I was recently diagnosed with a throbmosed hemorrhoid. The thrombose is relatively small so they will not cut it. The hemorrhoid itself is large and external but since taking multiple sitz baths with epsom salt, the tip of the hemorrhoid is yellowish almost looking like an infection. I've looked up abcessed / infected hemorroids and none look like mine. Anyone have any thoughts? We're trying everything to avoid surgery.
Go to a colon and rectal specialist and ask if he can give an injection to reduce the swelling or external hemorhoid. Otherwise he might do the surgery for it.
Eat fruits, salad, avoid spices, drink atleast 4 glasses of water, drink half cup of metamuicil 3 to 4 times a day. Opt for enema, if you are having stressful or painful bowel movements. Get 7 to 8 hrs of sleep every day.
Try to not strain during BM's. Take some stool softener before bed. Like emily123 said, drink lots of water, 6-8 glasses. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Avoid alcohol and caffeine. Don't do any heavy lifting. Wipe with moist towelettes or similar product. Use ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain.
Try some herbal supplements to help resolve your issue and for prevention. Witch Hazel, Butcher's Broom, Bilberry, Ginger, Bioflavinoids, Stone Root Tincture....these are just some things that might help. Vitamin E and Fish oil capsules may also improve or prevent recurrences.
Try to lower your stress level. When you can, get some excercise. Try to at least walk around the block when you can. Yoga, Tai Chi and Qi Gong are great stress reducing activties and excercises.