However, before I pop the prolapsed bulging vein to relieve the pressure, I
ask if anyone has been successful in cutting open a hemorrhoid who can advise
me so as to reduce the chance of infection.
What happened to me is that for three weeks I've had this persistent cough
left over from a bronchial inflammation (which I get every couple of years)
and which I've found that massive doses of Robitussin DM (dextromethorphan
Unfortunately, the dextromethorphan also impacted my stool such that my
constipation was severe. Coupling the straining due to the hard stool with the
severe coughing was the onset of an acute external hemorrhoid attack of
itching and burning - my first hemorrhoid in my life!
God. Hemorrhoids are awful! I have this teaspoon sized balloon sticking out of
my anus. The itching and burning I have mostly under control with
antibacterial creams but the pain of the ballooned hemorrhoid is killing me. I
just want to pop it.
Taking a sitz bath, I can shove most (but not all) of the prolapsed hemorrhoid
back in my anus but it just pops out again when I let up the pressure. I
almost want to shove something in there to keep that damn balloon inside but
nothing is working for me these past three days. Honestly I don't know how
anyone survives piles. I bought a hundred dollars worth of treatments at the
drugstore, none of which seem to be making that ballooned hemorrhoid go away
(preparation H, anusol HC cream & hydrocortizone suppositories, witch hazel
water, tucks, doughnut pillows, aleve naproxen sodium,
Anyway, my main thought all day has been to pop tha irritated ballooned
external hemorrhoid so that it will just go away! It seems so simple yet I
didn't find that solution in the web search so I ask if anyone has been
successful with that most obvious of cures?
Please help me as I can't stand this huge hemorrhoid!
They do rupture spontaneously, sometimes. And no, this does not cause
bleeding to death and it does sometimes help the pain a lot. It's a
clotted up vein, after all, so there's a limit to how much it can
If you try to do it yourself you'll find the blood pool and clot is
quite a bit deeper than it looks, though. Not recommended.
You probably have an external hemorrhoid, which won't respond well to
banding. Really, the only thing that works is a week of heat and
therapy to make sure the clot disolves faster than it can continue to
form. That means lots of hot sitz baths, and at least a couple of
regular aspirin a day (resistance to aspirin varies, so you want to
make sure you've done the job). Fish oil (5 grams a day) and vitamin E
(400 IU twice a day) also are antiinflammatory and anti-clotting. If
you're taking estrogen in any form, you may want to stop for a while.
A good surgeon (preferably a specialist, as with all surgeons) might
very well be able to take a look at your problem and make a guess at
whether clamping it, opening it, removing the clot and sewing it up,
will produce a result that is likely to heal any faster than
"conservative treatment" which is what is described above. No way to
tell over the internet.
An old anonymous work:
>From the depths of the crypt of St Giles
Came a scream that echoed for miles.
Said the Vicar, "Good Gracious,
Has father Ignacious
Forgotten the Bishop has piles?"
Apparently St. Giles is a good town for hemorrhoids.
A stingy old man of St. Giles
Saved his shillings with miserly wiles.
Just to save a few bob
He would wipe with a cob,
And that way he got piles and piles!
Such a nice, profession reply.
Well, "Mark, MD" sounds a little like "Reverand Jim" anyway, and her
description and treatment idea for her huge, quarter-sized, grapelike,
irritated, ballooned, external hemorrhoid sticking out of her anus was
kind of dumb.
What *is* a proctologist, Mark, MD?
what they will do is cut open the "balloon" that is hanging out...it is
mostly filled with clotted blood...so the bleeding shouldn't be that bad..
but I would NOT attempt to do this yourself!!!
maybe going in the middle of the night when ER is less likely to be crazy
busy would not be a bad idea...why suffer all night!!
"Bonnie Willoughby" <bonnie...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
You should get to the root of the problem - your diet. You are not
eating enough fiber. It is estimated that adults need at least 35g of
fiber per day, most get in the range of 10-12g/day. Also eliminating all
junk food and especially white wheat flour products is really helpful.
High fiber foods are whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.
Oatmeal, bulgur, wheat bran and wheat germ are especially high in it.
Psyllium may be helpful too.
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Touchee. Take Metamucil twice daily.
A proctologist is a doctor who specializes in the evaluation and
treatment of diseases/conditions involving the anus and rectum.
You mean Colorectal Surgeon?
As I told someone a few days ago, call some general surgeons or
proctologists in your area until you find one who has the equipment to do
laser coagulation of hemorrhoids.This procedure is done in the doctor's
office, and is virtually painless. You hear some "clicks," but don't feel
much at all, and go home with the hemorrhoid seemingly unchanged. Over the
next few days, however, the vein shrinks away and disappears. No pain, no
bleeding, no mess. What's not to like?
>believe it or not the ER can take care of this problem!!!
Err... maybe. Most probably wouldn't, and whether they do or not you'll be
paying far more than necessary. This isn't what ERs are for.
>maybe going in the middle of the night when ER is less likely to be crazy
>busy would not be a bad idea...why suffer all night!!
Heh... been to many ERs? This might be true in a small suburban or rural
hospital, but an urban ER is likely to be packed to the gills late at night.
And with this sort of complaint, you can count on *sitting* in the waiting
room for many hours, followed by a quick exam, a referral, and a large bill
your insurance company will likely deny.
He's right, you know.
"Rich" <jos...@hawaii.rr.com> wrote in message