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How can hemorrhoids be treated?

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Published At March 18, 2018
Reviewed AtNovember 7, 2022

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 47-year-old female. I have hemorrhoids that are really causing me to pain these days. Can you suggest to me any over-the-counter creams or medications? Do I really need to see a doctor?


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If it is external hemorrhoid or if thrombosed or thrombophlebitis, it may cause pain. Eat a high-fiber diet. Avoid spicy food and alcohol. Do regular exercise and drink plenty of water. Use syrup Lactulose 30 ml at night.

If symptoms have not improved, please consult your physician. He will examine you locally to know whether it is a fissure or internal or external hemorrhoids and treat you accordingly.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu
Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Internal Medicine

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