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Symptoms & Causes

Our doctor experts walk you through the symptoms and causes of hemorrhoids on this page.

Symptoms & Causes

Our doctor experts walk you through the symptoms and causes of hemorrhoids on this page.

Suppositories

Suppositories are medicine that you insert into your rectum and is then absorbed by the rectal tissue. Particularly for internal hemorrhoids, suppositories can help…

Witch Hazel

Witch hazel is an astringent solution. It helps shrink a dilated vein when applied topically. It also has some soothing properties to help relieve pain and itching.…

Petroleum Jelly

Petroleum jelly can be applied on a piece of toilet paper for wiping the anus after a bowel movement. The lubricant can help heal an inflamed or irritated area and…

Sitz Bath

A sitz bath is a warm water bath used for healing or cleansing purposes and for treating dilated painful hemorrhoids. You sit in the bath of 2-3 inches of warm water…

Stool Softeners

Stool softeners work by softening stools to make them easier to pass, which helps people avoid straining during bowel movements and prevent constipation. Stool…

Fiber Supplements

Fiber helps make stool (or feces) soft so that it moves smoothly through your colon. Soluble fiber dissolves in water and is found in beans, fruit, and oat products.…

Featured Experts

Eugene Trowers, MD, MPH, FACP

Gastroenterologist

1501 N. Campbell Avenue | PO Box 245017 | Tucson, Arizona 85724

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