4. Witch hazel – Witch hazel is a shrub native to North America. Used medicinally in the United States and Europe for generations, witch hazel extracts can be gently dabbed to your anus to relieve pain and cure your hemorrhoid. The witch hazel oil causes blood vessels to contract, reducing the swelling and stopping the bleeding.For an even better result with witch hazel, put the bottle of witch hazel into ice first, cooling it down before applying it to the hemorrhoids.
You can treat your hemorrhoids at home by changing your diet and toilet habits. You can use medicines to relieve mild pain, swelling, and itching. Doctors treat hemorrhoids with procedures during an office visit or in an outpatient center or a hospital.
A physical examination of the anus usually confirms a diagnosis of external hemorrhoids as they are easily visualized. A digital examination of the lower rectum can confirm the structure of muscles and often locate any polyps and/or tumors.
Although many patients and clinicians believe that hemorrhoids are caused by chronic constipation, prolonged sitting, and vigorous straining, little evidence to support a causative link exists. Some of these potential etiologies are briefly discussed below.
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Sitz. A sitz bath is a warm water bath for the buttocks and hips (the name comes from the German “sitzen,” meaning “to sit”). It can relieve itching, irritation, and spasms of the sphincter muscle. Pharmacies sell small plastic tubs that fit over a toilet seat, or you can sit in a regular bathtub with a few inches of warm water. Most experts recommend a 20-minute sitz bath after each bowel movement and two or three times a day in addition. Take care to gently pat the anal area dry afterward; do not rub or wipe hard. You can also use a hair dryer to dry the area.
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An electric current is then passed through a small metal probe placed at the base of the haemorrhoid, above the dentate line. The specialist can control the electric current using controls attached to the probe.
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There are many hemorrhoid treatment options available in the home or in the form of over-the-counter medications. Many of the treatment methods involve simply easing the symptoms of the hemorrhoids until they clear up on their own.
Many people are embarrassed to go to their doctor about their hemorrhoid problems, which is probably why only an estimated 4% of people see the doctor even if 75% of us experience enlarged hemorrhoids at some point in time. Despite the embarrassment, hemorrhoids should always be examined professionally. Getting a medical exam will help your doctor recommend an effective treatment, and will also rule out more serious causes for your symptoms.
Hemorrhoids are a very common medical More than 75% of Americans have hemorrhoids at some point in their lives, typically after age 30. Pregnant women often develop hemorrhoids, but the condition usually clears up after childbirth. Men are more likely than women to suffer from hemorrhoids that require professional medical treatment.
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Hemorrhoids are highly sensitive, and perfumes and other chemicals may make symptoms worse. It is also important not to wash the anus with soap while hemorrhoids are present. This can dry out and irritate hemorrhoids even more.
My husband is a runner, biker and all around athlete. We live in Florida, so he sweats a lot during exercise and work. Years ago, he got some really bad hemorrhoids / polyps. His MD recommended surgery, which we researched and decided that the cutting route would be last effort. So we started down the path of alternatives.
A number of cauterization methods have been shown to be effective for hemorrhoids, but are usually only used when other methods fail. This procedure can be done using electrocautery, infrared radiation, laser surgery, or cryosurgery. Infrared cauterization may be an option for grade 1 or 2 disease. In those with grade 3 or 4 disease, reoccurrence rates are high.
Injection (sclerotherapy). In this procedure, your doctor injects a chemical solution into the hemorrhoid tissue to shrink it. While the injection causes little or no pain, it may be less effective than rubber band ligation.
Regarding complications from surgery, well-trained surgeons should experience complications in fewer than 5% of cases. Complications include stenosis, bleeding, infection, recurrence, nonhealing wounds, and fistula formation. Urinary retention is directly related to the anesthetic technique used and to the perioperative fluids administered. Limiting fluids and the routine use of local anesthesia can reduce urinary retention to less than 5%.
If these treatments do not work, hemorrhoids may need to be treated by a doctor. Most commonly this can be done in an office setting. In more advanced cases, the hemorrhoids may need to be removed by a hemorrhoidectomy, an operation done to remove hemorrhoids. This is typically done as an outpatient procedure but might require anesthesia or even an overnight hospital stay.
Stool softeners may help, but once hemorrhoids are present, even liquid stools may cause inflammation and infection of the anus. Your health care professional and pharmacist are good resources for discussing the use of stool softeners as hemorrhoid treatments.
The nerves of the anus and rectum are highly sensitive, and particularly so in children. For this reason, children’s ability to resist encroaching bowel movements and/or gases is not as strong as in adults, who are much more practiced at this art. So if your child has had a faux pas, don’t scream at or shame her, otherwise you’ll make her too self-conscious, too controlling and, soon, too constipated and prone to straining in order to overcome her “insensitive” anus or overly constrained anal canal.
External and internal hemorrhoids are diagnosed by a physical exam and history by a health-care professional. Sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy may be ordered to look for other causes of blood in the stool.
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Surgical removal of hemorrhoids (hemorrhoidectomy) can be used for large internal hemorrhoids, when several small hemorrhoids are present, or when other treatments have not controlled bleeding. Sometimes a combination of treatments (for example, a fixative procedure and a hemorrhoidectomy) is the most effective way to treat hemorrhoids. External hemorrhoids can only be removed surgically, if needed. If a blood clot develops in the external hemorrhoid, the clot may need to be removed to relieve pain.
As a simple hemorrhoids treatment Hem-Relief is good. While we found that the price was high for the low ingredient count, we did find their customer service helpful. Most consumers felt that it did relieve some of the pain, and sometimes the bleeding.
The thrombosed hemorrhoid may heal with scarring, and leave a tag of skin protruding in the anus. Occasionally, the tag is large, which can make anal hygiene (cleaning) difficult or irritate the anus.
Hemorrhoids (also called piles) are distended varicose veins in the anus. All veins are lined with valves that permit blood to flow in only one direction (back to the heart). Excess pressure on these valves can cause them to weaken and fail, allowing blood to flow in the wrong direction or to stagnate. The vein may engorge with blood, which, in the anus, results in a hemorrhoid.
If your pile is bearable however still excruciating, make use of a topical hemorrhoid cream to aid discomfort and also inflammation. Utilize it straight on the affected location as required till you really feel better, as well as maintain applying to maintain discomfort down. If discomfort continues consistently or gets much more serious, ask a doctor for a prescription medicine.
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When Jutabha et al compared endoscopic rubber band ligation with bipolar electrocoagulation for chronically bleeding grade II or III internal hemorrhoids that were unresponsive to medical therapy, ligation controlled rectal bleeding and other symptoms with significantly fewer treatments (2.3 ± 0.2) and had a significantly higher success rate (92%) than electrocoagulation (3.8 ± 0.4 and 62%, respectively).  However, severe pain during treatment occurred more often with ligation (8%) than with electrocoagulation (0%), albeit treatment failure and crossovers were significantly less frequent (8% vs 38%).
Medical management is the initial treatment of choice for grade I internal and nonthrombosed external hemorrhoids. It consists of warm baths (twice or thrice daily [bid/tid]); a high-fiber diet  ; adequate fluid intake; stool softeners; topical and systemic analgesics; proper anal hygiene; and in some cases, a short course of topical steroid cream. A 2012 review indicates a potential benefit of phlebotonics in treating hemorrhoids.