hemorrhoids are normal veins that everyone is born with. When they are symptomatic it is usually related to excessive straining, constipation, chronic diarrhea. Low fiber diets, excessive caffeine and our rushed lifestyles can contribute to making them symptomatic. ...Read more

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How do I treat hemorrhoids?

How do I treat hemorrhoids?

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, please seek evaluation to be certain. ...Read more

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How can I treat hemorrhoids?

Conservative mgmt: Conservative management (non surgical) includes things like: sitz baths 2x/day, balneol lotion, wet wipes, calmol 4 rectal suppositories 2x/d-all for 7-10 days. Avoid constipation, use a stool softener if needed, avoid spicy foods (if it burns on the way in, it burns on the way out), coffee, alcohol, tobacco.
Frequent, ongoing, or recurr symptoms, e.g. Pain, bleeding, lump- see colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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How do you repair hemorrhoids?

How do you repair hemorrhoids?

Several alternatives: There are many different ways to repair hemorrhoids depending on their location (internal or external) and their severity. For small internal hemorrhoids, placing a rubber band on them may be all that is required. Larger hemorrhoids, especially if they prolapse outside the anus may require removal of the hemorrhoids (which are just large veins) ANS sutures. ...Read more

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How can I heal the hemorrhoids?

Regular soft BM's: Most problems with hemorrhoids will heal with time (usually 6 weeks) I recommend: regular bm's-may need stool softeners/fiber, warm baths or soaks several times per day, good hygiene-tucks, over the counter ointments for short time frames, Hydrocortisone ointments ocassionally. ...Read more

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How do I eliminate hemorrhoids?

How do I eliminate hemorrhoids?

Care of hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are a dilation and swelling of the expandable tissue around the rectal opening. Non operative treatment includes a bowel regimen (fiber, stool softeners, laxatives to goal of 2 soft bowel movements daily) local salves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungals) and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). Surgery only if above fails. ...Read more

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How can you shrink hemorrhoids?

Depends: Minor hemorrhoids can be "shrunk" with proper diet and fluids, avoiding caffeine excess, and correcting diarrhea or constipation issues. ...Read more

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