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Chronic Hemorrhoid pain is really getting to Me
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An_201523 posted:
I am a 23 year old female, who has been suffering from hemorrhoids since April of last year. Since then, I've been in pain nearly every day, so much so that it is affecting my mood, making me irritable, anxious, and generally not myself.
I have tried sitz baths, creams, witch hazel, and even hydrocortisone suppositories. I also eat plenty of fiber and drink a lot of water. (nearly 3-4 nalgene bottles a day!)
Occasionally there is bleeding, but it's mostly the intense pain that i just can't deal with anymore. Generally when I hear people talk about 'flare ups', they say they last for 3-4 days. Mine last for 2-3 weeks...

I don't really know what to do, I do have an appointment with my pcp in 10 days, but that feels like decades away.
I'm concerned about getting surgery, as I have heard horror stories about it, but I can't, nor want, to deal with this any more.
Has anyone on here had a similar experience with this issue? It's embarrassing to talk about, you can't really say to friends, "oh, sorry I'm in a bad mood because my hemorrhoids are acting up!"

Any one out there have a similar experience and maybe some advice?
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georgiagail responded:
Here's a good article that reviews treatment of hemorrhoids, include minimally invasive approaches to taking care of those stinkers:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hemorrhoids/DS00096/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs

Gail
 
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hemcure11 replied to georgiagail's response:
Another helpful article and guide that you can check out on how-to-treat-hemorrhoids naturally, even if it's severe.

You're not the only that has exhausted all of the remedies and over the counter products for hemorrhoids, not to mention the next step to hemorrhoid removal...ouch!!!

Just check it out...you never know, you've waited this long.

 
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Magsjeanea responded:
Anon,
I had an external hemrrhoid that thrombosed and was so painful I couldn't even eat. I tried to push it internally so to stop the pain but that did not work. I finally found someone that day who would see me. He gave me a local and removed it in the office. Not to say that it wasn't uncomfortable at the time but it was well worth a half hour of discomfort for the relief that I finally had. I would do it all over again if it started again.
You really don't know how much relief you could have. It sounds horrible but is worth it. Sorry to hear of your pain.
 
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everydayizagift responded:
Hi there.... I'm so sorry you have to suffer with this problem.

I said to myself; no I say to myself that it figures of all the things wrong with me, it would have to be this embarrassing or involve the most embarrassing place on my body.

You should not be having pain like this all the time. Maybe your pcp will have a solution or maybe she/he will refer you to a GI doctor. Do whatever it takes to make things better for yourself and your quality of life. If your starting to become moody and anxious and it's effecting your everyday life, do what you have to do to bring relief and treatment to the problem.

My situation - I thought I had a hemorroid but it hasn't gone away and I don't think believe it's a hemorrhoid... I have Crohn's and fistulas are common and I think that's what it is. IDK for sure, but I need to see a specialist the gi dr or maybe a colorectal surgeon. It's all so embarrassing, but it helps to think that these doctors have seen worse and all shapes, sizes. It also helps to think that my issue is nothing in comparison to what other people are getting treated for.
Good luck to you girl! Be brave and you're not alone

Feel free to check out my support community I recently created. That Girl's Support Lounge - Intestinal Disorders and Diseases
 
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j4sm1n3 replied to everydayizagift's response:
Thank you all for your advice and feedback.
Things are kind of in a tolerable lull currently (finally), and I'm seeing a GI doctor next week, so I'm looking forward to getting some information.
@georgiagail thank you for the link. I have actually looked over the information there before, it's very informative.
@hemcure11 thank you for the link as well. Here's hoping next week I'll have some solutions.

@Magsjeana You have no idea how comforting your story is. I have read horror stories about banding and removal in general, (the internet can be a scary place ) Thank you.

@everydayizagift I say the same thing to myself about this issue! It really is hard to talk about it with people.
I did get a referral to a GI doctor, so the ball is rolling. I'm sorry that you're going through a similarly painful and embarrassing issue.Thank you for your kinds words. I hope you go to see a doctor soon about this too! God knows it's no fun to have a pain there.
 
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tidyanus responded:
Cleanliness, for mercy's sake! Flush off the fecal residue with any of the bidet devices you can find on the web. Wiping with paper just irritates tender tissue without removing the cause of itching and burning (and odor). Rinsing off after every bowel movement will calm the sores within a week or two, giving them a chance to shrink and even disappear over time.

It's worked for me for over thirty years. Good luck.
 
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rozealbert responded:
Hemorrhoid pain is really very painful. It is embarrassing to have this disease. If you don't take proper care in beginning then it becomes chronic and turns into bleeding hemorrhoids. You can use home made treatment in the initial stage but when it increases too much extent then you have to use any effective medicine. You can use Venapro is homeopathic medicine which is completely safe in nature. It is composed of natural ingredients which doesn't pose any harm to body.
This effective medicine gives much relief from pain and stops bleeding. If you want to know more about this medicine then you can read venapro reviews available online.
 
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Dallywacker responded:
I have had the surgery and it was hell for a few days after. I have recently started getting all the same issues back that I had before. I am going to have the surgery again and can't wait. Only thing I'm not looking forward to is the first few BM's are sooooooo painful that I fell off the toilet literally cause it hurt so bad. Other than that get it done


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