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I’ve had hemorrhoid problems for several years. My last

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I’ve had hemorrhoid problems...

I’ve had hemorrhoid problems for several years. My last visit the Dr. said it looked like internal hemorrhoids. He suggested a visit with a different Dr about banding it other options. I’ve changed my diet the last few weeks, more water, more fiber, less red meat, walking. It seems some better. My concern is I use anucort hc suppositories when I have a flare up, usually for a few days. They usually give instant relief. But what about long term use? I want to try this life style change before surgery, but I’m concerned about the steroid effect.Thanks

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the symptoms? What seems to make the symptoms worse or better?

On and off for 4 or 5 years. But I’m more physically active in my job now. I’m on my feet a lot, more lifting and straining. A lot of driving. I can feel a little pain sometimes when I lift something heavy. Also, sometimes a heavy spicy meal seems to make them worse

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I’m 60 years old. In good health overall, take a 12 mg pill for blood pressure, and Zoloft for anxiety. No other issues

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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

How many of the Anucort HC suppositories have you been using?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
When I use them it’s only after a bowel movement, not more than twice a day. I may go several days without needing them
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

In that case I don't see any need for concern here--overall that really isn't a major dose of cortisone and really not much of it is actually absorbed into the system and wouldn't cause a problem with diabetes or bone weakness.

I agree with your lifestyle changes--that will help greatly

Please let me know if you need any more information

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