Hemorrhoids

How to Choose the Best Pillow for Hemorrhoids

When your hemorrhoids act up, applying ointment over and over can be annoying, especially when you’re away from the comfort of your own home. That’s where a hemorrhoid pillow comes...

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Why Do Hemorrhoids Itch? Causes & Treatment Methods

Some of the many uncomfortable symptoms of hemorrhoids include burning, pain, tearing, bleeding, irritants and more. Today, we’ll focus on itching, and investigate why hemorrhoids itch and how you can...

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How Long Do Hemorrhoids Last? Warning Signs & Treatments

Hemorrhoids are a painful condition that affects millions of adult Americans every year. Some estimates suggest that half of all Americans over 50 will experience hemorrhoids. Despite how common this...

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How to Poop with Hemorrhoids: Pain Relief Tips

Being afraid of a painful trip to the toilet is no fun. A squeaky wheel, however, gets the grease, and because about half of all people will deal with itchy...

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What Is The Best Diet For Hemorrhoids Sufferers? Foods to Eat & Avoid

When it feels like your body is always working against you instead of with you, getting your nutrition right may feel like a far away goal. The truth is, it...

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Can Stress Cause Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids that cause discomfort are fairly easy to spot, but the cause of hemorrhoids can feel like such a mystery. Do you feel that nothing you’re physically doing should cause...

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Is Yogurt Good for Hemorrhoids?

🗣️ Hemorrhoids are a common condition for an easy-to-explain reason: The veins in your lower rectum are significantly affected by your diet, and bad diets cause hemorrhoids to flare up....

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Does Using Vicks on Hemorrhoids Provide Relief?

😟 Hemorrhoids are much more common than you think, but there’s a reason they’re not often on the table for discussion. These swollen veins responsible for swelling, itching and even...

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Can You Pop a Hemorrhoid? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

When there’s something extra on the skin, some get a strange urge to pull it off - like picking a scab. It’s similar to a pimple. It feels strange, and...

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Can Hemorrhoids Cause Constipation? Or is it the Other Way Around

🐣 Life's biggest question: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? 🌎 While we at the Doctor Butler's blog appreciate life's big mysteries, things aren't so philosophical around here....

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The Stages & Signs a Fissure is Healing

An anal fissure refers to cuts or tears in the skin that lines the opening of the anus. The wound is typically small in size but can cause a significant...

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Can Hemorrhoids Last For Years? Why Your Hemorrhoids Won’t Go Away

For being such a small group of veins in your lower rectum, hemorrhoids cause their fair share of unpleasant symptoms. When suffering from a flare-up, even short lived relief goes...

Hemorrhoids, Pregnancy and Motherhood

Healing Benefits of Postpartum Sitz Baths

With a new baby on your hands, the last thing you want holding you back after childbirth is lingering pain. Following nine months of pregnancy and then labor, however, anal...

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Does Sitting on a Donut Pillow for Hemorrhoids Hurt or Help?

It makes sense: your backside is in pain when you sit, so a cushion that keeps your tush in the air should do the trick. Right? Wrong! While many people...

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Hemorrhoid Home Care: How to Clean Hemorrhoids

Feeling hopeless in the face of this discomfort? Fear not! Proper and consistent cleaning of hemorrhoids and the areas they affect does wonders for minimizing symptoms and preventing the frequency...

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How Big Can Hemorrhoids Get?

Everyone has hemorrhoids. Most of the time they lay dormant and go unnoticed. But they can become inflamed, grow in size and then become irritated, causing many of the painful...

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How Can You Get a Hemorrhoid?

Like so many things pertaining to our bodies, we don’t even think about the existence of hemorrhoids until they become a problem. But rest assured, once hemorrhoids are a problem,...

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How Do Hemorrhoid Creams Work?

Hemorrhoids can be a real pain, so take back your power over piles with a simple and effective method of treatment: hemorrhoid cream! Hemorrhoid creams combine ingredients that target the...

Hemorrhoids, Pregnancy and Motherhood

An open letter: Why Primary Care Physicians Should Prevent Hemorrhoids Through Proactive Screening

Dr. Robert Cutler, our founder and product developer, penned this open letter to increase patient-provider dialogue on the issue of hemorrhoids. Early screening can prevent surgical intervention and other complications....

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How to Reduce Hemorrhoid Size

Internal or external hemorrhoids can be a burden on your behind and your mind. While it may take time for your hemorrhoids to heal completely, you are not helpless when...

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Prolapsed Hemorrhoid: Symptoms, Self-Care and Treatment

Think you have a hemorrhoid? If you're asking the question, you probably do... (though we urge you to schedule doctor's visit to make sure it's not a more serious condition.)...

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What Causes Anal Fissures: Symptoms, Causes & Prevention

They say there’s nothing worse than a paper cut, but imagine a paper cut…in your butt. It may be tiny, but it’s a slice that packs a painful punch, and...

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Bleeding Hemorrhoids: How Much is Normal?

Author’s Note: This Halloween-themed post from October is relevant year round. Don’t be scared…keep reading! ‘Tis the season for all things scary, hairy and dripping with blood. As hemorrhoid sufferers...

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What Do Hemorrhoids Feel Like?

We love hemorrhoid jokes as much as the next brand, but being the butt of every joke gets old when we have some real-deal advice to share! What does a...

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8 of the Best (and 2 of the Worst) Treatments for Hemorrhoid Relief

To get rid of hemorrhoid pain and find hemorrhoid relief quickly, there are a few routes available. If you’ve never had hemorrhoids before, we first recommend a medicated ointment, because...

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Lidocaine Ointment USP 5%: Topical Uses, Application, and Side Effects

Lidocaine can be found in a multitude of topical medications and drugs that provide relief from muscle pain, various skin conditions, bug bites, sunburn, allergic reactions, rashes, and more. But...

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What Does Hemorrhoid Cream Do: Uses, Side Effects, and Alternatives

One in every 20 Americans currently has a hemorrhoid problem. That’s millions and millions of people affected each year, making hemorrhoids a common struggle for so many American adults. Are...

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How to Prevent Hemorrhoids? 7 Simple Prevention Tips

Hemorrhoids are embarrassing to talk about, so you might be surprised to know that they’re actually pretty common and you’re far from alone in your pain and uneasiness. Knowing that...

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How to Sleep with Hemorrhoids and Relieve Pain at Night

Hemorrhoids itch, burn, hurt, bleed and make living your normal life uncomfortable. That includes sleeping. For many patients, a bad flare up can keep them awake early into the morning....

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Are Hemorrhoids Genetic? Explaining Risk Factors of Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids affect a large number of Americans. In fact, half of all Americans over 50 struggle with hemorrhoids, though many under 50 get them regularly too. This frustrating affliction is...

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