Re: Is this Hemorrhoids??
Sounds like it might be internal hemorrhoids that just pop out when you go to the bathroom. I have those. I had some itching like crazy, and a little bleeding. My gyno took an outside look--just like yours--and said they were anal fissures and gave me some cream. That helped, but I was still concerned because she didn't check "inside." So, I ended up going to my GP and he did check inside and out, and said he didn't feel anything. When I told him what happened when I had a BM, he said that sounded like internal hemorrhoids. He also thought I had something similar to jock itch, and prescribed a cream that ended up being the same thing as the gyno prescribed. I do get bleeding occasionally--bright red. And, believe it or not, I get a magnifying mirror, put it on the floor, squat over it with a flashlight to see if I can see any external bleeding. And yep, whenever I have blood on the tissue, I see little cuts or fissures that I can visually see bleed when I pull on the skin around them.
Tonight, in fact, I had what was probably the most blood on the tissue I've ever had, and a drop or two in the toilet, which I never see. Did my check thing and found THREE little fissure things, which would obviously account for being more blood than usual. I have IBS w/constipation. And about two hours prior to the recent blood discovery, I had been straining a lot to go. Then strained some more with this one. I know better. But when I stop having problems, I forget not to strain and push!
Sitz baths are great and wiping as little and gently as possible, with wet toilet paper if possible. Mine was bothering me so much a couple months ago, I wouldn't wipe at all--I'd get in the tube and rinse off!!
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