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Diet advice for a hemmoroid patient - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u?
User :   hi, I have been having problems with a thrombosed hemmrhoid
User :   i went to the doctor monday night...this started monday morning
User :   i went to urgent care and they prescribed cream and pain killer and told me to go to my family doctor in the morning
Doctor :   For Health purposes please provide these: Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status,
User :   tuesday evening, i went to my family doctor and he drained the hemmroid
User :   i am 28, female, texas, hr, married
User :   my question is...he told me to do sitz baths and take tylenol for the pain
User :   the hemmrhoid doesn't seem to be getting any smaller and it still hurts
Doctor :   yeah thats really beneficial
User :   should i be concerned and do i need to go to the emergency room?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   r u in any medication?
User :   how long will it take to shrink?
User :   i am just taking tylenol and advil
Doctor :   may be few weeks
User :   i just want to feel better for christmas
Doctor :   what u can do is: User :   i read on the internet that it can be cut off surgically. is waiting the few weeks even worth it? or should I get it cut
Doctor :   yeah
User :   what do you mean?
Doctor :   'It is important to get into the habit of answering the â??call of natureâ?? so that stools are passed easily without much strain. A diet adequate in fibre, consisting of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole-grain cereals should be taken. Drinking 8 to 10 glasses of fluid daily is advisable.
Doctor :   Gentle cleaning and wiping after each bowel action is recommended.
User :   you there?

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