Is there some magical treatment for hemorrhoids?????

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   Posted 7/31/2009 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I seem to have developed a painful hemmy. I have tried the baths & epsom salt & PH wipes... how long til they go away? I have had a couple small internal ones, tub this one is nothing like that.

Here's to hoping there's a quick fix!
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   Posted 7/31/2009 9:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Most hemorrhoids do not go away, but they can shrink to a less problematic size. Products like proctosol or proctocream have worked for me to lessen the painful episodes. Those are cortisone based ointments. They usually come with an applicator that can help with internal ones too if they are close to the opening. I have also been given lidocaine gel to apply to numb them temporarily when having BMs.

Also, make sure your under garments and pants/shorts aren't too tight and aggravating the area. If I am having a painful episode, only 100% cotton undies work for me. Anything else traps moisture and heat and seems to make them worse. Also, avoid straining because that can cause them too enlarge or others to form.
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   Posted 7/31/2009 9:49 PM (GMT -7)   
There's also the possibility that it could be the dreaded "elephant ears." Go to this link, and scroll down at the following site to see photos:

I used to think that I had a giant hemmie, but now I'm pretty sure that it's a giant elephant ear. The mountain range extends from the anus to the vaginal opening. Yuck! My GI told me to have a surgeon look at it, but from what I've heard, surgeons don't want to touch them.
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   Posted 8/1/2009 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Great. I have not been straining, but I have been really constipated this month. Can you get proctosol & proctocream over the counter?

I only have one painful bump there, so I think it's a hemmy. I can push it in, but it just comes right back out.

Hopefully it will go away soon. Most sites say a few days to 2 weeks.
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   Posted 8/2/2009 5:29 AM (GMT -7)   
huckleberrie, you would happen to be post-surgery right now would you? I had 80% of colon and 20" small removed about 8 weeks ago, and I'm dealing with some awfully painful issues back there myself.

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   Posted 8/2/2009 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Nope. I am new to all this. No surgery.

It's very unpleasant... I just had an abscess that had went away about a month ago, and now it's this. If it's not one thing, it's another....
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