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Okay, we haven't started gluten-free just yet- I'm trying to get my ducks in a row so we can start- but DS has a very large, very very painful looking hemmorhoid. It kills me to think of how much pain he must be in and I'm at a total loss about what to do. The Dr told me to use a non-cortisone hemorrhoid cream (like Prep H) and to apply Witch Hazel but we've been at it for weeks with no improvement :(

I'm really, really hoping that a gluten-free diet will help but at this point I'm just not so sure. I'm looking for any ideas or tips or experiences that might lead me in a positive direction here. I need to make my little guy feel better, and soon. He eats plenty of fruits and veggies, he drinks lots of water, very little juice or sugary drinks, he's active and he never complains about it.

I'm half a step away from taking him back to the Dr and demanding that they do something but I really don't want to take the step to surgery or ligation.

Can anyone help??

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Has your son been diagnosed with a gluten intolerance and/or Celiac Disease? I'm not sure why you think the gluten free diet will help. If he has celiac disease or a gluten intolerance, then, start the gluten-free diet yesterday. Otherwise, I would definitely take him back to the doctor and figure out why he has a hemeroid.

Okay, we haven't started gluten-free just yet- I'm trying to get my ducks in a row so we can start- but DS has a very large, very very painful looking hemmorhoid. It kills me to think of how much pain he must be in and I'm at a total loss about what to do. The Dr told me to use a non-cortisone hemorrhoid cream (like Prep H) and to apply Witch Hazel but we've been at it for weeks with no improvement :(

I'm really, really hoping that a gluten-free diet will help but at this point I'm just not so sure. I'm looking for any ideas or tips or experiences that might lead me in a positive direction here. I need to make my little guy feel better, and soon. He eats plenty of fruits and veggies, he drinks lots of water, very little juice or sugary drinks, he's active and he never complains about it.

I'm half a step away from taking him back to the Dr and demanding that they do something but I really don't want to take the step to surgery or ligation.

Can anyone help??

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Sorry, I should have mentioned that we are just waiting to see the Dr to get some more info and get some tests done.

As far as why I think the gluten-free will help- I am pretty much convinced that the issue lies in an intollerance (at the very least). We've had so many issues and cutting out dairy helped some but not all. Some things improved and some things remain unchanged. Most notably is his stools being very loose- borderline diahrrea. From the information I have, D can also cause hemorrhoids because of the straining. The poor little guy hasn't had a solid BM ever and I can just see how it wears on him (not to mention me- diaper clean up is not a pleasant chore). We will be making the transition shortly. A cull of the pantry is in order this weekend and as soon as the supplies I've ordered through the health food store come in we'll be full on gluten-free in the house. For now I'm cooking as clean as I can (IE fresh produce, meat in it's natural form, rice, potatoes etc) and doing the best with what I have at my disposal.

The other side of the coin is that I know gut issues is a major symptom of celiac and I was hoping that someone else might have had the displeasure of dealing with a hemorrhoid in their child. At this point I'm willing to do just about anything that seems reasonable and isn't going to hurt either him or me :(

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I would say going gluten-free would definitely help then. I did a basic internet search and founds lots of info relating celiac disease & hemorroids. You can go gluten-free without alot of fancy foods. We barely buy anything from the gluten-free aisle at our store. I got rid of wheat flour immediately. We aren't 100% gluten-free in our house, but my son has been 100% gluten-free since his biopsy in November. It's key to go 100% for your son ASAP. Good luck!

Sorry, I should have mentioned that we are just waiting to see the Dr to get some more info and get some tests done.

As far as why I think the gluten-free will help- I am pretty much convinced that the issue lies in an intollerance (at the very least). We've had so many issues and cutting out dairy helped some but not all. Some things improved and some things remain unchanged. Most notably is his stools being very loose- borderline diahrrea. From the information I have, D can also cause hemorrhoids because of the straining. The poor little guy hasn't had a solid BM ever and I can just see how it wears on him (not to mention me- diaper clean up is not a pleasant chore). We will be making the transition shortly. A cull of the pantry is in order this weekend and as soon as the supplies I've ordered through the health food store come in we'll be full on gluten-free in the house. For now I'm cooking as clean as I can (IE fresh produce, meat in it's natural form, rice, potatoes etc) and doing the best with what I have at my disposal.

