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Hemorrhoid, HELP!!!

Hi Moms,

Today i found out i have Hemorrhoid around my rectum( size of halve pea) quite uncomfortable. The doctor give me only some cream over the counter(Preparationh).I would like to hear from moms who had this problem before and how to cure this, and which cream would work the best? thanks for your advices!

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I had one right after the birth of my first baby and thoguht that I would never be the same. And, had friends tell me that theirs was there for a year....I freaked out. So, I used the cream and also..supositories so that I would not get constipated. It went away fairly soon. Have no fear it was go away.

Oh How I hate those. Had them really bad when I was pregnant. Sitting on a inflattible donut helps, all drug stores carry them. PREP H helps shrink the tissues. Here you can find other treatment suggestions and causes, like diet...I am sorry I know you are miserable.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemorrhoids
I hope you feel better soon.
V.

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Hi T.

So sorry to hear about your situation.,..cause I know how painful it can be....
And that runs in my family, I have to say...My father even had surgery to remove hemorrhoids and was the most painful experience he had in his life!
On the birth of my child I had huge ones ( seriously I looked like a cauliflower down there)...and was very painful... My mom who is very good on get things done and solve problems, was staying with me to help with the baby and told me I had to have Wheat Bran ...she said it based on a doctor's advice to my brother when he went there for his hemorrhoids...
So..I went to Whole Foods and bought a good amount of it..and every morning she would make a vitamin for me...in the blender she put 1/3 of an apple, 1/3 of a banana, 1 small slice of mexican papaya and 2 table spoon of wheat bran and a glass of orange juice...mix it and I had that every day...( I still make for me every morning) ...
It made my digestive system to work beautifully and no more hemorrhoid... ( I had them before as well...and never thought my mom was really right...till she showed me how wrong I was) Sometimes I through some flex seeds as well...

Honestly...it will stop it..and is a healthy way to deal with it....

Hope it helps!

Good Luck!
Take care!!!

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Hi T.,
Ugh, I hate them "rhoids!!" Consistent sitz baths did it for me. Yes, it's hard to do them after every bowl movement for sure. If you don't have time/energy for a sitz bath, you can use a squirt bottle with warm water like the kind you got from the hospital after you had your baby for cleansing. I had a dr. prescribe me the suppositories about 2 mos. ago and I used them for 2 weeks. They helped, but I was surprised not immediately. By the way, I noticed Target had them over the counter.
Believe it or not, I had a lima bean sized one after my son was born. I didn't feel a thing, but cared for it deligently. A yr. later out of no where, I went to the dr. and was told I had internal & external hems. So gross! Dr. said it could have been from picking up my 22 lbs. toddler?!
Here's a gross tip the dr. gave me. After bathing, use a blow dryer on warm to make sure all is dry down there. Sorry, I know that was yucky!
Good luck!

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I use tucks, witchhazel pads. It took a little while but they helped. In the meantime I found that sitz baths soothed it immediately. I just did 1 after each bowel movement.

I would try the Preperation H suppositories. Those work within a day or so..

Emu Oil works so well for Hemorrhoids.

I hat e hemorrhoids. I had one after 2nd baby. I sat in a sitz bath, it relieved the itching! I also asked my dr. for a stool softener. I didn't use any cream's because it made me feel messy everywhere down there. Eventually it shrank back down. There is no cure, it will shrink and get big again. Don't push when you poop and eat lots and lots of fiber. Good luck

Oh I feel your pain. after the recent birth of my second child, I was in so much pain with the same problem. It was horrible!! My OB finally wrote a prescription for Clobetasol Propionate Ointment. It was the ONLY thing that helped. I bought about 10 over the counter items and none of them worked. This cream is the consistency of vaseline, and within 24 hours the hemorrhoids shrunk and I felt soooo much better.
You'll never get rid of them permanently unless you have them lasered off-yuck!
I STRONGLY recommend you ask your doctor for this, or find one who will!!

Hi T.:

You can try sit on warm water 3 times a day. After do number 2 you wash yourself not wipe. drink a lot of liquid.
My hemorrohoid was for long time and the dr. gave me other kind because Preparation didn't work very well when are for long time.

D.

Oh how fun! =/... Well I had one of these while I preggo with my last 2 kids. The first one, I was told to use those cold wipes and it would feel better... I did and nothing felt better! So then with my last baby, I did more research and I found that taking warm baths made the swelling go down and I was able to sit like normal! I wish I known before that a sitz bath was the cure (for me at least!) Good luck and I hope this helps.

Here's the advice I got from the nurses (much more helpful than the doctor's advice.)
1. keep it clean with wipes or cool cloths
2. cool it down, this reduces inflamation and swelling. I would run cool water in the shower on just that area after my morning shower.
3. Eat fiber. I found eating either Oatmeal, FiberOne breakfast cereal or a FIberOne granola bar every day helped things run smoothly and avoid worsening the situation.
4. Sitz bath is nice but nurses suggested I sit in a hot tub for 15 minutes, relax, do Kegels.
5. Tucks pads really help releive discomfort.

