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kyhurst
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   Posted 4/25/2006 9:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I am scheduled May 1 to have something done with my hemi's. Can anyone tell me what a smigmoid is?? Doc is going to do it in his office.When I asked nurse if I would need someone to drive me she did'nt know.Doc said maybe he could band them ( I hope so! ) I don't know how this is going to work I'm so restricted.

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   Posted 4/25/2006 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
A sigmoid is short for sigmoidoscopy. Its like a mini colonoscopy only reaching the sigmoid colon hence the name. Needing someone to drive you would depend on if your doc will give you a mild sedative. For a sigmoidoscopy you are not put in a complete twilight sleep. You are awake, alert, and will remember. However some people need a sedative to relax the body. Your doc probably wants to see the internal ones which is why he is doing this procedure. I would google sigmoidoscopy and you should find tons of info. If you still have more questions, please let us know.
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kyhurst
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   Posted 4/25/2006 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I was told 5yr ago I had spastic colon, but the doc never ran no tests 6mo latter I was fine.Then this year I started feeling like I was going to lose total control of my bowels just a couple of times.Then I had no problems except hemi's (burnig itching & funny feeling) I started having gallbladder problems ( hida scan 12%)It was removed 24 wks ago, all during this I was having major hemorroids ( thombrosed kind ) then after colonoscopy was told I had internal ones also. I'm concerned there is something else, but colonoscopy did'nt find it. I'm going to see thoracic & general surgeon ( whatever that is ) If this is something like crohns skin tags is he going to be able to tell the difference??

Sarita
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   Posted 4/25/2006 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Some docs can't tell the difference.  I have skin tags, not hemmies, but they are not always related to Crohn's disease.  You can have skin tags without having Crohn's.  If they bleed or itch or hurt, they are probably hemmies. 

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   Posted 4/25/2006 7:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Thrombosed Hemroids Cures
Antibiotics are usually a good hemroids cure. Recent papers show that hemorrhoids can be treated effectively by using a balloon to widen the sphincter or mechanically stretching the sphincter under anaesthesia in an operating room. If you do not have hemorrhoids or fissures, your doctor will probably order a spe

Thrombosed hemroids are hemroids that have blood clots (a blood clot is also called a ‘thrombus’) inside them. Thrombosed hemroids often present as purplish lumps because they are made of plugged up veins that are just under the skin. Sometimes they are hard to the touch, like ball bearings; other times, they are soft and fleshy – and often mistaken for ‘skin tags’.

A thrombosed hemroid, because it involves the plugging of a vein just under the skin, usually turns purple or blue. Though quite often painful, a thrombosed hemroid does not usually require surgery. The outer skin can also redden, if the hemroid is irritated and becomes inflamed. It can be treated with warm baths, creams and a change in eating habits.

Thrombosed Hemroids






Hemorrhoids are a very common medical hemroids complaint. More than 75% of Americans have hemorrhoids at some point in their lives, typically after age 30. Pregnant women often develop hemorrhoids, but the condition usually clears up after childbirth. Men are more likely than women to suffer from hemorrhoids that require professional medical treatment. - hemmoroid surgery

Diagnosis -Diagnosis begins with a visual examination of the anus, followed by an internal examination during which the doctor carefully inserts a gloved and lubricated finger into the anus. The doctor may also use an anoscope, a small tube that allows him or her to see into the anal canal. Under some circumstances the doctor may wish to check for other problems by using a sigmoidoscope or colonoscope, a flexible instrument that allows inspection of the lower colon (in the case of the sigmoidoscope) or the entire colon (in the case of the colonoscope). - hemmeroids

Dietary changes that may be helpful -Populations in which fiber intake is high have a very low incidence of hemorrhoids. Insoluble fiber—the kind found primarily in whole grains and vegetables—increases the bulk of stool. Drinking water with a high-fiber meal or a fiber supplement results in softer, bulkier stools, which can move more easily. As a result, most doctors believe that fiber in combination with increased intake of liquids helps to treat people with hemorrhoids. Nonetheless, few clinical trials compare the effects of fiber supplementation against the effects of placebo in hemorrhoid sufferers.