The other side of the coin is that I know gut issues is a major symptom of celiac and I was hoping that someone else might have had the displeasure of dealing with a hemorrhoid in their child. At this point I'm willing to do just about anything that seems reasonable and isn't going to hurt either him or me :(

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Okay, we haven't started gluten-free just yet- I'm trying to get my ducks in a row so we can start- but DS has a very large, very very painful looking hemmorhoid. It kills me to think of how much pain he must be in and I'm at a total loss about what to do. The Dr told me to use a non-cortisone hemorrhoid cream (like Prep H) and to apply Witch Hazel but we've been at it for weeks with no improvement :(

I'm really, really hoping that a gluten-free diet will help but at this point I'm just not so sure. I'm looking for any ideas or tips or experiences that might lead me in a positive direction here. I need to make my little guy feel better, and soon. He eats plenty of fruits and veggies, he drinks lots of water, very little juice or sugary drinks, he's active and he never complains about it.

I'm half a step away from taking him back to the Dr and demanding that they do something but I really don't want to take the step to surgery or ligation.

Can anyone help??

omg, how old is your son??? im so sorry he has to suffer from this already- hopefully your doc can help and hopefully your son's will just shrink like most people's hems do.

mine unfortunately are relentless... and have caused me a great deal of pain.

im going to paste some links here- i use ALL these products on a daily basis. i HAD TO FIND this alternative cream- because i was developing HORRIFIC reactions to the prep H.

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&sugexp=ldymls&xhr=t&q=h%2Bcare+hemorrhoid+cream&cp=4&bav=on.1,or.&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=10149724309209735611&sa=X&ei=nXRsTeq7HMWqlAev56X2BA&sqi=2&ved=0CDwQ8gIwAg#

http://www.(Company Name Removed - They Spammed This Forum and are Banned)/Boiron-Homeopathic-Medicine-Hemorrhoid-60-Count/dp/B001GCU0AG

http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NP036

ok,didnt know that MAJOR COMPANY has been banned- here's another try to show u the homeopathic tablets i take (i get mine at whole foods):

http://www.otcrx4u.com/boiron-avenoc-hemorrhoids-tablets-homeopathic-medicine-60-ea.html

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I've been using the prep H Suppositories this week and couldn't figure out why I had a horrible reaction to it as well. Had sharp abdominal pain and felt like my butt was on fire for days. I tested it today with the Nima sensor & it came back positive for gluten!!!! Now I know why I've been so sick since using it! The company really needs to disclose that!

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42 minutes ago, Maxi said:

I've been using the prep H Suppositories this week and couldn't figure out why I had a horrible reaction to it as well. Had sharp abdominal pain and felt like my butt was on fire for days. I tested it today with the Nima sensor & it came back positive for gluten!!!! Now I know why I've been so sick since using it! The company really needs to disclose that!

The inactive ingredients do not containgluten -"benzoic acid, butylated hydroxyanisole, corn oil, glycerin, lanolin, lanolin alcohols, methylparaben, mineral oil, paraffin, propylparaben, purified water, thymus vulgaris (thyme) flower/leaf oil, tocopherols excipient, white wax"

 

But - even if it did - it would not give a Celiac reaction.  the Celiac reaction happens in the small intestine.  You may have a problem with one of the ingredients.

 

I think that the Nima is not meant to test things like this?

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I think the ingredients you listed are for the ointment, I'm talking about the suppositories. The ointment is different. I've had no issues with that (and it tested negative). The ingredients of the suppositories are listed only as "cocoa butter" & phenylephrine.

Also it wouldn't be the first time a product had either undisclosed gluten or cross contamination in the ingredients. The test detected gluten which it only does if it is present.

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21 hours ago, Maxi said:

I've been using the prep H Suppositories this week and couldn't figure out why I had a horrible reaction to it as well. Had sharp abdominal pain and felt like my butt was on fire for days. I tested it today with the Nima sensor & it came back positive for gluten!!!! Now I know why I've been so sick since using it! The company really needs to disclose that!

There's nothing about gluten but those symptoms are listed as possible side effects here: https://www.drugs.com/mtm/preparation-h-suppositories-rectal.html

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9 hours ago, Maxi said:

The test detected gluten which it only does if it is present.

https://help.nimasensor.com/hc/en-us/articles/115009840628-Can-I-use-Nima-to-test-medicine-makeup-non-food-items-

Nima has not been developed to test non food substances. Our testing has been limited to food items so we cannot make claims around the accuracy of test results.

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39 minutes ago, Victoria1234 said:

https://help.nimasensor.com/hc/en-us/articles/115009840628-Can-I-use-Nima-to-test-medicine-makeup-non-food-items-

Nima has not been developed to test non food substances. Our testing has been limited to food items so we cannot make claims around the accuracy of test results.

Thanks for that.   Over the years, before there was a nIma to mis- use, people would try to use home kits incorrectly to prove something has gluten.  I am seeing people mis- use or misunderstand the Nima and its readings now.  

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