Patient Comments: Hemorrhoids - Treatment

What was the treatment for your hemorrhoids?

A Doctor's View on Effective Hemorrhoid Treatments

Read the Comment by John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Just about everyone will suffer from hemorrhoids at some point in their lifetime. There are a variety of over-the-counter (OTC) treatments and home remedies to soothe and reduce the pain of hemorrhoids. Examples of OTC remedies include laxatives, topical creams, suppositories and gels (for example Preparation H). Some home remedies include sitz baths, and beefing up the fiber in your diet to avoid constipation. If you have diabetes, consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking hemorrhoid medication or treatments because some ingredients may cause blood sugar levels to rise. Read the entire Doctor's View

Comment from: Seeger, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 22

I treated my hemorrhoids with cod liver oil and olive oil. Makes sense since Preparation H is made with shark oil. Still took several weeks but I am symptom free now. I wear panty liners as the oil will discolor your underwear. I continue to use wipes to clean.

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Comment from: Ruth, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 25

I have suffered on and off with hemorrhoids, which I developed during pregnancy/childbirth. Very painful, but always manageable. However, last fall I had a thrombosis. Long story, but because things weren't taken care of properly in the first place, I ended up having an emergency surgery and a 3 week recovery. Anyway, what I want to say is that cortisone suppositories work for me (if they had been prescribed right away, I doubt I would have had that surgery). Since surgery, things have never been the same. I have to be very careful now, that I don't lift anything heavy enough to cause pressure in my abdomen, or I know I'll pay for it. Now my doctor writes me a refill prescription for the suppositories, so I know I'll have them when I need them.

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Comment from: cy, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 05

I had surgery for a hiatal hernia because it was causing my stomach to partially twist, which happens in only 5 percent of hiatal hernia cases. Its official name is a partial stomach volvulus which is extremely dangerous if it twists and gets stuck. I was very lucky that mine did not, but given enough time it would have. I had to wait 10 months for my surgery which was extremely stressful. After waking up from surgery I was in more pain then I have ever been in, but in time that went away and I am extremely happy I got it done.

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Comment from: sinfulangel, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 04

I had three internal hemorrhoids and just had the last banding done on the third one and I tell you it's worth it but it is painful and it goes on for a good couple of months because you can only have it done once every two weeks so far so good.

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Comment from: 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 05

I have hemorrhoids since my third child (10 years) sometimes they bother me and other times they don't cause any pain or itching. The other day however I discovered a small pimple or skin tag on the outside opening of my rectum. It bothers me when I have a bowel movement and wipe sometimes it bothers me when I am wearing thong underwear as well. Is something I should be concerned about?

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Comment from: Aamir K., 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: August 11

Homeopathy has the solution for hemorrhoids. Collinsonia 30 and nux vomica 30 are the medicine for piles (hemorrhoids).

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Comment from: sankha, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 26

Eat salted guava and sweet-melon (optional) for dinner. It cured hemorrhoids for me in 2 days.

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Comment from: alex, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: November 05

Desitin works very well and is cheap. Prep H helps some too. Clean area with witch hazel and clean out any mucus build up as quick as you can otherwise I find it aggravates the area pretty quickly. I find that by doing these steps I can get them taken care of (Or at least much better) in a week or less.

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