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Colonoscopy preparation and augmentin are not considered responsible for hemorrhoids. Recurrent constipation, prolonged sitting for any reason, less fiber diet, decreased water intake are considered the causative for the hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids can bleed anytime and for prevention of the recurrence of bleeding and treating them (yes, they can go away) following is advised;
1) Avoid constipation by not postponing the urge to defecate; Many over-the-counter options helps speed bowel movements and decrease straining. Duphalac is best.
2) Eat a balanced, high-fiber diet; Increased dietary fiber of 25-30 grams / day. High fiber cereal can help reach this goal quickly
3) Drink plenty of water, liquids
4) Regular exercise; and
5) Avoid excessive pressure and straining during defecation. Don't sit for extended periods, limit this time as much as possible
6) Avoid irritant foods, chillies and hot herbs and substances.
7) Warm sitz baths; this is universally soothing for pain and may help decrease the hemorrhoid size.
8) Local ointments applied in anal canal which contain xylocaine and vasconstrictors (OTC product).
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