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I'm taking chemo and I'm having diarrhea really bad. I have

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I'm taking chemo and I'm having diarrhea really bad. I have hemmroids really bad. Is there something a doctor can prescribe for me? I've been using preparation H and putting witch hazel on a cotton pad and applying.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 year ago.

Hi there. The diarrhea is likley exacerbating the hemorrhoids. Did this start with the chemo? Do your doctors know about this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it started after chemo,. I haven't informed the doctors yet
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 year ago.

How many times per day are you having the diarrhea? Is there any blood?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No blood, if I eat anything at all it goes through me in about an hour. I've taken Imodium AD
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 year ago.

The key is to reduce the frequency of stooling, ideally to no more than 2 or 3 times daily. Ask your doctor for a prescription medication such as lomotil to treat the diarrhea. A reduction in flow through the anus should reduce irritation and allow the hemorrhoids to shrink back to their normal size. You can try using anusol-hc suppositories to reduce irritation and inflammation in the canal in the meantime.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 year ago.

You're welcome. Hope things improve for you soon.