The pain is different when its due to hemorrhoids versus UC. With UC, I get cramping when I'm going. With hemorrhoids, I get a sharp pain right when the poo passes the hemorrhoids.
When I got my last flare, I had bad diarrhea at first. It didn't hurt when I went to the bathroom. I then started eating rice with turmeric and mild chicken curry and my diarrhea stopped. Only then I was hurting, because the small poos had to go through an inflamed colon. This is also the case with hemorrhoids. The bigger the poo is, the more it hurts.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Don't expect your doctor to cure your health problems. Your health is your responsibility.
Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Avoid HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
When flaring: eat anti-inflammatory foods, avoid pro-inflammatory foods
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)
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