Hemorrhoids....any ever get them?

Kelley_B

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Well I believe that I got them for the first time in my life......according to the symptoms I told my mom, who is a RN. She told me to eat a lot of fruits and veggies and drink 6-8 glasses of water a day, soak in a room temperature bath for 10 minutes a day, and use Prep-H. Has anyone else ever had them and if so what did you do to get rid of them?
 

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EW Kelley, you better just keep those out of the HTF fantasy football locker room!!
joking aside, I've never had em but good luck!
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I had them when I was a younger lad. Preperation-H got rid of them real fast.
Don't worry, they won't last long.
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Kind of off topic but I couldn't resist. I once saw a bumper sticker that read:
"Unless your a hemorrhoid, get off my ass!"
By the way, I have never had them.
 

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Hemorrhoids are enlarged (dilatated) veins.
Just like the ones older people get on their lower leggs.
They originate from a higher pressure (well, you'll understand) as well as unfavourable stasis conditions (like sitting all day long).
The "danger" is: they can rupture a bit more easily and thus bleed a lot. The good news is: because it's a (relatively smaller) vein and not an artery, you don't need it. So it can be removed by chemical or surgical means.
Cees
[Edited last by Cees Alons on October 28, 2001 at 08:07 AM]
 

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Yup yup. If youngsters can't remember that far back, the most famous guy I know of to ever suffer from hemorrhoids was baseball player George Brett.
If I remember correctly, he had to miss a few games due to surgery to remove them....ouch!
And here I thought that guy who was placed on the DL this year for cutting himself while opening DVDs was embarassed...sheesh!

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Chad Isaacs

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Yep,I got me a set..
Actually,mine go away then a few months later come back.Prep H works wonders.
Just wait until It is hot out side and you get real sweaty,its like rubbing salt on an open wound...only on you ASS,try to itch that in public...
Make sure when you bathe you wash them real good,put prep h on,then some more.When you use the crapper,make sure to get that area good and clean,might even want to use a wash rag with soap and water( a mild soap,i perfer dove) after you have wiped it clean.
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Howard Williams

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Make sure you use the suppositories too, not the cream. I know, it's seems nasty to shove a bullet type pellet up your butt, but if you want relief, that may be your best course of action. I use to find that Anusol with Hydrocortisone (which were only available by presciption) works best but now I see Preparation H has them available over the counter too.
Here's a few more tips. Use the suppositories at the first sign of symptoms, don't wait till they've nearly got you to the point where you can't even walk straight. Put the suppositories in the freezer about 4 hours before you plan to use them. That way they remain rigid during insertion. Prior to insertion, take a nice hot bath right before bedtime. Wash that area real good. When you get out of the tub, lay on your left side and just do it. Don't be bashful or ashame. You want relief, right. Make sure you push it in far enough. You'll feel your rectum suck it in and you'll say "Huh?....Whoa". To help avoid reoccurances, in the future, try not to strain so much when you're taking a crap. If it doesn't come out rihgt away and easily, don't try to force a bowel movement. As Nixon use to say "Either shit, or get off the pot". Ha !
Hope this helps.
[Edited last by Howard Williams on October 28, 2001 at 06:51 AM]
 

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Well I have so far had 10 glasses of water today! I went to the local WalMart and got both the PrepH ointment and the wipes. I came home soaked in the tub for about 20 minutes got out used the wipes and then the ointment. I feel so much better, for once in a while I can sit down and get up without being uncomfortable. I think I am going to start eating a small salad with every meal just to make sure I get enough fiber. Atleast I'm not shooting blood out of that area.
 

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I'm fortunate enough to have never had them and every job I ever had (except Wal-Mart)has been a sit down job. But I can imagine how hard they must be to deal with. And they're located at a place that couldn't be more unsuitable for healing with the matter, bacteria, heat and sweat.
Here's something you might try if they become a commonly reoccuring thing. I installed a detachable shower head for my wife to make her more comfortable during those monthly female things. It would probably be very soothing to use on your south end when you have flare ups. It also works well on your manly area during the summer following a lot of sweating from cutting grass, downing trees, etc.
Also these things called bidets at Home Depot and Lowes. I'm not really sure what they're for, but they look like they're for people who have hemmoroids. The concept seems like a very good one to me. Not having to put your hand back there is bound to be more sanitary than using paper (which can't possibly get everything unless you're using fine sand paper) no matter how much one washes their hands following use of the sanitary facilities. They appear to need their own drain but could probably use water pressure blead off of a sink. But if you're installing a new, or remodeling an existing, bathroom the added cost (I've seen them for $600) may be trivial.
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Scott Strang

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The colonoscopy was uncomfortable.....
My wife had one and they drugged her up. The worst part was not being able to eat or drink anything for 24 hours prior to the event.
Didn't they knock you out at all?
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Speaking as an expert(I am a Gastroenterologist), hemorrhoids are divided into internal and external. The internal hemorrhoids usually cause bleeding without pain whereas the external ones can cause pain and bleeding. One other possibility is that you may have a fissure. If you have had any bleeding at all, I would urge you to have a sigmoidoscopy(if age 45, or family hx colon cancer). Use any over-the-counter medication that is convenient and use metamucil everyday.
 

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God, I love the HTF!
Where else can you ask a quite personal question like this and get so much advice.
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