External Hemorrhoid Problem, is this rare?
I'm 25 years old, very active, and an atkins dieter'. I passed a hard stool on Thursday that did not hurt too bad, but i felt it hurt. I still continued to work out and walk my dog. Reluctantly, I received my first case of hemorrhoid's last friday June 22, I awoke with a swelling pain arround my anus that did not allow me to sit. In addition, I was constipated for a day or two. The culprit is about the size of a jelly bean and right next to the 12 oclock vain on my anus. It hurts to walk, sit, and even lay down for long periods of time. I am taking baths, inducing fiber diets, ib profin, and using tuck pads. However, the Hemorrhoid swelling is so painpul, its hard and is affecting me from walking and even going to work. I went to the doctor yesterday (a surgen who cuts these thing off) he told me it was a mild case and should go away with simple home remedies. I am just in so much pain, I do not know if this is really normal and how long this intense pressure is supposed to last. Its been 5 days so far.. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
FYI there are no signs of bleeding.