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Old 01-21-2007, 09:53 PM   #1
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general hemmorhoid question

I am kind of new to having hemmorhoids... I was wondering if someone could explain them briefly for me? And also, do they always require surgery? I've had a hemmorhoid on and off for about 2 years ... most of the time it will go away and come back. Lately it hasn't gone away, and I admit that I haven;'t really tried any wipes or creams because I was just expecting it to go away.. but it just hurts SO bad! And sometimes I will get kind of scared at how much it bleeds... should I get it checked out? Who would I go to, just my regular doctor? And also, this is kind of gross, but I felt around and there is a little pouch it feels like almost, with maybe a liquid in it? It's small... what would that be? I'm sorry I'm so un-informed, no one I talk to really knows what they are talking about and every time I go to my doctor's I forget to ask her about it. Everyone tells me it's normal and it will go away but it really hasn't, and I've been reading some of these threads - I didn't know they require surgery! thanks all

 
Old 01-22-2007, 07:12 AM   #2
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Re: general hemmorhoid question

I would go to your regular doctor to start with. I wish that I had gone to my regular doctor for my hemorrhoids first. He told me (after I had already had a hemorrhoidectomy) that he would had me try all kinds things before recommending surgery. I instead talked to my OB because I was pregnant at the time and she sent me to a surgeon who only gave me the option of surgery. A hemorrhoid surgery is probably ONE of the most PAINFUL surgeries to have or recover from. There are many complications from this surgery (I now have a fissure which is MORE painful than the hemorrhoids were). And the recovery time is far longer than the two weeks that most doctors advise. Please research ALL of your options before even considering surgery. Do your homework ahead of time before you ever have any surgery. Seek out 2nd and 3rd opinions from doctors. If you have surgery for it down the road, only have it done by a board-certified colorectal surgeon. Good luck!

 
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Old 01-22-2007, 08:20 PM   #3
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Re: general hemmorhoid question

thank you for the advice! I will definitly go see my doctor first. And wow, the surgery sounds really painful...:/

 
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