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Treatment for external hemorrhoids - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hey there
Doctor :   HI
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i have a swollen hemorrhoid that is external and has gotten irriated to the point of bleeding. it wasent bad at first but then i went to the restroom again and it started bleeding.
User :   i got it under control but then later that evening i sneezed and the clinching caused it to start bleeding pretty bad
User :   it has slowed but not completely
User :   do i need to go see a physician or is there something i can get that will help
User :   this was all yesterday
Doctor :   A procedure to clog the vessels in the hemorrhoides, called Coagulation, done by many techniques will help
Doctor :   Right now you can apply pressure & keep some ice
Doctor :   to stop the bleed
Doctor :   Hi, welcome back
User :   hi there
User :   i was just chatting with a doctor about my external hemorrhoid and he said something about coagulation to stop the bleeding
Doctor :   Yes, those are procedures that can be considered by a surgeon
Doctor :   after he assesses your situation
User :   sorry it didnt show that u were still here for a sec soo i was about to explain again
Doctor :   Right now as I said earlier you must
User :   soo i tried folding up toilet paper really thick and leaving in between my cheeks and it helped for a while but never completely stopped
Doctor :   You should have left it longer & then used ice packs
User :   ice will help it heal quicker?
User :   like swelling it will make it go down?
Doctor :   have you got yourself assessed by a surgeon yet?
User :   no thats why i got on here to see if it was that bad
Doctor :   How big is the projection/swelling?
User :   not to large
User :   it was almost gone until i used the restroom and it irritated it
Doctor :   Is it still bleeding?
User :   its a lil bigger than the size of my finger tip
User :   slightly
Doctor :   Since when do you have this problem?
User :   when i blot with a piece of tissue its still got slight blood on it
Doctor :   May I know your age & gender?
User :   i have never had this problem with a hemorrhoid
User :   23 male
Doctor :   Who has diagnosed it to be Hemorrhoides?
User :   i got the hemorrhoid about 3 days ago
User :   well no one but i did the research and thats all i could come up with
Doctor :   Does it pain while you defecate?
User :   not too bad
Doctor :   Ok, this what you must do: Doctor :   Add a lot of fibre(fruits & vegetables) in your diet, Drink a lot of water,
Doctor :   In case you are heavy, lose weight
Doctor :   by increasing physical activity
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