Hemorrhoid Health Record Software
People with hemorrhoids should keep health records to closely monitor their condition and effectively manage symptoms. Maintaining a health journal allows individuals to track symptoms related to hemorrhoids, such as pain, itching, or bleeding. They can record potential triggers that may exacerbate their symptoms, such as constipation or prolonged sitting.
Regular measurings of pain levels or discomfort help assess the severity of the condition over time. While lab tests are not typically necessary for diagnosing hemorrhoids, individuals can note any treatments or medications they are using to alleviate symptoms, such as over-the-counter creams or suppositories. Additionally, they can record any procedures they undergo, such as rubber band ligation or sclerotherapy, to manage their hemorrhoids effectively and ensure appropriate follow-up care.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
I will make sure to increase my #water intake and include more fiber in my diet to prevent constipation and minimize discomfort.
Today, I experienced mild pain and discomfort around the anal area, especially after a bowel movement. There was a small amount of bright red #blood noticed on the toilet paper after wiping.
The discomfort seemed to be triggered by passing hard stools due to #constipation.
In response to the symptoms, I used an over-the-counter hemorrhoid cream #Preparation_H to soothe the affected area.
I rate my #pain_level at 3 out of 10, with 10 being the most severe.
I had a recent follow-up visit with my gastroenterologist #Dr.Brown who recommended dietary changes and the use of stool softeners to manage constipation and alleviate hemorrhoid symptoms.
*These health records are not real, but compiled by Dr. Mike Stanton of the UCLA Health Center. The data that you put in Goopatient is totally private and stored only on your computer.