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Will Thong Underwear Exacerbate 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Been diagnosed with hemorrhoids, 2 weeks after having dry sex with a sexually active partner. I had my underwear on. Can this be a sign of STDs (warts?)
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
What to do: 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 water. There needs to >. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are very common. They occur from a stasis of blood flow in the blood vessels that go to our lower intestines. As you get older you are less active and sit for longer periods of time. Do not sit on the toilet to read. Use a soft wet type of tissue for wiping. Over the counter medicated pads may help with inflammation. See doctor if worsens. Exercise and eat fiber. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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