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Should You Pop Your Own Hemorrhoids? Maybe Not.

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Some hemorrhoids can be popped if they are thrombosed. Thrombosed hemorrhoids have a blood clot in them, and they can cause pain during bowel movements, or they may be noticed as a lump that doesn’t go away. They cannot always be popped because of the chance of infection, so it’s best to talk with your doctor before you try popping them at home. 

You want to make sure there is nothing more serious going on with your hemorrhoid before you pop it yourself. If you have had surgery on your hemorrhoid or external hemorrhoid, these cannot be popped either. These types will not respond to the popping technique. 

External hemorrhoids are outside of the anus, and they can be very painful during bowel movements. Thrombosed hemorrhoids are with a blood clot in them, but if they are external, they may have popped on their own–you should not try to pop it yourself! 

Hemorrhoids can become thrombosed when there is pressure from constipation or straining during your bowel movement. It’s essential to have good bowel habits, so you don’t have any pressure on the hemorrhoid tissue. If you notice pain or see blood clots in your stool, this may be a sign of thrombosed hemorrhoids, but they can also become thrombosed if you strain too much during your bowel movement because hemorrhoids are bleeding. External hemorrhoids will never worsen by popping them yourself; however, they should not be popped at home either.

If you have a hemorrhoid that feels like it is ready to pop, there’s no harm in popping it yourself. You want to use the popping technique on a hemorrhoid that has good blood flow, so if there is any bleeding, it will stop quickly and easily. If it is healing well and draining correctly, this means that there’s good blood flow going into the area.

If you have hemorrhoids that are not thrombosed, then go ahead and pop them. There’s no harm in trying to pop them yourself if they are not thrombosed, but you want to make sure that you’re using the popping technique correctly. You don’t want to push too hard on it or use sharp objects because this can cause further damage. Make sure you’re using a clean finger and plenty of petroleum jelly or cream to help soothe the area after popping.

 If you’re having a lot of trouble with hemorrhoids, then it’s best to see your doctor for further treatment. They can be very painful and uncomfortable, so don’t suffer in silence–talk to your doctor today.

So if you’re experiencing hemorrhoids, don’t pop it yourself – go to your doctor and get it checked out! They are a very common problem, and there are many ways to treat them. Surgery is not always necessary, and many at-home remedies can help you get relief from your symptoms. So before you do anything drastic, try some of these tips:

– Apply ice packs or cold compresses to the area for 15-20 minutes several times a day. This will help to reduce inflammation and pain.

– Use creams or ointments to help soothe the area and reduce inflammation.

– Drink plenty of fluids and eat a high-fiber diet to help soften stools and make them easier to pass.

– Get more exercise – this will help stimulate bowel movements.

– Take over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen to help relieve pain and inflammation.

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