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anerissara

Hemroids

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Ok, I"m embarrassed to ask but I'm really stressing over this and maybe someone here can help...

What do bleeding hemroids act like? I have had blood in my stool about once a year for the last 5 years, it quit happening after I went gluten-free and the D stopped being as bad...didn't happen for 2 years and then has started again receintly. My regular dr. says it's probably hemroids, I know for sure I have one (she checked) and the blood is bright red, fairly often I can say that the bleeding happens after something like hard yardwork or working out. If I get glutened and have a bad week of D it has also set it off once or twice. I can't stop worrying about it, though...

For those of you who've been there and know what hemroids are like, do you mind telling me what happens? If they bleed, how often? I know it's not a fun thing to talk about (I'm blushing as I'm typing) but knowing more about what to expect...and hearing that other people have this and it's *not* something worse...would really help. I have an appointment with a GI next month and I think if a specialist also agrees it's just hemroids I will feel OK about it...I just get really scared when that particular part of me bleeds!


"I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.'" -Psalm 91

gluten-free since January 26th, 2005

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Mommy of a gluten-free 8 yr old, a 6 yr old who (much to her dismay) will be gluten-free soon and a 2 yr old who is so far symptom-free. Contemplating putting the whole family on the gluten-free diet since crumbs have become my nemisis!

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I had hemroids when I was prego, they went away. I also had them a year ago...when I went through a really bad spell...before I was diagnosed!

from what i understand you can have them "removed" if they are bothersome and what hemroid isn't!LOL

http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/digesti...ase-hemorrhoids

Above is the link to webmd...talking about hemroids and causes. I hope that helps!

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I have them. Diagnosed at 23! :(

Dairy is what makes them worse for me (due to the constipation).

Basically, it feels like the skin's been ripped, and there's maybe a touch of blood on the stool. More often, for me, it's just on the toilet paper. Sitting down... is a bit too much of a burn for me, right afterwards. Almost invariably, it will be due to a larger than normal or harder than normal stool.

(If you think it's embarassing to talk about... the exam... When I went in to my doctor about it, I noted that I was a bit embarassed by it, and she said "Don't worry, I do this all day long." I got an image in my head of her having to do digital rectal exams literally all day long - and felt a bit better about not being embarassed. :) )


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

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Bellevue, WA

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My symptoms got worse after my last baby. I think, though, what is making it re-occur is that I usually have D....since going gluten-free it is much, much better and I suspect that's why the hemroids went away for a few years. I got glutened this weekend, which seems to have tipped it off again. I don't exactly get pain with this, but it does feel weird...sort of uncomfortable but not exactly painful. I wish that I could get my digestive system worked out totally...at least it's not as bad as it used to be, but I'd love to have a *normal* digestive system again!


"I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.'" -Psalm 91

gluten-free since January 26th, 2005

Feeling up and down, but better!

Mommy of a gluten-free 8 yr old, a 6 yr old who (much to her dismay) will be gluten-free soon and a 2 yr old who is so far symptom-free. Contemplating putting the whole family on the gluten-free diet since crumbs have become my nemisis!

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Guest j_mommy

I think "normal" is out of our realm. We can have near normal, but we'll always be more sensitive.

I have given up on being "normal"...what fun is that! :D Sometimes I get frustrated....every medical "thing" I've went through has been the exact opposite of textbook! From being indused for four days and then ending up with a c-section(I was almost 3 weeks over due) to having an alergic reaction to TB skin tests....but atleast with celiac we know how to get better!

Hopefully the hemmroid probs won't bother you anymore....their common, so atleast you're not alone.....and embarassing questions are ok....you wouldn't know you're not alone if you didn't ask!

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Hi

I didnt have hemms until I had my daughter had the natural, the Ms do bother me from time to time especially if I have D. the only thing that i do is just wait it out, yes mine is bright as well it does freak me out and my husband which has them as well but his are from Football and are pretty bad, Hes just too scared to get them removed because he doesnt do needles.

Donna


Fecal Antigliadin IgA 21 (Normal Range <10 Units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 13 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score <300 Units (Normal Range <300 Units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 12 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0501

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0501

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (Subtype 5,5)

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My partner got them a few years ago after having a bit of a midlife crisis then drinking himself into virtual death (was hospitalized, etc....but is alright). After that, he had them.

His are helped by: reduced stress (obviously), using cottonelle moist wipes instead of t.p. (this makes a HUGE difference for him), taking fiber supplementation (right now it's flax seed in o.j.), and cutting back on coffee.

Hope that helps. Good luck. I think I got the start of one once, or a mini one, and it's no fun at all.

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Oh yeah, he also drank 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper in room temp glass of water for eight days. I think if you look up home remedies or something, you might find some good ieas.

He's not had his removed, and keeps them under control in these ways.

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