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Hemorrhoid Suppositories, Are They An Effective Treatment?

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Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the rectum and anus, resulting in severe pain, itching, bleeding, burning sensations, and/or difficulty during bowel movements. They are either internal or external. Internal hemorrhoids are located under the mucous membrane inside the anal canal, while hemorrhoidal tissue is found outside of internal hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoid suppositories are used as a treatment by strengthening weakened tissues of the anus.

 

Methods for Relief

Hemroid treatment options range from over-the-counter medications to surgery with varying degrees of success. While some treatments provide relief instantly, there is no cure for hemorrhoids. They must be treated repeatedly throughout a person’s life. Treatments can be divided into two types:

 – Internal Hemorrhoids

– External Hemorrhoids

Treatments for Hemorrhoids 

Internal hemorrhoids are treated in a variety of ways, including creams, ointments, pads, and wipes, as well as suppositories. Suppositories are inserted into the rectum and work to relieve by shrinking the swollen veins and tissues. Suppositories come in both over-the-counter and prescription varieties. How effective they are as a treatment is variable, with some people finding relief and others not seeing any improvement.

 

External hemorrhoids are treated through methods such as topical medications, pads and bandages, wipes, creams, and ointments, as well as suppositories. Suppositories are inserted into the rectum and work to relieve by shrinking the swollen veins and tissues. Suppositories come in both over-the-counter and prescription varieties. How effective they are as a treatment is variable, with some people finding relief and others not seeing any improvement.

 

Suppository Side Effects 

Most treatments have many side effects associated with them, but there are instances where a person may experience some minor irritation, develop an allergic reaction, or infection after using a medication or cream. Suppositories are no different and may cause some minor side effects such as:

– Mild irritation or burning sensation

– Itching

– Rash or hives

– Swelling

– Rectal discharge or bleeding

– Headache

– Nausea

 

If a person experiences any of these side effects after using suppositories, they should stop using the product and consult with their doctor. Suppositories should not be used if a person has a known allergy. Hemorrhoids can also be a sign of other more serious medical conditions, and it is essential to seek medical help if they are not relieved with over-the-counter treatments.

Hemorrhoids are caused by a variety of factors, including increased pressure in the pelvic area, genetics, hormonal changes, and straining during bowel movements. Symptoms may also indicate other medical problems, including:

 – Colon Cancer

Rectal Cancer

Anal Fissures

IBS or Inflammatory Bowel Disease

 

It is important to make sure that symptoms are correctly diagnosed before any treatment options such as suppositories are used. Anyone noticing symptoms for more than a week should see their physician for diagnosis and treatment options. Suppositories can provide some relief, but they will not cure the cause. Suppositories are an effective treatment option for many people, but they do not provide a permanent cure.

 

Suppository Ingredients

Suppositories are inserted into the rectum in order to target the swollen tissues of Hemorrhoids. The ingredients found in suppositories are intended to shrink them by drying out hemorrhoids, reducing inflammation, and strengthening weakened veins or tissues around the anus.

Some Hemorrhoid suppositories contain ingredients including:

– Witch Hazel

– Prune Juice

– Aloe Vera

These ingredients have been used for centuries for treatment and can be found in a variety of hemorrhoid treatments, including wipes, pads, and creams.

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