I have no noticable presence of Hemmrhoids now, but they will come back if I do not maintain my FIber intake.

Oh, Man I have so been there! What really helped me is a salve from Wise Woman Herbals called Bottoms Up Balm. It totally saved me from complete misery. You have to get it from a healthcare professional. I sell it in my office, if you can't find it anywhere else. A container costs about $6-7 and lasts a while.

best,
E. Bender, NC, CHN
http://www.nutritionforthewholefamily.com

T.:

I don't want to cross any lines here, but I will say that this is a problem that I dealt with personally and which caused me inordanant amounts of pain for more than 20-years. That is, until I developed a product that calms the spasms and reduces the inflammation within minutes.

I truly tried everything on the market -- pharmaceuticals and OTC remedies as well. I combed the shelves of health food stores and talked to pharmacists without satisfaction. If you are interested in my holistic therapeutic remedy, please respond, but if this is not an avenue you wish to pursue, please disregard.

Try using witch hazel, do it when ever you go to the bathroom...good luck

Oh How I hate those. Had them really bad when I was pregnant. Sitting on a inflattible donut helps, all drug stores carry them. PREP H helps shrink the tissues. Here you can find other treatment suggestions and causes, like diet...I am sorry I know you are miserable.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemorrhoids
I hope you feel better soon.
V.

Ask your Chiropractor to adjust your sacrum. I had the same problem. Seeing my chiropractor worked wonders! good luck.

All of the increase water and fiber advice is good. To deal with the pain, I use the suppositories at night. That usually does it.

Keeping the area clean can be challenging. If you don't, you'll get irritation. I use the Pampers baby wipes. The Nature with Aloe Vera. It's in a tealy green box. All others sting. I know for a fact! Cleans area well, pat dry, use external cream in day, and suppository at night. By morning, you'll feel so much better.

Stephanie

I'm personal fan of anusol myself. Try a sitz bath and see if that gives you any relief (yea, like a busy mom has TIME for a sitz bath!) The most important thing is to keep movements as smooth as possible. For most people, that means increase both the fiber and water in your diet. When all else fails, there is an acupressure (reflexology) point on the back of the leg that provides almost instant pain relief. Rather than trying to describe it, try googling for an illustration.

I had one right after the birth of my first baby and thoguht that I would never be the same. And, had friends tell me that theirs was there for a year....I freaked out. So, I used the cream and also..supositories so that I would not get constipated. It went away fairly soon. Have no fear it was go away.

Cool compress helps ease the discomfort but only for short times. Good hemorrhoid creams really do help. don't go easy on the cream, really put it on and try to stay off your bottom, sit on your side or lay on your side as much as you can. I know hemorrhoids are a pain in the butt, literally and they itch like crazy! I'm sorry your having this problem they are no fun.

T.,
I know from most unfortunate experience, that once their there, your likely always to have them return! The trick is not only getting rid of it now, but also taking the steps to not let them come back frequently or...gasp...get worse! I agree with lots of the tricks described below.
May I suggest some preventive measures for when this one is gone? Make sure you are getting enough fiber, whole grain fiber, veggies, etc. Also, consider taking an omega-3 supplement everyday. not only is it great for your heart, but helps keeps you digestive system running smoothly. Yogurts are great, one's like Activia are awesome. Just make sure to read the ingredients and avoid any of the many that have high fructose corn syrup. You may also want to condsider lessening the amount of red meat and dairy products you have in your diet. These are harder to digest, which, excuse the imagery, also means they are harder to process out their waste. The idea of avoiding hemorroids and avoiding making them worse is to make sure your diet allows to you have softer stools that don't cause you to strain.
Hope any of this helps. Good luck ridding yourself of this really painful, oh so private experience most of us can relate to!

Hi,

I have to say, my C-section was a breeze compared to the hemorroid I had after the birth! Mine were bleeding. The only thing that helped me was Witch Hazel. I got medicated wipes to clean everytime I went to the bathroom which I also doused with Witch Hazel when I figured that was the only thing getting results. I ened up dousing a square cotton ball/square and "placing it" directly on the offending vessel 24/7 and saw almost immediate results. Witch Hazel feels like water, it does not sting.....it is a miracle astringent!!

Good Luck!

Hi T., yes they are very painful. I have been in so much pain almost for a year. They did a sigmoidoscopy (spelling) there were signs of hemorrhoids. Dr's say that sitz baths help and increase your fiber. I have yet to find anything that really does take the pain away. Tucks pads work great for the soothing part of it. If you here anything that works, please let me know. Thanks and good luck

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