Untreated hemmeroids

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Red_34
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   Posted 3/9/2009 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I know I have a hemmeroid - it's kind of on the inside but protudes on occasion to the outside.  It doesn't give me too much grief but every now and then it starts to get itchy and it bleeds a tiny bit.  I have tried Preperation H suppositories in the past but for some reason they gave me horrible abdominal cramps.  By not treating it, will it cause it to get larger or cause more complications?  This is the first time I've had to deal with hemmies since the birth of my son 17 years ago so I'm not quite sure how to go about treating it or if I even HAVE to treat it.  Any advice would be appreciated it :)
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Old Hat
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   Posted 3/9/2009 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Probably Proctofoam HP would take care of it-- that's 1% steroid, basically intended to treat hemmies. You might be allergic to something in Prep H. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 3/9/2009 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
ahh, good old hemmeroids. I get those same type, they are external but almost internal... I usually don't treat them. I use tucks ointment or A&D and they don't bother me too much. I don't find that anything helps very much. Maybe there is a prescription for really bad ones but mine only warrant OTC meds and they are ineffective.

Diagnosed with proctitis in March 2007 - Treated with Canasa 2x Daily
Diagnosed with UC December 08 but had symptoms months ago - Treating with Asacol 400mg (9 a day)


fruitgirl
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   Posted 3/9/2009 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I had really bad external hemmies after I had my son (that then got really, really, really, terrible when the UC diarrhea started). The only thing that helped was cortisone creme...just the OTC 1% stuff. So maybe try that?
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


RobinByrd
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   Posted 3/9/2009 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
My family and I are firm believers in using Vicks vapor rub on your bootie for the hemmie problems. It's almost an immediate relief and if you lay down and relax it's very calming.
: )  Robin
 
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quincy
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   Posted 3/9/2009 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I tried Vicks on an irritated butt....hoooooooooooooly doodle! It was mighty cooler after that, but kind of a burning cool..won't use it for that any more...lol!

Sherry...you could enqurire regarding having it banded or saline solution injected into to shrink it.

You could try Anusol, and if you have any proctofoam that could help.

Poor you...that's a pain that could hurt more than UC sometimes.

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Mamas Boys
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   Posted 3/9/2009 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   

Analpram.  It's a hydrocortisone cream.  Prescription.  Works fabulously!  I use it all the time. 

Sorry about those hemmies - Red.  Lucky you that they went away after childbirth.  Mine stayed with me.  That and the varicose veins!  At least the kids are cute!  :)


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Red_34
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   Posted 3/9/2009 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the ideas. I see my GI next month for my scope anyway so I might as well ask him too. But I just wanted some true and tried methods before asking him for anything.

And Q, they don't really hurt much. Maybe burn a bit when I have bm but they are more itchy then anything else. Some days they can drive me batty but more times then not, I hardly know I have them.
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dakotagirl
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   Posted 3/9/2009 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I was prescribed Anucort sups to help with internal hemis. I didn't even know I had them at the time.
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia (hip and spine) diagnosed Feb 2006
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Mamas Boys
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   Posted 3/9/2009 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   
If itchiness is your main issue with them - lidocaine should work great.

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Christine1946
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   Posted 3/9/2009 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
     I used to suffer a lot with hemorroids too and I have ulcerative proctitis...what a combo!  I find the Rowasa and Cort enemas helped.  All the above mentioned treatments sound pretty good..except for the Vick's Vapo rub....oy vey!  Guess that would burn them out if nothing else.  Did you ever see a proctologist?  He may have a solution.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.


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   Posted 3/9/2009 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Sitz baths and Pramasone cream would help you.
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RobinByrd
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   Posted 3/9/2009 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I guess our experience with the Vicks is different. It really did bring me much comfort and relief...my UC was just horrible and the hemmies were the least of my concerns but still a problem nonetheless.

Sorry you guys don't agree...I guess we all find our own ways to feel better!
: )  Robin
 
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Red_34
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   Posted 3/10/2009 7:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok so my options are:
Proctofoam HP
Tucks
OTC Cortisone Cream
Vicks
Anusol
Lidocaine
Sitz bath and Pramasone

I know some of these are OTC but which ones are prescription?
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Old Hat
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   Posted 3/10/2009 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Proctofoam HP is an Rx med. Since you had trouble after using Prep H, check the label before trying Tucks (otc) because it may contain some of the same chemicals. Lidocaine would likely help more than Tucks, though. My gastro applies it prior to digital exam & it can get rid of a low-down hemmie all by itself. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

Luna0
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   Posted 3/11/2009 12:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Sits baths may help too. The hotter the better. I did this for my fissures, but it might be different for hemoriods.
Tawn 
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And other over the counter meds.


Red_34
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   Posted 3/11/2009 6:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I did a sitz bath 17 year ago when I had that huge one after the birth of my son but this one is more on the inside. Will sitz baths work for inside hemmies?
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