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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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Can I use preparation H suppositories when I have bleeding

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can I use preparation H suppositories when I have bleeding hemorrhoids?
JA: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?
Customer: no symptoms, Monday I felt this huge hemorrhoid & when I had a bowel movement and wiped myself I felt it pop. Lots of blood when I wiped, but the bleeding has nearly stopped now
JA: In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: good, the hemorrhoid popped up when I pushed - and I know better and never push
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no, I see my doctor on a regular basis, saw him last week, but the hemrrhoid didn't pop up until a few days later
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 2 months ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

While you could use the suppositories my suggestion would be--

Topical witch hazel first

Then a thin coating of over the counter cortisone cream three times a day

That should promote the healing

Please let me know if you need any more information