Hemmroids or flare... what are your sxs. with Hemmroids?

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LSUBacchus81
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   Posted 6/25/2009 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I know I've posted this before, but Im kinda concerned.  I have perfectly formed BM's with no urgency and I DONT  see any blood in the toilet, but I do on the tissue paper... I had this monday and again today.  Im not having any rectal pain this am, but sometimes, such as monday I had some itching in the rectal area.  I just had a colonoscopy 2 months ago, and my doc said it looked good.  Im just wondering if it could possibly be internal hemmies..  Is it possible to have a flare and still have formed bm's?  All my other flares I've had, I experienced urgency, blood, abd. cramping, mucus, and multiple bloody bm's daily.  Im now only having 1-2 bm's a day without urgency.   Someone please help.    Thanks as always.                     Josh
 

fruitgirl
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   Posted 6/25/2009 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like hemmies to me.
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Kezmo
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   Posted 6/25/2009 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   

Josh,

It sounds like this very well could be hemmies.  Are you on any medications?  Sometimes, although rare, some medications have a side effect where you get irritation and soreness in the area that will bleed.  Also, it could be that the first 6-8cm of your rectum is a tad inflamed.  Before I was diagnosed with UC, I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis... in which only the first 6-8cm of my rectum were inflamed.  It caused some blood in the stool, but I had normal stools and most of the blood was on the toilet paper after I wiped.  Just a few things to consider. 

I hope all goes well...


Kevin


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   Posted 6/25/2009 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Dont push hard, if you have no choice then exhale with mouth open while pushing

More soluable fiber

Stool softeners

More fluids

Baby wipes then Tucks to clean yourself

If you have a bidet use it

Sitz baths

Dont stay seated on hard chairs etc for too long

Prep H suppositories and if they dont work then Cortisone suppositories

LSUBacchus81
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   Posted 6/25/2009 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Kevin,  yes I've had UC since 2000 and I been on Colozal 750mg 3 caps BID.  Would the enemas be helpful if it were just the lower part were inflamed??

LSUBacchus81
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   Posted 6/25/2009 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I hadn't been straining. I never do.  I been lifting weights, and I wonder if that may cause them.

fruitgirl
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   Posted 6/25/2009 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes. Weight lifting can definitely cause hemmies.
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Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
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princesa
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   Posted 6/25/2009 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like hemmies to me. Unless you're lifting extremely heavy, I don't believe weight training should be an issue.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999. Have been in remission for years with only a few minor blips.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, vitamin D, fiber supplement and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and l-glutamine for gut healing. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free low carb diet.
 
 


quincy
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   Posted 6/25/2009 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Could also be a fissure, which for some (as me) aren't painful unless it's big enough or going on long enough.

You could, however, do a look-see...yep, squat over a mirror.

Any kind of pushing can cause or exacerbate hemmies...there are internal or external. Internal can bleed, external don't...but you might have a combo of stuff going on, albeit mild.

I would suggest increasing fibre of different kinds, fruit and veggies, but maybe at this point it would be good to make sure that your stools are "fluffier and softer". A fibre supplement helps a lot, and as suggested, make sure you're taking in enough fluids.

Excess gas can cause pressure in the rectum/anus, exacerbating hemmies...even excessive coughing or sneezing..etc. It all depends on how reactive one's hemmies are or how sensitive to that type of pressure...most of us who have them don't do heavy weight lifting.
But in saying that, maybe squeezing the sphincter when lifting will avoid some of the pressure.

Take a look and then report if it's a fissure or hemmies that you have.

quincy
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


LSUBacchus81
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   Posted 6/25/2009 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   

what exactly would a fissure look like?

confused

jars05
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   Posted 6/25/2009 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like it could be hemorrhoids. I thought that was what was wrong with me, but my G.I. gave some suppositories, Anusol, and told me that they would knock 'em out if they were hemorrhoids. Well much to my disappointment it must be a flare on the left side.
 
 
 
Edit notice is in error...please disregard : )
 

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bbc
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   Posted 6/26/2009 12:03 AM (GMT -6)   
jars05 said...
Sounds like it could be hemorrhoids. I thought that was what was wrong with me, but my G.I. gave some suppositories, Anusol, and told me that they would knock 'em out if they were hemorrhoids. Well much to my disappointment it must be a flare on the left side.
 
 
Some hemmies can be quite stubborn to fully treat. Mine are a constant bother as of late.

quincy
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   Posted 6/26/2009 2:41 AM (GMT -6)   
a fissure is a cut/tear in the anal folds.

An external hemmie will have the anus looking swollen and possibly blue/purple/darker.

Interenal hemmie might be sticking out the anus a bit..

q
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 

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