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Posted by Caroline on December 02, 2000 at 21:35:46:

In Reply to: Re: Just had one hemmorhoid removed with surgery posted by sid on November 13, 2000 at 19:20:57:

: Hey, could you guys please supply me with some information. I have a most painful hemmoroid right now, it's only the second one I've ever had, but this one is killing me. Why did you get it surgically removed? Was it because it was too painful? too big? doctor's suggestion, or your request? and how long does a hemmoroid hang around for? please help, i'm a male in my mid 30's, and i don't even know how I got it. I don't strain when I have bowel movements, i sit all day, but in a comfortable chair, I'm puzzled here as to why I got these things. One more thing, what can i do for the pain, are the Tucks good for the pain, or was that just a suggestion for after surgery. I am in Canada as well, so hopefully I can find them here. Any information
: would be greatly appreciated.
: thank you, Sid

: : You are right it does take a long time to heal, I was told by my doctor 6 weeks, but it will be longer than that since it has already been over a month. As for relief, use Tucks, that is their name, in any drug store, after a bowel movement they are great. They are expensive maybe about $10.00 but they are worth it and are medicated small round pads very thin like a diaper wipe. You get a lot in a tub, so they last a long time. A lot of women have used them after giving birth. They are made for hemmorhoids etc. Now I live in Canada, so I am just assuming they have them there too. I would not use Aloe Vera, I think your friend means the gel from the plant not the plant itself, that wouldn't work:) I am also taking Metimucil and will continue to take it for a long time, just once a day now but was taking it 3 times a day after the surgery. I hope this helps you out, get the Tucks, you will not regret it! Just tucks one against the sore spot and leave it there for an hour or so, it stays in place pretty good.
: : Take care, Caroline

: :
: : : Caroline,

: : : sounds like you had some of what I had! One cut was big, I ended up with a square something like 3x3cm of exposed fleash on the outside and who knows how far inside.I also had small ones removed.
: : : Susan, razor blades was exactly the expression I used to discribe it. I hope you are now over your op as you read this!!!
: : : Now over 2 months down the track, I still bleed every time from the scars.Friend's husband had it done over a year ago and he still bleeds. The skin grows beautifully over the exposed area, but it doesn't meet completely so I guess until this exposed bit toughens up, I will be practising deep breathing ....l.
: : : I have another check up later today, will see what the doc says.
: : : Caroline, if you know of any stuff to use, please let me know!!!! (a friend offered me some aloe vera to stuff up my .... but I was a bit concerned about those tiny spikes.....
: : : :-) gs

Hi I am writing with regard to the guy who wrote in and didn't know what to do and also lives in Canada. Yes the Tucks are medicated and will relieve you if you use them but try preperation H and tucks for a while first before you go to a doctor. If they are small like a pea then they should go away, if they are large like a grape you may need it removed. Now, you can get them from sitting on cold cement (so they say) and also from straining to lift, do you lift heavy things? Iron vitamins got me with my prenatal vitamins, but since you are a guy I don't think you are on them:) Iron pills constapate therefore you strain.
They are also proned to come back after you have had them, so be prepared. A bad case of diareha (sp) can give them to people. I have heard of people going to Mexico and coming back with them alot. I got the surgery, for the reason that it was very large and I would have had excess skin after it went down and would also been easy to get it again after it had blown up that big (about the size of a grape or so) Youch, couldn't even walk.
So most people don't have to get surgery, don't worry just get to the drupstore and sitz baths are good too, a little epson salt, not a lot or you will get a rash, I did that too!! Hope this helps. From Caroline

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