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is hydrocortisone supposed to make hemorrhoids burn?

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Old 02-15-2009, 07:30 AM   #1
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is hydrocortisone supposed to make hemorrhoids burn?

I recently had to pass a large, hard stool and it hurt like crazy. at first I thought I tore my rectum a little and it would heal in a day or two, but it's been a little over two weeks that it's been hurting. there was a little blood when I wiped the day after, but there hasn't been any blood that i've noticed since then. I did some research and read that straining like I had can cause a hemorrhoid. So that's a possibility too.

I got a new tube of proctosol-hc 2.5% from a family member to apply to the area last night. It burns really bad after I apply it. Is hydrocortisone creams supposed to burn when applied to hemorrhoids? if not then I guess I have a fissure like I suspected at first.

I don't have insurance and I'm between jobs at the moment, so going to a doctor for analysis on the problem is pretty much out of the question at the moment. I just want my butt to stop hurting so I can concentrate on more important things.

symptoms: I don't have any pain until my first bowel movement of the day. It stings, then the sting goes away while I wipe, but then within a few moments it starts stinging and hurting again. Sometimes the pain is almost unbearable. The pain will last for a few hours and sometimes for many hours, like ten or so. The pain will sometime go away when I start moving around and walk or if I squat, but if I sit or lie down it comes back. the pain also goes away if I wipe even when there's nothing to wipe off.

Is anyone familiar with these symptoms? If so, I am greatful for any input from you.

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Old 02-15-2009, 07:48 AM   #2
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Re: is hydrocortisone supposed to make hemorrhoids burn?

btw, I've started a high fiber diet and my stools are bigger than before. I mean they have a larger circumference.

Old 02-15-2009, 11:51 AM   #3
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Re: is hydrocortisone supposed to make hemorrhoids burn?

In the past when i used proctosol for hems it burned really bad. I switched to anusol suppositories which suited me much better.

As for the stinging, it could be a fissure as some of your symptoms seem to fit from what i have read on the subject here on this forum.

Hopefully others here will chime in who have had personal experience with fissures.

Old 02-15-2009, 12:05 PM   #4
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Re: is hydrocortisone supposed to make hemorrhoids burn?

Try just plain vaseline. It doesn't sting when put on open sores/skin that I've found and has alot of moisture to heal.

Old 11-10-2009, 06:19 PM   #5
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Exclamation Re: is hydrocortisone supposed to make hemorrhoids burn?

Cortisone shots in my back affected me badly. I could not walk for three days but hydrocortoisone helpsmy hemorrhoids and I have bad ones 9 + pound babies. Yes sometimes it burns.

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