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Wondering what type of hemorrhoid i have and how to get rid of them

By July 31, 2016 - 7:55pm
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Hi i been suffering with constipation for years, for months now everytime i go to pass stool when wiping after i feel them push out it feels like 3 lumps, but usually they go back in on their own, this time I developed a lump on the outside of my anal it hurt sometimes and itch when i wipe or if that area gets touch, also everytime i go to pass stool i can feel them come out again, so i pushed it back in with my finger it stays in untill i try to pass stool again, i went to my pharmacy and they gave me stool softener and scheriproct suppositories tablets to instert it's been 4 days now and the internal still comes out only when i try to pass stool. Which degree hemorrhoid do i have and how to get rid of the external hemorrhoid? Always will it heal or go away with the medication? I don't get any bleeding at all. But is it still serious?

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Hi Lindaa

Thanks for reaching out to EmpowHER with your concerns!

You're going to need an exam to know if you have internal or external hemorrhoids - you may have both.

Hemorrhoids are swollen (varicose) veins in the rectal region that cause discomfort during bowel movements or even sitting down at times and can also itch.

Pregnancy is a major cause of hemorrhoids.

It is also thought that general constipation (not pregnancy related) is to blame as well as a diet lacking in fiber. Dehydration may also be a factor, so drink plenty of water.

There is no definitive cause or solution to hemorrhoids. Although it is thought that the factors listed above are directly related to hemorrhoids, they essentially remain one of natures horrid little mysteries. They can cause bleeding, severe discomfort and can actually cause a person to become constipated from an emotional reaction to them. People are literally too afraid to move their bowels.

If you do suffer from them, there are some ways to help.

A sitz bath is often recommended for pregnant women and anyone can take one. You simply use a small basin, like a portable potty, and sit in it with warm water inside. Some people prefer a saline solution but salts or scents or bubble bath solution is not recommended. Plain water will suffice.

Ice packs can help to shrink the veins.

A diet filled with water and fiber.

Stool softeners.

A doctor can prescribe a foam that is inserted into the rectum with something resembling a tampon applicator, and the foam helps to shrink the veins.

There are over-the-counter creams that can relive the symptoms of hemorrhoids.

Surgery is an option for some. A hemorrhoidectomy (cutting away the hemorrhoids) was often used but this painful method is being use less, in favor of newer methods that are less invasive and cause minimal discomfort. A PPH (Procedure for Prolapse and Hemorrhoids) is a new way to reduce blood flow to the veins and essentially shrink them within a few weeks.

Read more here: http://www.empowher.com/condition/hemorrhoids/news


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