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Will prep for a colonoscopy irritate my hemorrhoids? How can I prevent them from becoming enlarged?

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Dr. David Stein
Surgery - Colorectal
4 doctors agree

In brief: Unfortunately yes

The bowel prep will cause the hemorrhoids to flare.
Using witch hazel, tucks pads and desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) will help.

In brief: Unfortunately yes

The bowel prep will cause the hemorrhoids to flare.
Using witch hazel, tucks pads and desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) will help.
Dr. David Stein
Dr. David Stein
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Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Colonoscopy

The bowel movements can irritate your hemorrhoids.
You can try a cortisone cream to decrease the irritation and also coat the hemorrhoid with desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) cream as a barrier before starting your bowel prep.

In brief: Colonoscopy

The bowel movements can irritate your hemorrhoids.
You can try a cortisone cream to decrease the irritation and also coat the hemorrhoid with desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) cream as a barrier before starting your bowel prep.
Dr. John Cheng
Dr. John Cheng
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