Drug Therapies • Stool softeners help reduce straining and prevent hard stools. • Bulk laxatives help prevent hard stools and constipation. • Rectal preparations relieve itching and discomfort. • Topical anesthetics and systemic analgesics relieve pain. - hemorroid

Echinacea Apply the extract of echinacea to the affected area with clean cotton; a teaspoonful in a pint of water may be injected into the rectum. This will help relieve itching and painful hemorrhoids. - bleeding hemorrhoids

Electrical or laser heat or infrared light. Both techniques use special devices to burn hemorrhoidal tissue. Hemorrhoidectomy. Extensive or severe internal or external hemorrhoids may require removal by surgery known as hemorrhoidectomy. This is the best method for permanent removal of hemorrhoids. The following measures can ease the discomfort of hemorrhoids and can keep them from getting worse. - hemorrhoids treatment

External hemorrhoids, and some prolapsed internal hemorrhoids, are removed by conventional surgery in a hospital. Depending on the circumstances, this requires a local, regional, or general anesthetic. Surgery does cause a fair amount of discomfort, but an overnight hospital stay is usually not necessary. Full healing takes two to four weeks, but most people are able to resume normal activities at the end of a week. Hemorrhoids rarely return after surgery. - hemmoroid treatment cial X ray called a barium enema. A ten-year follow up on patients with rectal bleeding without obvious cause showed that 13% had polyps that can turn into cancer, 4% had inflammatory bowel disease that can cause terrible cramping and gas, and 6.5% eventually developed colon cancer (2). - hemrroid

Good sources of fiber are fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. In addition, doctors may suggest a bulk stool softener or a fiber supplement such as psyllium (Metamucil) or methylcellulose (Citrucel). In some cases, hemorrhoids must be treated endoscopically or surgically. These methods are used to shrink and destroy the hemorrhoidal tissue. The doctor will perform the procedure during an office or hospital visit. A number of methods may be used to remove or reduce the size of internal hemorrhoids. These techniques include Rubber band ligation. - bleeding hemroids

Hardened stools, or constipation, is one of the primary causes of hemorrhoids. Constipation may be due to diet, lack of fluids or medication, among other things. When someone has constipation, the wave-like motion (peristalsis) that moves the bowels through the intestines, is nearly non-existant, and the straining to have a bowel movement causes hemorrhoids. For more information see our Constipation section. - internal hemroids

Hemorrhoids are a condition in which veins in the rectal or anal area become swollen and painful and may bleed. Hemorrhoids may occur inside the entrance to the anus (interior hemorrhoids) or outside the entrance to the anus (exterior hemorrhoids). A blot clot (thrombosis) may form in the vein, making the hemorrhoid more painful and sometimes requiring treatment. - hemorroid surgery

traci2007
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   Posted 6/29/2007 6:12 AM (GMT -7)   
what kind of surgeon do you go to for hemmriods and how do they fix them.

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   Posted 6/29/2007 8:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi traci,
Welcome to HealingWell!  :-)
I think people usually see their regualr doc (primary care) for hemmies.  If it looks bad enough you might get referred to a Colorectal Doc.  From my understanding hemmies are usually just cut off or lanced.  Here is a good site to read about it:  Hemorrhoid Surgery
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Suzy25
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   Posted 1/13/2008 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I am a 20 year old female and I just received my first hemroid the other day. Now I wasn't doing anything to get the hemroid, it just appeared for no reason. I wasn't constipated and I wasn't trying to force anything out, it just appeared over night. I am curious if this is not so out of the norm for my age. One thing that might be important is that I did have diarrhea the day I got the hemroid, but I didn't notice it until the next morning. If you have a hemroid do you notice it right away? Also, I have been applying a cream to it and hoping that it will just go away, how long does it usually take for hemroids to go away? And should I seek medical attention or just wait it out for a week or two and if it hasn't gone away then I should go to a doctor?

