Hi. I have like 3 r 4 external hemroids. I am not sure what to do about them because from what Ive heard you really cant do much. I have tried all of the OTC creams and such, and none of them have worked. Is there really anything that WORKS?? Ive also tried some homeopathic remedies and such. I am only 21, and extremely embarrassed about it. I am afraid that a sexual will think I have herpes or something. Whats even worse it that I think I also have IBS so that irritates them even more. I have had them since I was 15, and I dont understand why. I mean even if I could shrink them that would be nice.. Any suggestions??
I can tell you the only way to rid yourself of hemorrhoids is surgery. It doesn't take a mensa to figure out that the cure probably is worse than the problem. It's not going to be a fun time after having someone cut those veins out to go to the bathroom for quite awhile.
I do have a remedy that does not involve digesting pills into your system that could make matters worse or cutting your body up and risking infection.
The first thing you need to do is figure out what caused the flair up. For most people who have this problem it is a wee bit too much alcohol and/or some form of fitness. Any type of activity that makes you dehydrate (take water out of) the body. Your body reacts to this by sending more acid to break down your food. You walk into the bathroom and you have a burning sensation upon relieving yourself. Some people end up with loose stools while others are still constipated. The more you venture to the bathroom the worse it gets. Your either pushing too hard because you're constipated or this stuff is ripping out of you. Either way you have the same result. The pain increases and the blood in those veins is literally drying up and adding to the pain caused by the excess acid.
So, the first thing you want to do is start drinking water and do it slowly. If you gulp down 8 ounces of water your just going to pee out most of it. Sip it. This will reintroduce fluid into the body and assist in digesting your food.
Go to the local drug store and ask for a sitz bath. If someone is nosey and asks why just tell them your wife just had a baby. Most women always use a sitz bath after delivery. It looks a bit like a derby. Now here is what you do...After you've relieved yourself put very warm water in the sitz bath. Not so hot that you burn yourself but it should be a little uncomfortable. Put the toilet seat up and place the sitz bath on the toilet itself (it should come with instructions). Make sure you have a towel within reach. Gently sit down on it and stay there for 5 minutes. At the 4 minute mark reach in the bath with your hand and clean yourself off. At 5 minutes get up and dry yourself off and thoroughly wash your hands. Now grab a dry face cloth and go to the fridge and get 2 ice cubes and place them in the cloth. Go to your room and place the cloth with the 2 ice cubes in it right up against your anus. Yes, it's going to be uncomfortable, deal with it. Hold the cloth in there for 5 minutes. Under no circumstances should you ever place ice directly on the body. Now repeat the procedure 3 more times until you done a total of 4, 20 minutes on the sitz bath and 20 minutes with ice. At the end of the first day you will feel a dramatic result. Keep doing this until everything is totally healed. It normally takes about a day and a half and don't forget to keep drinking the water.
I would try EVERYTHING before surgery. amoils has an essential oil that has reduced mine 80%. just praying for it to totally go. stress can cause them too. There are a lot of different products out there. this doctor had them too and cured himself and he was bad he sayes...
(not sure where his story is but stress relief and oils for sofer poo helped him...lots of info on there anyway) http://askwaltstollmd.com/wwwboard/wwwboard.html
Surgeries aren't as bad as they used to be. There are great minimal-inavsive operations now. Much less pain and fast healing. Of course you should try other treatment options first but ask your doctor about methods such as THD. It's at least a long term solution. I had mine coming and going for years before I went for surgery....
External hemorrhoids form from veins that surround the anus. These veins, for reasons not fully understood, weaken in some people, causing a bulge to form. The bulge then pushes out and appears as a lump, either just outside or just inside the anal verge.
Once formed, external hemorrhoids, are sensitive to pressures, either externally applied (such as excessive sitting), or internally applied, such as straining during defecation, lifting heavy objects etc... Since the bulging portion of the vein is already weak, any such pressure tends to magnify its size and cause further tissue damage.
So, the health of these veins, at the cellular level is a critical aspect to their recovery and repair. The first thing you need to do is to provide the best environment for them to recover. This means, stopping any activity that causes undue pressure, including any issues of constipation or diarrhea.
You can provide therapeutic benefits such as the administration of sitz baths (designed to provide heat and cold therapy) as well as the indirect application of ice packs. Heat and cold both, force the body to restrict blood flow to the affected region causing a decrease in blood volume and thus inflammation.
There are also food choices that impact hemorrhoids. Caffeine, for example, is a diuretic, resulting in harder stools and increased constipation, a prime irritant for hemorrhoids. Coffee and alcohol are prime examples. Foods high in fiber are important in establishing regularity and softened stools.
Your bathroom habits, including how you clean yourself are also factors in how you can find relief from the symptoms. Over the counter products will help for symptom relief since they contain both vasoconstrictors designed to reduce inflammation and local anesthetics for pain relief.
The best thing you can do long term is to learn as much as you can about what hemorrhoids are, how and why they form, and what treatment options there are available to you.
I urge you to try what I did it completely took care of mine but it did take some time and diligence!
Check with your doctor first but it worked for me and I am so relieved! I am 50 years old and have had three children and had some hemorrhoids from that and time to time in life but never like what I just experienced this past April when I contracted C-difficile from my ill and dying mother in law. That is a bacterial infection you can get from older patients in hospitals which is how I got it. I had diarrhea so bad from it that it caused me to have a huge hemorrhoid the size of a kidney bean. That terrified me as I had never had one like that before and it was terribly painful and I did not want to have it surgically removed because all I have read about that it how painful it is. And I was embarrassed about it too!
I read up on it, looking at a lot of suggestions how to get rid of it, consulted my doctor and then decided my plan of attack so to speak and I promise you it worked for me but it did take about 3 weeks before I could tell it was working and at least 4 before it was gone. For the initial pain my doctor told me to take 800mg of ib prophin for the swelling and pain every six hours, did that for about a week, wipe with Preparation H wipes then spray with Dermoplast pain relieving antibacterial spray,the spray numbs the area which takes your mind off of it! Did the spray for about a week then I didn't feel like I needed that anymore.
Get a "donut" pillow to sit or lay on at least while you are at home,it really helps! I would have liked to sit on it at work too but was too embarrassed to do that but it helps to lay on it at night so you are not putting pressure on that area while you sleep.
Before bed I inserted one Preperation H suppository so that in the morning when I had a bowel movement it helped not to hurt and in the morning I would drink on glass of water with one tablespoon of stool softener mixed in.I can't remember the name of it but you couldn't taste it so it was real easy to drink my doctor recommended that but if you have IBS you might not need the stool softener check with your doctor. After all of these things that did help,I still had it.
So that is when I panicked and got online to read what others suggested then I bought some Zink Oxide ointment at Walmart for about $5 and alternated with putting that on after every time I went to the bathroom during the day and at night I would do the prepH suppository and also some prep H ointment.
After the first week I did notice it was finally shrinking then by the second week of that I did that it was finally GONE!
I tried store brands of hemorrhoid ointment but I feel the Prep H works best! And I really believe the Zinc Oxide ointment helped a lot,it is normally used for diaper rash and poison ivy.
It was a lot less expensive than some of the other things recommended online. I truly hope this information helps someone!