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Old 07-15-2016, 03:27 PM   #1
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Re: hemorrhoids

Not to start a new thread, but to make a comment on the subject:

Hemorrhoids come in two types, external and internal... Way back in 1975, an operation for internal hemorrhoids resulted in 6 weeks out of work and incredible pain. Newer procedures, likely are less invasive, but memories didn't go away.

Pain, in order of worst to least:
Gout
Internal hemorrhoid operation recovery
Root canal without anaesthesia

Been there, done that... never again.
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Old 07-15-2016, 04:09 PM   #2
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A friend of mine had the hemorrhoid surgery a few years ago and said it was horrible. Now the doc told him he needs it again and he said no way. I just live with them.
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A friend of mine had the hemorrhoid surgery a few years ago and said it was horrible.
I remember reading something years ago that said the profession most likely to develop hemorrhoids was airline pilot.

I assumed it referred to the fact that they spend most of their time sitting down.

After reading that, I made it a practice to never spend more than an hour at a time seated. So far, so good.
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I remember reading something years ago that said the profession most likely to develop hemorrhoids was airline pilot.

I assumed it referred to the fact that they spend most of their time sitting down.

After reading that, I made it a practice to never spend more than an hour at a time seated. So far, so good.
I think a lot of people develop them due to constipation. Learn how to manage constipation and you can keep them from getting worse.
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Totally new topic, the old one wasn't over, so this deserves a new thread
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Pregnancy also causes them. I have had them ever since for the past 37 years.
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Well, in terms of pain severity I've heard nothing compares to a good kidney stone. Can't verify from personal experience thankfully.
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Yeah, I have friends that said the pain feels like you are dying. I hope to never experience this.
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Worst pain

Pain, in order of worst to least:

Hip joint progressive pain before total replacement (bone on bone). - about 3 years before I gave in.

Broke left forearm bones in half in car accident. Had plates put in. Actually, not that much pain because of Morphine that was available.

Never had hemorrhoids.
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Now I really don't want diabetes and then gout.
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I think a lot of people develop them due to constipation. Learn how to manage constipation and you can keep them from getting worse.
Yep! Also, cycling and poor quality toilet tissue don't help... And pushing.

Squatty potty to the rescue!!!


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I think a lot of people develop them due to constipation. Learn how to manage constipation and you can keep them from getting worse.
Just eat plenty of fruit and fiber.
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Just eat plenty of fruit and fiber.
That probably works for most, but ran into one case that wasn't good enough.

Already on high fiber diet, increasing didn't help. Drinking tons of water didn't help.

Turned out just the tiniest dose of Miralax - like 1/2 a teaspoon every 2 or 3 days as needed, which is well under the smallest recommended dose - was enough to get and keep things running smoothly. Clearly the colon was just not able to absorb enough water on its own for some reason.

This wasn't me, btw.
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I've just spent a couple minutes trying to figure out under what thread Imoldernu originally posted his opening post prior to it being moved to start a new thread.


I'm guessing the thread about terrorism?
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I've just spent a couple minutes trying to figure out under what thread Imoldernu originally posted his opening post prior to it being moved to start a new thread.


I'm guessing the thread about terrorism?
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I used to have quite a problem with hemorrhoids. Bleeding, swelling, etc. I used to sit quite a lot at work. Part of the nature of the job. I have since been retired for about 2 1/2 years and as the months have gone by, my hemorrhoid problems have slowly gone away, too. I am much more physically active now that I am retired and do not sit for long periods like I used to. I have also lost weight, also.

Bottom line...do not sit as much and be more active.
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I've just spent a couple minutes trying to figure out under what thread Imoldernu originally posted his opening post prior to it being moved to start a new thread.


I'm guessing the thread about terrorism?

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This subject always triggers the memory of a story a friend told me about being a hospital corpsman in the military. He was stationed at a base with a small 24 hour emergency clinic. On nights and weekends the clinic was staffed with two medical corpsmen, almost always men, with a doctor on call if needed.

He said in the wee hours one morning a pregnant young woman came in with a problem. Her husband was deployed, it was her first pregnancy and she was obviously very apprehensive. She told the two corpsmen on duty she needed to see a doctor. They asked her what was wrong, but she wouldn't tell them, saying she would only talk with a doctor.

The doctor on call was notorious for his unpleasant disposition, especially when called to come in to the clinic in the middle of the night simply because someone wanted to talk with a doctor. My friend explained to the young lady he could not call the doctor unless he knew what her medical problem was, but she still refused. She left in tears, saying she would be back in a few minutes. The two corpsmen were clueless as to what was going on.

She returned a few minutes later and, without saying a word, handed my friend a Polaroid snapshot, up close and in color, of her medical issue - hemorrhoids, of course.
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Poor thing!
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So very odd, I would think talking , or better still explanation written down on paper would be a lot less embarrassing than a Polaroid.
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