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Old 02-22-2008, 09:39 PM   #1
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Living with hemorrhoids

Hi

I am nearly 24 years old and a female, but have had haemorroids since my late teens. Back when I was 20, they were pretty mild-just a little lump that caused some occassional bleeding. I went to the Dr back then & they diagnosed me with minor case of heamorroids (internal, but hangs outside the entrance after bowel movement). However now (due to ongoing lack of fibre I guess), they have become worse, I have 2-3 smallish lumps outside of my anus which are always there. I dont know if there are more internal ones. They don't cause ongoing pain, it just aches for a few hrs or the rest of the day when I have a hard bowel movement. Almost every time I go to the toilet, there is blood on the toilet paper every wipe. It also takes longer to wipe the anus because it is lumpy around the entrance rather than smooth.
I have improved my diet, but the haemorroids stay & the bleeding continues. It's something that I have just contended with, but its annoying cos it even interferes with sex. I often have to tell my bf that I'm too sore if I have done a no 2, because even though he is penetrating my vagina, the anus is under pressure because the skin is so close to the vagina. I also think my occassional cases of thrush are linked with my haemorroids cos the bacteria from the anus is more prone to be transfered to the vagina as it is harder to clean the anus due to the lumps around it.

For something so small, they are very annoying! For those with haemorroids, have you had to treat them or have you just learned to live with them? Has anyone had injections, used creams or taken tablets that have really helped their condition. I haven't been to the Dr re them in the last 4 years or use anything to treat them...but am worried they will just get worse & I may end up in continuous pain. Has anyone ended up having surgery? I hope I dont get to that stage....

Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated..

 
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:24 AM   #2
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Re: Living with haemorrhoids

i do feel sorry for you i have had them for about 25 years i find cold compresses help a;so germaloid cream i went to the docs and the creams he gave me didnt help usualy you get an itch if you do use a cold compress right away like just wet some toilet paper in very cold water and press it againt them also add some fibre to your diet if you have constipation as that causes them

 
Old 02-23-2008, 10:51 AM   #3
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Re: Living with hemorrhoids

I've had them for years also. After my 3 kid they never got better. Mine bleed off and on. I have ibs/d and that irritates them alot. I tried the otc cream but it always made it worse. So i did some research on the net and found an ointment that helps. It's called Neo-healar. It hasn't cured them, but will sooth and help with the bleeding. The ingredients are all natural and smells minty. I thought about having the banding done or the injection therapy. I have internal ones that bulge out too. My dad has them, so i inherited it. I understand what you're going through. I wish there was an easier way to get rid of them.

 
Old 02-23-2008, 11:27 AM   #4
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Re: Living with hemorrhoids

I forgot to mention that i use baby wipes to cleanse the area. I get the aloe kind.

 
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Hi

I am nearly 24 years old and a female, but have had haemorroids since my late teens. Back when I was 20, they were pretty mild-just a little lump that caused some occassional bleeding. I went to the Dr back then & they diagnosed me with minor case of heamorroids (internal, but hangs outside the entrance after bowel movement). However now (due to ongoing lack of fibre I guess), they have become worse, I have 2-3 smallish lumps outside of my anus which are always there. I dont know if there are more internal ones. They don't cause ongoing pain, it just aches for a few hrs or the rest of the day when I have a hard bowel movement. Almost every time I go to the toilet, there is blood on the toilet paper every wipe. It also takes longer to wipe the anus because it is lumpy around the entrance rather than smooth.
I have improved my diet, but the haemorroids stay & the bleeding continues. It's something that I have just contended with, but its annoying cos it even interferes with sex. I often have to tell my bf that I'm too sore if I have done a no 2, because even though he is penetrating my vagina, the anus is under pressure because the skin is so close to the vagina. I also think my occassional cases of thrush are linked with my haemorroids cos the bacteria from the anus is more prone to be transfered to the vagina as it is harder to clean the anus due to the lumps around it.

For something so small, they are very annoying! For those with haemorroids, have you had to treat them or have you just learned to live with them? Has anyone had injections, used creams or taken tablets that have really helped their condition. I haven't been to the Dr re them in the last 4 years or use anything to treat them...but am worried they will just get worse & I may end up in continuous pain. Has anyone ended up having surgery? I hope I dont get to that stage....

Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated..


Hi there,

I also suffered with haemorroids for quite a while and was feeling rather desperate.

I then tried the H+Care range which consists of a Haemorroid relief cream which provides natural and effective relief for haemorrhoids. They also have new hygienic wipes which are fantastic. I was back to my old self in no time.

The H+Care range is available at Holland and Barrett and other good pharmacies and health food shops.

Hope this helps:>

 
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