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   Posted 1/13/2008 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   

suzy25 :)

look at this link...

 

http://www.emedmag.com/html/pre/fea/features/011504.asp

 

Examine the first picture in the link and the second pics under the first pics, then compare them to what you see on yourself to be sure it is infact hemmies that you are dealing with, because if it's the second picture that looks more like what you have then you should get into see a GI asap as the second pic (perianal crohns skin tags aka: elephant ears) are related to crohns disease and you do NOT want to get any kind of surgery on those.

 

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Easta
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   Posted 1/15/2008 3:13 AM (GMT -7)   
It is interesting that most sites that give info on haemorrhoids mention constipation but I have them and am quite the reverse - often soft motions first thing. The haems are livable with but it shows that one doesn't have to be constipated to suffer from them!

Keriamon
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   Posted 1/15/2008 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
My mother (and some GIs) say that sitting on a toliet too long causes hemmroids. Of course, straining because of constipation causes them, but people with D can get them because they spend a lot of time sitting on the toliet too. Something about the posture and hanging your butt down in a hole puts strain on your anus and lower colon.

jaredS
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   Posted 2/9/2009 5:03 PM (GMT -7)   
This post is way over due but I just wanted to share my experience with hemorroids and maybe some one can benefit from it. I first developed hemorroids just out of college at my first job where I had to sit for about 8 hours a day. With a different chair and adding some fiber to my diet the hemorroids went away. That was about 10 years ago. Last year I had another episode of hemorroids and this one was pretty severe. I couldn't figure out what had caused it. Nothing had changed otherwise. At work I had to sit on a donut and shifted around every few minutes. This lasted for weeks. I started thinking maybe it was something i was eating. Two things had changed in my diet that could have possibly triggered them. The first... I had been eating persimons and second I was drinking caffeine free diet pepsi now. I figured I would stop consuming both just to see what happens. After a few days my hemorroids started to shrink and after a week they were gone. Sometime later I drank that pepsi again and I could feel them coming back on. I could drink other soda all day long with no problem but if I drank that particular type I could notice the onset occurring. I know this sounds silly but it's true. I haven't had any problems what so ever since I stopped drinking it about a year ago. I hope this info helps. If you do have an outbreak think about what you have been eating and that might possibly be the cause. Good luck everyone.

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   Posted 3/14/2009 11:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I developed hemorrhoids about a year ago. It was very painful. At its worst I had a hard time even finding a comfortable position to sleep in. The Doc suggested more fiber and over the counter remedies for some relief. After doing a lot of research I started trying some of the oral herbal remedies. I ended up trying just about ever potion and lotion out there. I got some relief but nothing ever cured it. I was also eating a whole food diet, whole grains, beans, fruits and vegas, and a tablespoon of ground phylum seed every day, and that helped a good deal. But still no cure. What finally got it under control was simply adding a cup of yogurt every day. Like magic. Within a few weeks the pain and discomfort was gone. Bowel movements where very easy, with no strain. Somewhere along the line I had knocked out the good intestinal flora. You can eat lots and fiber with plenty or fluids, but if you don’t have the good little bugs in your intestines you’re still going to have some strain. Things just don’t come easy without those friendly little bugs. Any kind of yogurt or Kefir is going to help. I have been doing Activia, and that seems to work well for me, though I have heard that some people have problems with it. If you have problems with dairy products you can also get a soy milk yogurt. Another product to try is “Good Belly” which is a fruit drink with active cultures in it. Whenever the subject of hemorrhoids comes up I hear lots about fiber but nothing about establishing a good internal flora. It has been my experience that both are important. A good intestinal flora may actually be more important then fiber. If you’ve got that it’s unlikely you’ll get constipated in the first place, which is one of the main causes of hemorrhoids. Getting enough fiber along with a daily dose of those friendly bugs was the one two bunch that solved my very painful problem.

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   Posted 4/22/2009 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
If you have been dignosed with prolapsed hemorrhoids, you might want to try the HemAway seat http://www.hemaway.com.

