What do hemorrhoids feel like?
Anyone have experience with these? I'm feeling all sorts of painful, itchy things going on down there. How do I know if it's a hemorrhoid?
I was constipated for a few days a while back and had some blood on the tp. I assume it is/was a hemorrhoid, but I haven't had any issues since. I'm pretty sure they clear up on their own once you fix the cause (ie, constipation). I think the creams and things just relieve the itching and pain, but don't heal them. I would try some coconut oil first. Yes, CO is my answer for everything. lol Oh, speaking of...if you're constipated, eating CO will help. Start with 1 tbs/day and add more if needed.
I didn't really answer your question, but hopefully my rambling is somewhat helpful anyway. ;)
Alright, alright... I have had my share of the big "H" (too lazy to scroll up and check spelling) and its very common in my family. Several family members have had to have surgery to remove them or the milder version of tying it off with a string and then it falls off. The creams do work- they have a numbing agent in them and they do reduce the swelling. Anusol is the best but the VERY best is a one dose only insert that the dr can prescribe. The best way to describe it is that when you are pooping, it feels like you are pooping out lumpy poop filled with peanut shells (sarcastic thumbs up). If you touch your bum hole area (rectum? anus? I'm not gonna get too technical here but very descriptive) and you feel a puffy, swollen vein sticking out and you should push that back in. That is an external 'roid. There can be some hidden way up there that you can't see or touch. They can burst and you will get instant relief but lots of blood. The more you itch (and yes, you will want to itch when you are wiping) then more swollen they get. The more swollen they get, the more itchy and so on and so on. I have been in such a desperate place that... well... I don't know if we are "that" close yet... bahahahahaha.
The weirdest thing is that your peanut shell poop that hurts soooo bad when it comes out, ends up looking snake like and thin and smooth. That's because it has a smaller place to squeeze through due to all the swelling.
Get the creams, lay on your side and don't strain. They are common now because of the weight and position of the baby on your bowels and not necessarily because of constipation. I started getting them with my first pregnancy and they have been my friend ever since.
I hope I helped a bit.
i take fiber supplements daily, i also drink prune juice daily. i try to eat high fiber items like apples and fiber granola bars. you can also drink metamucil everyday too. i have no problems doing my business with this daily ritual. i have been constipated and had hemmroid issues in the past.
I was thinking about posting something like this, actually. I had no constipation issues and definitely had them with my second, so it's not all constipation related. I read it was related to the weight of the baby sitting in that area that can mimic constipation, as far as your body is concerned. I don't understand how they worked or really even how to tell I had them, but I would have the symptoms Linnie was describing. After birth I got some OTC cream and they disappeared in about 2 weeks, never to be seen again.
This time I have had some constipation issues and am REALLY working on upping my fiber intake. I'd like to know osmething I can do to prevent them- other than not get constipated, which wasn't even my issue last pregnancy. Because they SUCK. And I found them really painful while pushing my baby out, too, like everything was getting compressed.
I've been feeling weird bum pressure while I'm at work, and I'm sure it's baby n' stuff but my first though is always "oh no! Hemorrhoids!"
Linnie, just wow. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry reading your post
So, with my first labor, I pushed DS out for five (yes, as in 5) hours, and count myself lucky that I was only left with one mild tear and one recurring hemorrhoid...
It isn't related to constipation -- but the pressure of the baby, often after sitting at my desk at work all day. Yuck.