I had a perianal abscess 18 months ago which I originally thought was a hemorrhoid. But the pain just got worse and worse until I finally had to go to the doctor. So according to my definition if it remains more or less inert and stable then it is a hemorrhoid, but if it gradually get worse then it is an abscess. (As you can see I really don't know.) I think your best bet is to let a doctor check it out. If it is an abscess then you want to treat it before it morphs into a fistula.
As far as fiber goes, if oatmeal suits you then you probably will do well with daily supplementation with psyllium. I prefer psyllium seed but many use psyllium husks such as metamucil because it tastes better and can be purchased everywhere. I mix psyllium with probiotics for an effective way to help maintain remission.
Male/59 DX ulcerative colitis Feb08, possible Crohn's colitis DX Mar10.
No Meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Remission since Mar10. Psyllium seed mixed with VSL3 especially helpful. Food journal instead of SCD.
Watch gluten, lots of fruit & vegetables (but no plums or kale), no soda, no HFCS, no trans fat, tea instead of coffee, no shellfish, few processed foods, no carrageenan.
Probiotics, fish oil, multivitamin, extra D3, K2, high gamma E, glutamine, magnesium, phos choline, resveratrol, S. Boulardii, boswellia, curcumin. Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys
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