You just place the seat on your toilet when you hemorrhoid is protruding, sit on it, and the hemorrhoid will retract into the body for instant relief form pain and discomfort.

It gives you quick relief in a few minutes without any side affects. Good luck!

yorkton59
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   Posted 5/8/2009 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   

Just wanted to chime in as I recently had a bout of hemorrhoids and looked at a lot of forums for help. Mine were quite painful and had bleeding associated with them to the point where I was concerned about being able to do sports, etc as I'm quite athletic.

I went and saw my doctor and he prescribed the following:

  • Anusol HC (with hydrocortizone)
  • Sitz baths daily
  • balanced,high fibre diet

I also started using Tucks instead of toilet paper.

2 weeks on, I'm completely cleared up.

My sense is the best treatment is prevention - basically avoid strain, and be gentle on the rectal area and that will really help. Definitely don't want to minimize the trauma that those with severe cases have, but I think doing these things would avoid a lot of cases.

Good luck to all struggling with this...


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   Posted 5/10/2009 10:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Any info on this topic helps, when you're living in pain and trying to find solution to the problem, trying new things and doing the research on the internet , health magazines and online articles ,trying to help yourself and avoid operation , they say that one thing can help more then the other this one helped me, Holly Hayden
developed good system based on experience and knowledge , it works . http://hemorrhoidmiracle.com/?hop=system1975
good luck to all

ktann
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   Posted 7/14/2009 3:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hemorrhoids is a natural pain that many choses to suffer in silence due to the embaressment it causes much like erectile dysfunction for men. But technically it can be resolve in many ways here.

Different people would have adopt different treatment for hemorrhoids but when I had my problems I chose the natural remedies. Of course I had chosen western medicine creams and reliefs but none seem to work and my situation soon became chronic over time and it was causing much inconvenience to my work regime too.

Since medicine didn't work I decided to try chinese remedies instead. I found some in the natural cure methods and applies it and who would have believe it works! I mean after being chronic and trying everything else you'd be surprise how applying a simple crystal soak can actually relieve your hemorrhoids suffering in under 2 days.

Well I'm sure many here have had these problems maybe even for years, and if up until now your choice of cure is thru medicine and pills or creams why not seek alternative methods which well worked for me.

Just sharing my personal experience hope it helps.
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Coce4553
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   Posted 8/24/2009 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Sharing my experience, I will strongly recommend a natural recipie I used 1 year ago, when my hemmi's
killed me .
I had used all drugs and ointments but i healed only with a simple natural remedy.

You can try the www.byebyehemorrhoids.com and I hope you find the solution there :)

Good luck

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   Posted 9/18/2009 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Just had my 2 external friends removed yesterday. They were with me for a year, and I finally had it.
 
My recommendations:
 
 1. do not do General Anesthesia, instead ask for an Epideral coupled with Versed.
2. ABSOLUTELY DO NOT TAKE THE PERCOSET! It will back you up and when your body finally decides to let it out, it will tear you up. Instead, go for 2 pills of Tylenol Extra Strength Rapid Release 500mg every 6 hours. It does the same thing without the constipation.
3. Take Sitz bath with RiteAid Brand SPEARMINT Epsom Salts whenever you feel pain, it has a Menthol cooling effect and it is freaking awesome.
4. Drink lots of Diet Arizona Iced Tea, I am doing a Gallon and a half a day to keep hydrated.
5. eat chicken soup for the first 3 days at least, nothing solid. if it goes in solid, guess what, it will come out solid.
6. TAKE THE STOOL SOFTENERS!
 
Good Luck!

dnorman
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   Posted 10/3/2009 2:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Guys,

I'm a newbie here, I had hemorrhoids for a few years, I have tried many things but the best stuff I ever tried was Hemmorx, it is natural and works very quickly. I didn't want to visit doctors about these issues so I bought Hemmorx online here http://linky.com.au/3lkbg

It's natural and works fast.

