Hemorrhoids - Effective Treatments

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What kinds of treatments have been effective for your hemorrhoids?
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Published: January 03

I've had problems with hemorrhoids my whole adult life but it got really bad a few years ago. I've tried everything I could, everything! And nothing helped in the long run. I was so desperate I tried just one last thing I've seen online, before going to the doctor and stretching the sphincter. Yes, I was that desperate! But it has helped me so much that I've decided I have to tell people about it. It's been about 6 months now that I have no problems at all, no pain, no bleeding, I can sit all day long and the hemorrhoids have almost gone completely! It's amazing! I stretch it every day for a few minutes in the bathtub, before my shower, with a rubber glove on and some lubricant. I know most people won't try it but I hope to help those who are as desperate as I once was. Good luck to everyone and I hope you find what works for you!.

Published: July 13

I have had an ongoing problem with an internal hemorrhoids for about 4 years. I could push it in and go about my business but it decided not to stay put any longer. I noticed I seemed to be blocked up (hitting a wall) while passing stools. I got the Preparation H suppositories and only used 3 (one for three days), and the problem got worse. I began to blow up on one side of my anus. I put Preparation H cream on it and hit the ceiling (washed it off). Then I put Vaseline on it and hit the ceiling (washed it off). I tried salt sitz, tried vinegar sitz, tried aloe vera plant, tried just warm water bath (the best). I was tired of all this bath taking and went to the doctor. I got it rubber-banded. Embarrassing, yes. But that it is gone and I can go to the bathroom again without the aid of a stool or without pain. So glad that is over now and I will be watching what I eat and drink (I hate drinking water but will now) from now on. Go to the doctor..