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'roids - Help

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Hi everyone,

I'm not officially diagnosed with celiac, but I got blood tests done this week. I have been eating gluten-free since then and already I feel a million times better. My guts are calm and I feel like I can finally concentrate again.

I started getting the symptoms of celiac disease roughly 2 years ago; I was diagnosed with IBS. I have several hemmroids which have developed (I believe, as a result of frequent diarrhea and straining to pass bowel movements). I even have some internal ones that "fall out" sometimes when I go to the bathroom. I do kegels regularly to try to be able to keep them inside.

Since going gluten-free my stools have improved dramatically and are fairly solid. Also, I am able to manage passing a stool only once per day, which is a big improvement over D (really frees up your life!).

Is it at all possible that improvement in bowel movements and being more relaxed when passing stools will make my hemmroids go away or at leat get better?

I'm 22 and was like "WHAT THE HELL!" When I found out I had 'roids. "I'm too young for this to be happening to me already." I just hope things keep getting better...

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Yes they can :D I had them pretty bad from constant C . It took about a month and daily probiotics, but they're gone :D ! I hope yours go away soon!

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Yes they can :D I had them pretty bad from constant C . It took about a month and daily probiotics, but they're gone :D ! I hope yours go away soon!

Thanks for the reply. Good to know that they can heal and you won't just have veins permanently hanging outta yer rear when you use the bathroom. It kindof depresses me when I think about it. That's why I hope they go away.

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Yes they can. Mine were bad and both internal and external. People can get them at any age, mine were first found when I was just a child. Although I was of course an undiagnosed symptomatic celiac at the time. My prediagnosis colonoscopy found many and also severe diverticulosis throughout my entire large intestine, diverticulosis is usually only on the left side. On a scope done 5 years after I was finally diagnosed almost all the hemmies were gone as well as the diverticulosis. A very pleasent surprise for not just me but also surprising to my GI doctor. The only time my hemmies now bother me is in reaction to gluten. Hopefully you will have the same result.

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Yeah...I have been gluten free for about 6 weeks and my "roids" are much better. Mine were internal but prolapsed....and they would bleed if I strained too much.... I had chronic constipation and IBS type symptoms and those subsided within days of going gluten-free. Because my system is still healing I have to be careful of foods..especially high fiber foods. Also.... higher fiber gluten-free Products such as Quinoa Flakes really bother me as well as raw fruits or undercooked veggies. I only can eat canned fruit or overcooked vegetables...and no salads for me until my tummy has healed.

Because if I eat those foods my "roids" will cause me difficulty again.

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Gluten free didn't really affect mine. Dairy free did! :)

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Yeah...I have been gluten free for about 6 weeks and my "roids" are much better. Mine were internal but prolapsed....and they would bleed if I strained too much.... I had chronic constipation and IBS type symptoms and those subsided within days of going gluten-free. Because my system is still healing I have to be careful of foods..especially high fiber foods. Also.... higher fiber gluten-free Products such as Quinoa Flakes really bother me as well as raw fruits or undercooked veggies. I only can eat canned fruit or overcooked vegetables...and no salads for me until my tummy has healed.

Because if I eat those foods my "roids" will cause me difficulty again.

That's good to hear that they are getting better. I have one external and the rest internal and they prolapse almost every movement, but quickly retreat as soon as I am done. They don't ever bleed either, and don't hurt much. I guess that's a good sign! Yeah seeds are really hard to digest for me too, as well as any leafy vegetables (I can't eat lettuce for the life of me!!). I used to try to eat chia seeds for fiber and they always came out whole. I've had quinoa soup though and it was ok.

I did an experiment and had some goat feta for dinner today with gluten-free pasta and sauce. Thought the feta wouldn't bother me too much (wanted to see if the lack of casein would help). OH MAN. Guts roiling, and MASSIVE D within 2 hours of dinner.

Also wondering what digested blood looks like. Does it float? There were a few little dark balls/shapes floating in the toilet but I couldn't tell/am not sure if they were of blood or just chunks/pieces from the pasta sauce I had. Don't want to be paranoid but sometimes I always wonder.

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Yes they can. Mine were bad and both internal and external. People can get them at any age, mine were first found when I was just a child. Although I was of course an undiagnosed symptomatic celiac at the time. My prediagnosis colonoscopy found many and also severe diverticulosis throughout my entire large intestine, diverticulosis is usually only on the left side. On a scope done 5 years after I was finally diagnosed almost all the hemmies were gone as well as the diverticulosis. A very pleasent surprise for not just me but also surprising to my GI doctor. The only time my hemmies now bother me is in reaction to gluten. Hopefully you will have the same result.

Thanks for the info. And diverticulosis is rather related to constipation I'm guessing? My problems have always been related to D in one way or another. I'm always happy when I have a solid bowel movement shaped like some sausages. I don't think I've been constipated since I was 7 or so. But then when I was a kid I would crap every second day or so. Now I go usually within 2 hours of waking up, and can often manage to go only that one time per day. I guess eliminating daily, regularly at least, is healthier.

I really want to get a GI specialist, my normal doc is such a pushover and a pill pusher. I think I might pressure him for some more tests. Another FOBT, and if you can test for crohn's and colitis (not sure what the tests are for those), and possibly hypothyroid.

It's really depressing when you're afraid to live an active life because you're afraid of having to crap all the time when you want to do something. Luckily things seem to be getting better and I hope they keep on...

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