Hemorrhoid at age 14. Please help.

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   Posted 1/8/2009 10:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello all.
I am a 14 year old male who has a hemorrhoid
I believe I got the hemorrhoid because I was "addicted" to the bathroom.
It sounds extremely gross, but it was like I had to strain.
I believe because I strained so much, I received the hemorrhoid.

I went to the doctor, and at first, she told me to sit in hot water. It seemed to work, but then it was like I cannot stop straining away several times. Now it seems I am back to old habits.
During my classes in high school, I also seem to feel something wet in my underwear. I believe I am leaking as well? I then put toilet paper into my anus, trying to use it like a cotton ball, to absorb it.

When I do go to the bathroom, there is always much blood, and when I wipe with toilet paper, it is all blood as well. There are only a few pieces of feces. Sometimes I believe there is mucus in there as well.

I would like to know if there are any home remedies to try, for it is absolutely abnormal for a 14 year old teenager to have a hemorrhoid. I need help desperately, and I beg for a cure.

Bless you if you took the time to read this.
Madness G

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   Posted 1/9/2009 12:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry to hear that especially with you being so young...a good doctor would have given you a perscription hemorrhoid ointment not just tell you to sit in hot water...maybe see another doc that will take your hemmie more seriously...in the mean time keep doing the hot water soaks but add some epsome salts (quite a bit, a cup at least) to the water and dry some over the counter hemmie ointment to see if that along with the epsome salt baths will help until you find a doc that is willing to take your problem serious.

Good luck and feel better soon.

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   Posted 1/9/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi MadnessG,
Welcome to HealingWell! :-)
I agree with pb4, maybe see another doc that takes you more seriously.
In the meantime, you should try Preperation-H or Tucks, or something of the like. You might even want to consider a stool softener to make going to the toilet a little less straining.
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   Posted 1/11/2009 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi MadnessG,
It is not abnormal for a 14 year old teenager to have a hemorrhoid. It is extremely common condition. I got it when I was 14-15 years old for no apparent reasons.

There are many ointments and rectal suppositories that can help relief symptoms. If hemorrhoid lumps bother, it can be treated with fixative (nonsurgical) procedures, such as rubber band ligation, coagulation therapy, and injection sclerotherapy. Four years ago I had to do rubber band ligation and infrared coagulation.

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   Posted 6/14/2011 6:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Please don't strain, it can lead to all sorts of other problems such as anal fissure, prolapse, etc... Sorry to hear about your hemmorhoids, as one who suffered from both hemmorhoids and anal fissure I know exactly how painful and embarassing it can be! I would encourage you to ask your doctor about the addition of fiber to your diet. Most doctors advise 25-30 grams of fiber, both soluble and insoluble, and also a fiber supplement such as Citrucel or Metamucil, along with drinking at least 64 ounces of water(no soda, coffee or tea) getting at least 30 minutes of exercize and perhaps a stool softener to prevent constipation.

The sitz bath is a good idea, something else you can try, when you need to use the toilet, try putting your feet up on a stool about 6-8 inches high. It is said that the toilet is not a natural position for elimination. Good luck and I hope you will talk to your doctor about what I have suggested. Hope you feel better soon and keep us posted. Ruth
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