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I have had what I believe to be hemerroids for the last two weeks, it has been EXTREMELY painful and no matter what I do It doesn’t seem to be really getting any better. I’ve went to the doctor 3 times, been prescribed suppositories, then suppositories with steroids and now a topical steroid I’m supposed to use after each bowel movement. It has gotten slightly better with stool softeners where I’m not in excruciating pain but not a significant improvement. Now I’m noticing on the exterior I have irritating white sores. None of them are open and they aren’t really extremely painful, just tender and irritating when I’m trying to wipe. These have me nervous it’s some form of STD and not actually hemerroids or a fissure. I booked an appointment with my family doctor but she can’t get in for two weeks!
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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 9 months ago
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I am Dr. Sohaib, a practicing Internal Medicine Specialist and I will do my best to help you today.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 9 months ago

I think there is possibility that these hemorrhoids have become infected, or thrombosed (clotted).

Another possibility is of peri-anal abscess.

This should be examined clinically by a doctor and if you are not able to get an urgent appointment in a day or two, better to go to ER and have this examined and evaluated, as you may need a course of antibiotics and/or drainage (if needed).

At home, beside stool softeners, you can use SITZ bath (sitting in luke warm water with an antiseptic added) which will be very helpful.

Topical lignocaine/antibiotic ointments will also be helpful, until evaluated.

Good luck

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