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"I've had hemorrhoids for 3yrs now, recently I was told to start a salt sitz bath using table salt because I don't want to undergo surgery. This was prescribed to me by someone who has undergone the table salt sitz bath process and it cured her hemorrhoids however, rather than shrinking the hemorrhoids like I was told it would, it enlarges it each time I do the sitz bath then reduces after some hours of laying on the bed and enlarge back when I do the sitz bath. please why the contradiction and what can you suggest Pls? "

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    A 29 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    I've had hemorrhoids for 3yrs now, recently I was told to start a salt sitz bath using table salt because I don't want to undergo surgery. This was prescribed to me by someone who has undergone the table salt sitz bath process and it cured her hemorrhoids however, rather than shrinking the hemorrhoids like I was told it would, it enlarges it each time I do the sitz bath then reduces after some hours of laying on the bed and enlarge back when I do the sitz bath. please why the contradiction and what can you suggest Pls?
    Dr. Tomiwa A answered:
    2 years ago
    Goodevening, there are different grade which requires different management. So what worked for your friend might not work for you if the grade is different. The simplest thing to do first is to avoid getting constipated. Eat more fruits and vegetables and also drink more water while eating. You might need more than that if the hemorrhoid take time before retracting so you need to see a general suregon to full evaluate you for further management. Take care
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