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Diarrhea with EXTERNAL HEMORRHOID after GALLBLADDER surgery.

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I am a 23 year old female. In June I had my gallbladder removed, with no issues. Everything has been going fine until last week. I started getting diarrhea basically every time I eat anything. I understand that may be a result of my gallbladder being removed. However, Friday of last week, I noticed I had a small external hemorrhoid. I have had this one time in the past, due to severe constipation. I thought it was odd, as I haven't been constipated. I immediately started applying Preparation H. Today, exactly 1 week later, the hemorrhoid is nearly 3X larger than it was last Friday. Additionally, I have now noticed 2 more smaller hemorrhoid starting to appear. I have never been in so much pain. Simply sitting in a chair is painful. Every time I use the restroom, it bleeds. It has always been my assumption that there is nothing you can do for hemorrhoids, other than use preparation H, and give it time. But, I decided to call my family doctor today, to ensure there was nothing else I should be doing. Unfortunately, I was unaware that my dr. is out of the office on Fridays.

I am starting to worry. Is there anything else I can do to make them go away? In only a week 2 more have appeared and the original is nearly 3 times the size it was. I am afraid to let this go another week. I would go to the hospital, but I'm sure there is nothing they can do either...

Please help!!

Category: Gastroenterologist, Medical

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Thanks for your query at
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.
You are having external hemorrhoids.
An external hemorrhoid becomes painful when a clot forms inside.
Since you are having pain, there is a possibility that your hemorrhoid has developed a clot inside.
You can apply lignocaine jelly and take Sitz bath 3-4 times a day. Drink plenty of water and fiber to avoid any constipation. If pain is persisting and no good relief is obtained with medical treatment, then the painful hemorrhoid has to be excised.
You can discuss with your doctor about these options.
I hope that answers your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Ratnakar Kini
Category: Hepatologist
Fellowship - DM - TN Dr.MGR Medical UniversityResidency - TN Dr.MGR Medical University Medical School - Stanely Medical College, TN Dr.MGR Medical University
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