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Comment from: Kelly, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 21

I have a singular hemorrhoid, asymptomatic except extreme pain. I have never experienced one before. It has a palpable pulse, hard to reduce (push back in), I am beginning to think it may be a prolapsed tumor. It started hurting yesterday. I've had a gastrointestinal bleed, unrelated to hemorrhoids, believed to be from medication for my blood pressure or possibly another cause. I'm also a nurse with some experience with these things, but not as a patient. First timer.

Comment from: chapril, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 09

I have external hemorrhoids. Not sure if I have internal ones. Lately when I shower and use hot water to wash the soap away I bleed really badly. That is the only time. The hemorrhoids shrink but do not go away. I am getting concerned because the amount of blood is staggering. I never have any pain, itching, etc., just the swollen hemorrhoids and the bleeding. I have to stand in the shower until finally I take a towel and cover the area so I can rinse down the shower and get out of it to dry. I am on Plavix so that may be the excess, but boy, it is getting scary. I am going to call my gastroenterologist on Monday.

Comment from: Sbrown, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 15

I have real bad hemorrhoids. I did remove some pulp, but I have bleeding continually, though I don't have pain. I stick to alkaline diet, lots of fruits, green juice and dandelion tea. I have no problem for bowel movements, just bleeding is my only problem. I don't eat meat only spelt flour, quinoa, black rice, lots of mushrooms, and coconut. I use a lot native products only, I am doing great except for bleeding.

Comment from: Esther, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 07

I have had hemorrhoids for many years (I have five kids) but I've never had what I have today. It started yesterday evening, very painful, hard thingy. It's Sunday, so now I have to suffer until tomorrow, when I can call my doctor. I am not bleeding. I assume that it's a thrombosed hemorrhoid. Ouch.

Comment from: jferr3, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 14

You have no idea how much pain you are in for after getting hemorrhoid surgery. Wait until you have your first bowel movement, it is like passing razor blades.

Comment from: 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: July 22

My hemorrhoids symptoms are bleeding from anus, and pain but low grade.

Comment from: selamawit, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 29

My hemorrhoid symptom is first degree. It happens only sometimes when stool is dry but last time after delivery more developed and now I am pregnant.

Comment from: mrbum, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 05

About a year ago I noticed some bright red blood on my toilet paper after the toilet. I put some cream on and thought that perhaps I had a small cut on my anus. Felt a bit like a paper cut. Slight pain went away. Year on and same thing happened, a few days ago. So being insured I thought Doc can have a look. Went in yesterday and doctor had a look and reported that I had internal Hemorrhoids, on a scale of 1 to 5 they were a 3. He gave me some internal cream with a special dispenser (doxiproct) to use for a week and some tablets to take for 3 weeks. We discussed worse case scenario and he said that if bleeding were to continue he would book me in and check my bowls for cancer using an endoscope. I have said well do it anyway as insurance is paying for it. So next wednesday I am having a a 1.5 m scope up my bum. Of the joy. I am lucky tough, my hemorrhoids do not hurt. Don't know what caused them. I go to gym every day for an hour, am fit and healthy, don't do anal sex. I suppose it's just Gods way of having a laugh.

Comment from: Helena84, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 29

I had my hemorrhoids under control for many years. After I had my daughter two years ago, they got worse and finally my doctor advised me the THD method, which I had in January. It really helped me. I was surprised that it didn't hurt nearly as much as I'd expected. For me the biggest advantage of this method is that you can go home the same day! With a baby at home, it would have been very hard for me to stay in the hospital longer.

Comment from: Ruth K, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

Please: don't assume it's hemorrhoids, mine turned out to be squamous cell anal cancer, stage 3, N-1. I was 63, a recent widow. I am now in remission but if Ms. Farrah Fawcett had not passed away when she did, and if my best friend had not read the newspaper listing her symptoms and bought this to my attention, and subsequently to my doctor's, I wouldn't be posting this. This is a rare cancer but masquerades as a hemorrhoid.


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