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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 20 years year old female asked:
    10 months 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:
    10 months ago
    Good afternoon, is it that the rectum or fleshy thing that comes out after you stool doesn't go back spontaneously? Or what do you mean by it enlarges when you do sitz bath? Are you aware of the dietary modifications you are supposed to make to make your stool softer? You should eat more fruits, vegetables and drink more water. If you don't have spontaneous withdrawal of the rectum you would need surgery and I'll advise you do that. Take care
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