Sorry if if this is too graphic... I have internal hemmorhoids which prevent my bottom from fully closing up. After having a procedure done, the problem was somewhat alleviated by not gone altogether.
Being a student, it's rather costly to see a doctor (who I don't know if I can fully trust or not), so for the past 3 weeks I have been using this device 2x/day. The situation has gotten better but it hasn't been completely resolved.
I plan on adding pelvic floor exercises to my regimen to see if they will help me recover completely from this condition.
What else can I do?
asked byEd_19 (15)
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on February 21, 2013
at 09:42 PM
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People that haven't had internal hemorrhoids don't understand how terrible they can be. Nearly everyone will get an external hemorrhoids at some point, it'll hurt for a bit, and go away. Sadly, internal hemorrhoids tend to get worse. You should have had your doctor "grade" your condition. I'm guessing you are at a 3 or 4 (prolapsed + can be manually reinserted or permanently prolapsed), since you had a procedure.
Was the procedure banding? 'Cause honestly, banding doesn't work. Well, I'm not a doctor (I just play one on the 'net), but I firmly believe that banding is tried much, much too late to be effective.
After years (and I really mean YEARS: about 6), with my own condition growing worse and worse, I finally talked to a specialist about a hemorrhoidopexy. This is sometimes known as "stapling" -- basically, they shove a terrible device up there, remove the excess flesh, suture it, and you no longer have severe, prolapsing internal hemorrhoids.
I finally went the route of surgery, 'cause while I caused the problem to stop getting worse with a great diet, it didn't get better. By this time, it interfered with my ability to exercise - and you know what I replaced exercise with? Drinking. Yeah, great, I know: an amazing diet plus heavy drinking equals a pretty shitty diet and life.
Food and diet is all about preventative health and some healing, but sometimes surgery is a necessary evil. Let me tell you: it hurt. It hurt like hell. I was out of commission for two weeks, and not 100% for a long time (probably 3ish months). But if I had to do it again, I would. I absolutely would. I can stand for long times, I can run, jump, and I can play sports with friends. I can spend time not worrying about my ass finally, and get back to living.
I'm not embarrassed to talk about it, because the only thing that gave me peace of mind when I was suffering was knowing that I could talk to others: internet forums for these types of conditions exist, and I talked to friends and loved ones, too. I want you to know that you can get better.
If you are a student, you may be lucky enough to have a support system that can help you while you recover after a hypothetical surgery. You can even schedule it for after school is out.
Talk to your doctor about a stapling / hemorrhoidopexy. Take your life back into your hands.
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at 07:08 PM
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on December 09, 2013
at 11:06 AM
Take a warm bath - Fill a bath with warm water to about 10cm. Ease yourself into the bath for approximately fifteen minutes and sit back with knees raised. This position will enable maximum exposure of the anal area to the warm water and will kill pain and soothe any irritation in the area.
Apply a topical cream or ointment. The use of topical creams can aid greatly in the healing process.
To prevent hemorrhoids it is incredibly important that you develop good toilet habits. Having bowel movements regularly can diminish pressure in rectum.