Good Luck.

bobhope
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   Posted 10/3/2009 11:04 PM (GMT -7)   
bobhope said...
Just had my 2 external friends removed yesterday. They were with me for a year, and I finally had it.
 
My recommendations:
 
 1. do not do General Anesthesia, instead ask for an Epideral coupled with Versed.
2. ABSOLUTELY DO NOT TAKE THE PERCOSET! It will back you up and when your body finally decides to let it out, it will tear you up. Instead, go for 2 pills of Tylenol Extra Strength Rapid Release 500mg every 6 hours. It does the same thing without the constipation.
3. Take Sitz bath with RiteAid Brand SPEARMINT Epsom Salts whenever you feel pain, it has a Menthol cooling effect and it is freaking awesome.
4. Drink lots of Diet Arizona Iced Tea, I am doing a Gallon and a half a day to keep hydrated.
5. eat chicken soup for the first 3 days at least, nothing solid. if it goes in solid, guess what, it will come out solid.
6. TAKE THE STOOL SOFTENERS!
 
Good Luck!
 
UPDATE:
 
So Its been 18 days since the surgery. Almost fully healed up. I have been eating regular food with the stool softeners for about 6 days now. Once you get over the initial 4 days it starts to get better fast. Good luck!
 
 

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   Posted 12/20/2009 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello everybody,
i got cured from hemorrhoids, thank god.
They just came from nothing, i did not know what to do about it,
so i began looking on the internet for treatments, and i found this:
Its a natural cream that cures the hemorrhoids on a friendly way, without pain.
It worked for me, check it out.

Post Edited By Moderator (shawn12) : 12/4/2010 12:54:58 PM (GMT-7)


Jemimah
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   Posted 1/24/2010 5:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I finally found a really good book - yes, with evidence based natural cures - it cured mine after more than 10 years of pain, bleeding, etc
I was about to buy H Miracle - until I found the review here and completely changed my mind: http://www.squidoo.com/hemorrhoid-miracle-review-site
instead i bought hemorrhoids saviour - if it cured mine, i reckon it can cure anyone

Post Edited By Moderator (shawn12) : 12/4/2010 12:55:19 PM (GMT-7)


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   Posted 1/24/2010 7:02 PM (GMT -7)   
There are natural hemorrhoid cures that you can consider. The problem with surgery is that it does take care of the problem but not the cause and after surgery i there is a huge chance that they will return.

Post Edited (Natural-Guy) : 9/14/2010 5:40:56 PM (GMT-6)


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Medical treatment of hemorrhoids is aimed initially at relieving symptoms. Measures to reduce symptoms include
* tub baths several times a day in plain, warm water for about 10 minutes
* application of a hemorrhoidal cream or suppository to the affected area for a limited time
Preventing the recurrence of hemorrhoids will require relieving the pressure and straining of constipation. Doctors will often recommend increasing fiber and fluids in the diet. Eating the right amount of fiber and drinking six to eight glasses of fluid—not alcohol—result in softer, bulkier stools. A softer stool makes emptying the bowels easier and lessens the pressure on hemorrhoids caused by straining. Eliminating straining also helps prevent the hemorrhoids from protruding.

Good sources of fiber are fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. In addition, doctors may suggest a bulk stool softener or a fiber supplement.

In some cases, hemorrhoids must be treated endoscopically or surgically. These methods are used to shrink and destroy the hemorrhoidal tissue. The doctor will perform the procedure during an office or hospital visit.
A number of methods may be used to remove or reduce the size of internal hemorrhoids. These techniques include
Rubber band ligation. A rubber band is placed around the base of the hemorrhoid inside the rectum. The band cuts off circulation, and the hemorrhoid withers away within a few days.
Sclerotherapy. A chemical solution is injected around the blood vessel to shrink the hemorrhoid.
Infrared coagulation. A special device is used to burn hemorrhoidal tissue.
Hemorrhoidectomy. Occasionally, extensive or severe internal or external hemorrhoids may require removal by surgery known as hemorrhoidectomy.
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