It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Bowel Disorders Message Board

  • Hemorrhoids - internal/external or both?

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 04-20-2011, 06:40 AM   #1
    rbik1's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2011
    Location: UK
    Posts: 2
    rbik1 HB User
    Question Hemorrhoids - internal/external or both?

    Hello, after lurking on this site for a little while, I finally decided to sign up and ask my own question!

    For about 5 weeks, I had what I thought were external hemorrhoids. They were constantly there (2 slightly larger than a pea-sized lumps and 3 smaller ones). They never caused me any pain, and the only time I had any discomfort was when I first felt them and worried myself.

    I thought that the cause of them was most likely to have been because I do strain to have a bowel movement. Not always because I need to - it has just turned into a bit of a habit (really bad I know!). Anyway, after reading lots of information online, and a lot of posts on here (thanks for all the info), I took a few warm baths, tried to include more fibre in my pretty poor diet, drank more water and cut out fizzy drinks.

    I believed this helped a little as roughly 3 weeks later the lumps went down slightly and I started to have easy to pass bowel movements.

    However, I suffer slightly from parcopresis, and sometimes find it very difficult to go. This so delightfully happened just after things were improving. I was constipated for about 3 days. Once I finally had a bowel movement, it wasn't a very good one, but I was glad I had one!

    The lumps came back, but for the past 2 weeks they have been shrinking after bowel movements. I had a peek today after getting up, and it looked like they had almost completely disppeared, with only a tiny lump being visable. They only seem to buldge back to the original size after passing gas or during/after a bowel movement.

    My bowel movements since the constipation haven't been regular (I go once or twice a day, but varying amounts and strain etc) but I haven't kept up very well with the fibre, which I am starting to now - and hoping that I'll be regular again.

    I'm wondering if I still have external hems that are healing by shrinking, and my bowel movements are just causing them to flare up again, or whether I actually have internal hems? From pictures, I did beleive I had external hems but now I am not so sure.

    I don't really want to go to a doctor, as they are not causing me any pain and no bleeding. I don't really have any symptoms apart from the ones I've already explained.

    If anyone could offer me some advice or information, I'd be very grateful!

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    After hemorrhoid surgery, still looks like I have external hemorrhoids, help! desertdove Bowel Disorders 61 07-12-2011 07:59 PM
    All from hemorrhoids? Silas1067 Bowel Disorders 1 03-16-2010 02:56 PM
    Comments and questions about hemorrhoids wjhill Bowel Disorders 0 02-21-2010 09:56 AM
    Hemorrhoids and Fissure Surgery Apple6808 Bowel Disorders 5 01-12-2010 08:52 AM
    Who has had Internal hemorrhoids? sreisman Bowel Disorders 1 01-04-2009 05:23 PM
    Is this hemorrhoids?? Again??! comperbloke Bowel Disorders 0 12-28-2007 03:23 PM
    Anyone had the "PPH" procedure for Hemorrhoids, and your results? WorriedAthlete Bowel Disorders 11 08-10-2007 02:52 AM
    Symptoms of internal (and external) hemorrhoids? cambria Bowel Disorders 3 03-17-2007 11:13 PM
    Hemorrhoids? hellohello Bowel Disorders 0 09-10-2003 07:48 PM
    Hemorrhoids and TONS of blood Unregistered Bowel Disorders 8 11-25-2001 06:34 PM

    bowel movement, constipation, external, hemorrhoids, internal

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:52 PM.

    © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!