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Diagnosed with anual fissure and external hemroid. Prescribed cortisone cream. Normal?

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I was diagnosed with an anual fissure and external hemroid and given perscription cortisone cream to use. Still having discomfort. Is this normal?
Posted Mon, 21 Oct 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Jorge Brenes-Salazar 26 minutes later
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Dear patient,

Indeed, it takes several days for the inflammation to be controlled and go away, in the mean time there are other creams like preparation H that contains an anesthetic and a vasocosntrictor to help relief.

Yours truly,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
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Follow-up: Diagnosed with anual fissure and external hemroid. Prescribed cortisone cream. Normal? 15 minutes later
I am already using a perscription cortisone cream and it seemed to get better for a couple of days and now having discomfort again. Is this normal for the discomfort to come and go when you have ananal fissure and external hemroids?
Answered by Dr. Jorge Brenes-Salazar 49 minutes later
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Rule out thrombosed hemorrhoid

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It may be the course if some inciting factor, such as constipation continues to be present, but if that is not the issue, thrombosis of the hemorrhoids must be ruled out since it is a cause of exacerbation of pain. It would be advisable to have your provider take another look.

Yours truly,

Dr B
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