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    Old 07-31-2005, 03:25 PM   #1
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    Hemorrhoid help needed urgently!

    Hi,

    Around this time last year I got a hemorrhoid, it was a thrombosed
    external one and was quite large, and extremely uncomfortable. I'm 18 years old..and find it depressing to get one so young!

    In the last few days I've got another one, yet it's very different to
    the other. The previous one was outside the anus, yet there seems to be two now-one barely noticable one just inside the entrance to the anus, and another opposite it which is kind of pea sized and a hard lump. First of all, are they external or internal hemorrhoids? I know my last one was external and thrombosed, but as these are just inside the anus I'm not sure what type they are, so when reading on the net about different types etc, I don't know what info applies to me. Thankfully, these two (well only the bigger one is irritating me) seem to be the only ones there. I have no idea if the bigger one is thrombosed, as the thing is, it's not actually painful. I can feel them all the time when sitting down and often when walking, and it's just doing my head in, especially as I'm holiday very shortly.

    As embarassing as it was, I decided to go to the doctor, and I was examined. She mentioned they were "tiny", but when she told me they wouldn't go away by themselves like my one last time, I was instantly depressed and she noticed, mentioning how I'm "clearly very unhappy about it", and offered to book an appointment at the hospital for me. I will do this when I return from my holiday. One thing which annoyed me, was that she could not understand why they were bothering me. Admittedly there's no pain thankfully, but when you have a vein potruding into your anus, obviously it's uncomfortable! The thing is though, I'm not sure if the bigger hemorrhoid is hard as it has a blood clot in, or if it's just the hard vein. How do I know?

    I've upped my fibre dramatically as to not worsen the condition. Also, I'm so worried about getting the same, very painful thing as last time, I'm taking a few aspirin a day to avoid blood clots-is this wise, and will it work?

    Finally, I'm definitely going to have to have some kind of procedure to get rid of them. After reading some frankly terrifying posts on here about surgery and hemorrhoidectomies, I'm worried as to what kind of treatment I need. Judging from my description, what will get rid of it? I was hoping sclerotherapy injections will do the trick, it sounds simple enough. Is this viable for a small, painless hemorrhoid? And should I expect the hemorrhoids to disappear, and my life to go back to normal again? I've read a bit on procedures and I've heard about skin tags-what are they? And will they be obvious all the time, like a lump in the anus? As that's what's bothering me about the hemorrhoids now, the uncomfortable feeling in there.


    I was also emailed this advice last year, though I only read it
    when I returned from holiday:

    "I have a very simple cure for hemorrhoids that I'm sure you will find
    quite
    astonishing.

    Stand with your feet together and tense all the muscles in the area,
    such
    as buttocks and the upper thighs and stomach, for one minute.

    Then stand with your feet six inches apart and tense all the muscles
    again
    for another minute.

    Then stand with your feet one foot apart and tense all the again for
    another minute.

    It's quite a strenuous exercise and you should be a little exhausted by
    the
    time you are finished, but by now the pain will already have
    diminished.
    Repeat the exercise regularly, and within a day or two the hemorrhoids
    should be gone."


    Sorry for all the questions, but I really need some help!

     
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    Old 08-01-2005, 01:55 AM   #2
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    Re: Hemorrhoid help needed urgently!

    I find it quite odd how loads of people have read this, and no-one's bothered to reply. I REALLY need some advice!

    Before, I was just going to go to the hospital after my doc made an appointment when I returned from holiday, and the 'worst' I could imagine was banding or an injection to get rid of the hemorrhoids. As I describe above, one's absolutely tiny and one's pea-sized, so I really don't think surgery is needed. However, I really need someone to let me know if mine are internal or external-as I said, they're not far up in the anus nor outside, but just inside the entrance-so are they internal or external, and what treatment is the best for them?

    After last night reading all the horror stories about surgery etc, I could not sleep, am very depressed and scared. So I really need some people to reply and answer my questions-do I need surgery? And if not, will the other treatments eliminate my hemorrhoids so they won't come back unless I strain etc again and don't eat fibre?

     
    Old 08-01-2005, 07:44 AM   #3
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    I'm sorry no one has responded to your query. I'm certainly no expert on the subject. But I think with better diet, these problems tend to go away. However, I'd be careful about taking asprin, as it could cause internal bleeding. You really should ask your doctor about that. And from what I've heard, you definitely want to avoid surgery unless the problem becomes unbearable and is really hurting your quality of life. I'm sure you've read on this board about some peoples' experience with surgery, and it isn't pretty. Better to suffer on and off with one or two as long as the problem doesn't get worse.

    Hope this is of some help.

     
    Old 08-01-2005, 08:35 AM   #4
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    Re: Hemorrhoid help needed urgently!

    Thanks. I've been told by my doctor how people just live with them, but I just can't live with them, it's such a chore being so careful when using the toilet, keeping such a level of cleanliness, worrying about it getting worse etc-obviously if I can get rid of it I'll take every precaution to prevent them coming back though. Surgery sounds awful, but as I only have one small, almost painless one really, is surgery really necessary? I was thinking banding or something will get rid of it, and if that's all it takes, there's no way I'm living like this as I can't deal with it.

     
    Old 08-02-2005, 10:07 AM   #5
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    Re: Hemorrhoid help needed urgently!

    Quote:
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    Thanks. I've been told by my doctor how people just live with them, but I just can't live with them, it's such a chore being so careful when using the toilet, keeping such a level of cleanliness, worrying about it getting worse etc-obviously if I can get rid of it I'll take every precaution to prevent them coming back though. Surgery sounds awful, but as I only have one small, almost painless one really, is surgery really necessary? I was thinking banding or something will get rid of it, and if that's all it takes, there's no way I'm living like this as I can't deal with it.
    What kind of doctor did you go to? If you didn't see a GI specialist or a proctologist, then that should be your next step so you can be properly diagnosed. I would try non-surgical treatment methods first and surgery as a last resort. Having surgery is painful and offers no guarantee that you won't continue to have problems in the future. You are very young to be suffering from roids and I feel your pain, but I wouldn't jump into surgery without first understanding what your diagnosis is and all available treatment options. You need to see a specialist who deals with roids on a daily basis and take it from there. As for "dealing with it", everyone has their share of problems in life to deal with. Just remember that some where out there, another young person probably has more severe medical problems to deal with than you. Life isn't always fair and we have to deal with whatever problems come our way. Take one day at a time and you'll get through it somehow.

     
    Old 08-02-2005, 11:16 AM   #6
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    Re: Hemorrhoid help needed urgently!

    Hi, I have had hemorrhoids banded recently and it was painless. Nothing to worry about. They did one at each visit.

    Don't get me wrong I could think of better ways to spend my time but I am very glad to have gotten rid of them!

     
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