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Condition: Rectal Disorder
10/14/2014 1:29:43 PM

Reviewer: bill, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Used for a few days and did relieve discomfort for hemorrhoids with occasional bleeding, but not really to any greater degree than over-the-counter remedies. It is wildly expensive, even after insurance and got only 12 applications out of a 10g applicator. It seemed it was "half dead" before the first use. Unless the doctor specifies I continue using, forget it.

Condition: Rectal Disorder
6/25/2014 2:19:41 PM

Reviewer: dabby, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I find the way the dispenser has been designed is totally ludicrous! Luckily I have to use this as perianal application, which means i only have to dab it on a piece of tissue and apply it to the affected area. If I had to administer this into my anus, there is no way i could have done it. Since, not once have i been able to get any foam into the applicator!! It just squeezes out of the canister w ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rectal Disorder
7/23/2013 6:06:36 PM

Reviewer: Teri, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I went to the ER and they gave me nothing. I went to my doctor and he is referring me to a surgeon, I have been in unbelievable pain. Getting this from the ER would have saved me for the 3 days I had to wait to see my doctor.

Condition: Rectal Disorder
7/2/2012 6:48:10 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Found it is very important to wash all the parts to this medicine or the medicine will come out under the tip and waste. Had bleeding for over a month using it 2 times daily. Went up to 3x daily and it stopped the bleeding in 1 day.

Condition: Rectal Disorder
9/8/2011 1:32:41 PM

Reviewer: DJven, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
If you have hemroids don't bother with Preparation H. I have found nothing over-the-counter that works. Proctofoam HC shrinks/heals hemroids if used properly. It is, however OUTRAGEOUSLY EXPENSIVE. I cannot imagine why one little cortesone foam dispenser should cost $75-$100 or more.

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