HELP! Reversal Ileostomy & Hemorrhoids (sp?)

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   Posted 10/24/2007 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,

I'm about 3 1/2 weeks past my ileostomy reversal and I've developed hemorroids so painful that I cry to have my ileostomy back. I'm going to the doctor tomorrow (it's been 24 hours of hell) and I'm having movements, but it feels as though the hemorroids are pulsating every few minutes! does anyone have a tried-and-true methods for dealing with this problem? I am going to rule out any other complication but I know I get the best information from the posters on this site.

Thanks so much in advance yeah

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   Posted 10/24/2007 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to use lidocaine jelly to help to numb them.  As painful as it sounds, ice might help too?  If nothing else, freeze them into shrinking a bit?!  Good luck to you -- I've been in your shoes and know the feeling.  Ask dr for RX for lidocaine jelly to have around.

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   Posted 10/25/2007 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
My dr called me in a script of lidocaine cream to put on my bottom. I remember these horrible days when I lived in the hot bath tub for hours waiting for the swelling to decrease. I am so sorry you are in this pain. I hope you find some relief. The cream was only $4 at CVS pharmacy so it was cheaper than my co-pay!
Ileostomy 8/2007
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
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Eva Lou
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   Posted 10/25/2007 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
You know what works really well too? Stick a bottle of witch hazel in the fridge to get icy cold. Then run a hot bath, as hot as you can stand, & just fill the tub a couple inches. Sit in that for about 10 minutes, stand up & drain the H20. Then pour some witch hazel onto a washcloth & hold it against the 'roids for about 10 minutes. Fill up the tub again & repeat the whole process 2-3 times, or 'til you get really bored. The alternating hot/cold helps the swelling go down & gets rid of that pulsing feeling. Then I'd slather on some Prep. H. super pain relief, & go lay down! Good luck- I HATE hemmorhoids & getting rid of mine is one of the things I am looking forward to most after my surgery!

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   Posted 10/25/2007 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone! Thank SO VERY MUCH for the advice. I spent last night getting up and applying heaping amounts of Preparation H oitment, which I think helped the swelling just enough for me to have extremely painful bms. :) I reverted to wearing my postop diapers because I didn't know if I could move fast enough to get there. It was humbling and kind of funny in that offbeat medical way.

I have appointment with my surgeon today and at the top of my list is "Lidocaine Jelly or Oitment." I won't go home without it. Thanks Eva for the bath/witch hazel suggestion. My stepmom handed me a bottle of witch hazel but it didn't do much to make me happy, the idea of getting it really cold sounds like heaven, so it's in the freezer as I type so I can possibly be more comfortable during the ride to the doctor's office.

You guys are all the very best and I thank god for you!

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