FAQs

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins that occur either inside or outside the anus. They can be caused by constipation, family inheritance, prolonged sitting, pregnancy, straining during exercise or other factors. Once the veins are dilated, they often continue to increase in size because they are traumatized each day when a person defecates. This trauma can result in bleeding after defecation.

The appearance of hemorrhoids is a consequence of sedentarism, obesity, constipation, pregnancy and birth, diarrhea, smoking, weight gain or eve chronic cough. The appearance and erosion of hemorrhoids may be favored by several other factors like unbalanced eating (spices, alcohol, lack of fiber).

External and internal hemorrhoids are essentially the same thing – swollen veins. External hemorrhoids are hemorrhoids that have prolapsed and are on the outside of the anus. They are swollen and inflamed and visible to the naked eye. People who have external hemorrhoids suffer enormously, because the skin in that place is sensitive.

In contrast, internal hemorrhoids cannot be seen with the naked eye because they are inside the anal canal. Internal hemorrhoids are usually not as painful.

The Hemorrwedge can provide cold therapy to reduce inflammation, pain and discomfort. In addition to cold therapy, doctors also often recommend warm baths, suppositories, topical creams, soft toilet paper and mild pain medicines. Sometimes doctors also recommend changes to the diet to help with constipation. Be sure to follow your doctor’s recommendations.

When you receive your Hemorrwedges, wash them with warm, soapy water, rinse them thoroughly and dry them, then pop them into the freezer. When they are frozen, remove one and gently place it next to your hemorrhoids. This will provide a quick relief. If it is too cold, simply set it aside for a few minutes then try again.

After each use, wash the Hemorrwedge with warm, soapy water, dry it and place it back in your freezer in the sealable Hemorrwedge container.

Because we send you two Hemorrwedges, there will always be one ready for you to use.

No. The film is what is holding the gel in place and giving the Hemorrwedge its special shape.

Yes, Hemorrwedge can also be used after applying topical/local medicine or cream. Let the creams or gel absorb first before coming in contact with your Hemorrwedge.

Yes, you can share your Hemorrwedge with other family members. Be sure to wash the Hemorrwedge with warm soapy water, rinse it thoroughly and dry it after each use. That said, because of the intimate nature of the product, many people prefer to have their own Hemorrwedge for their exclusive use.

No. The special blue gel in the Hemorrwedge was specifically created for cold temperatures.

Simply wash your Hemorrwedge with warm, soapy water after each use. Rinse it thoroughly, dry it, then place the Hemorrwedge in its case inside the freezer so it will be ready the next time you need it.