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symptoms of hemorrhoids
referral symtoms

itching
feeling like the bowel is not empty
bleeding on toilet paper or in bowl
pain
REFER
after 1 week of OTC treatment
recurrent episodes
sharp stabbing pain on deification
large vol of blood or blood mixed in stool (black and tarry)
accompanying systemic symptoms (N&V, loss of appetite)

2

Hemorrhoids treated OTC for ............ should be referred

1 week

3

what does sharp stabbing pain on deification indicate?

anal fistula

4

advice for hemorrhoids

avoiding constipation (fluids, fiber and exercise)
don't strain

5

three types of things used in hemorrhoid preparations

local anaesthetics
astringent
anti-inflamatory

6

where should local anesthetics be used on hemorrhoids?

only externally and not on broken skin (the anesthetic can be absorbed into systemic circulation and is toxic)

7

how long can you use a local anesthetic for haemerrhoids

5-7 day

8

what is the action of this ingredient of hemorrhoid preparations:
bismuth oxside

astringent

9

what is the action of this ingredient of hemorrhoid preparations: cinchocaine

local anesthetic

10

what is the action of this ingredient of hemorrhoid preparations:
muccopolysacharide polysulfate

fribrinolytic

11

what is the action of this ingredient of hemorrhoid preparations:
shark oil

skin protectant

12

what is the action of this ingredient of hemorrhoid preparations: yeast extract

wound healing angent

13

sumitriptan is licensed for a max of how many attacks per month

4

14

Should levothyroxine or liothyroxine be maintained on the same brand?

liothyronine

15

alternative to carbimazole that may cause Liver tox

propylthyuricil