Patient Comments: Hemorrhoids - Causes


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Comment from: Lokelani, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 24

I have had internal and external hemorrhoid for over 10 years. I just had a colonoscopy done in October 2020. The doctor mentioned that my skin from anus to almost my private area is black in color. The doctor didn't say what the cause is.

Comment from: popeyethesailor, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: October 29

My hemorrhoids were caused by pushing too much when passing stools; using the bathroom while having a set of twins at the door, ‘daddy can I brush my teeth, daddy can I watch, or my favorite daddy, please!’

Comment from: Rusty, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: September 17

I have suffered with hemorrhoids for around 6 years now. I always bled a little with a little itchiness, but last 3 years they have been getting painful. I used to weight train which aggravated them further. I gave up the gym 2 years ago now. Problem is my doctor says I need to go private for surgery as they no longer treat piles on the NHS. I can't even walk far these days without suffering the following day. I lose loads of blood too. Sometimes looks like a massacre. I had camera at hospital.

Comment from: Rikus, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 09

I have had hemorrhoids for the past 27 years. It started with bleeding and back pain when I am stressed. The blood is bright red and lately I observe that the hemorrhoids do not recede after my bowel movements. I feel this constant discomfort in the lower left side of my abdomen and back. Now at 56 I am scared of surgery and possible complications. Mine are not that painful but at times I have difficulty sitting for even an hour. Any recommended therapy is welcome.

Comment from: Owen, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 22

Anal sex caused my hemorrhoids, also use of a variety of instruments in a farm like lifestyle.

Comment from: Gulshan, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 14

Today I had treatment for internal and external piles (hemorrhoids) that I’ve had for 12 years. The doctor gave me enema, injections and bandaged it after. They told me to continue for five days.

Comment from: Pat, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: November 06

You can try using deworming medication since worm infestation can also be inflammatory causing the same hemorrhoids symptoms. Upon this treatment, give it some weeks. If it was the cause for hemorrhoids, then it will subside and even completely disappear.

Comment from: David, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: February 10

I have been suffering with hemorrhoids for a very long time, but the bleeding aspect is minimized. I don’t know what to do to be free from this.

Comment from: Bob Louis, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 29

My anus seems to have a tear that won't go away. Even after 4 rectal surgeon appointments the only thing that helps with my hemorrhoids is a compounded topical cream. My diet is now 2 meals a day with salads and fruit along with 2 Dulcolax tablets every 2 hours, 5 times a day. Still, it seems I have extra scar tissue inside the lower anus. Always itching and pain and burning after all bowel movements. Seems to be going on 3 years with no healing.

Comment from: Dontworryboutit, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 24

My hemorrhoids were because of having to strain because my break at work is only 10 minutes, and I didn't want to get in trouble for being late.

Comment from: zzsmomma, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 23

Sitting too long on the toilet with diarrhea caused my latest hemorrhoid. I thought you could only get them from straining (constipation/child birth) but you can also get them from idling on the toilet. Your anus can get tiny tears from your cheeks pulling apart. Also I read that sitting on the toilet, cheeks spread, can reduce the blood flow to you anus. So if you have diarrhea get up after every wave to aide your blood flow. If you're constipated drink 1 liter of water (maybe a little more for males) in 10 to 15 minutes. It produces a bowel movement for me within an hour, unless I’ve been taking narcotic painkillers, in which case I’d invest in a stool softener if your doctor says it's okay. I am not attempting to give medical advice, that's what your primary care doctor is for. I am just sharing what has worked for me. Drinking 1 liter of water in 15 minutes almost always does the trick for me. Put a time limit on each attempt to pass stools when constipated, approximately 5 minutes on the toilet, then stand/walk around (to help blood flow again). Don't overexert yourself in an attempt to force anything out. Finally leave your phone, book or magazines in another room so you aren't tempted to stay on the toilet any longer than necessary. Though I've been guilty of prolonging my quiet bathroom time by reading on the toilet, it stops today!


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Comment from: Pfree, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: October 30

Though there are no specific causes known for having hemorrhoids, still they are connected with increased pressure in anal blood vessels. This pressure can cause the blood vessels in your anus to become swollen and inflamed. Many cases are thought to be caused by too much straining on the toilet as a result of prolonged constipation. This is often caused by a lack of fiber in a person's diet. Chronic (long-term) diarrhea can also make you more vulnerable to getting hemorrhoids.

Comment from: pratik, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: March 07

I felt a swelling on the left side of anus. Then it increased in size within 3 to 4 days and developed pain. The doctor examined it and declared external hemorrhoids. He gave me some anesthetic cream and asked me to add fiber in the diet. Then after 10 days the swelling was over so is the pain, but still after 10 months I have a small lump over the same place and my toilet paper has small blood mark after bowel moments. I don"t have constipation. I exercise a lot. I eat vegetables and fruit. I don"t know why my problem is still not over. I am ashamed of telling others.

Comment from: DirtyOne, 55-64 (Patient) Published: October 28

I have had hemorrhoids for years and never had any problems that lasted over a day until half way thought my prostate radiation, which gave me proctitis further inflaming them. It was a year last week when this started, everyone involved in the radiation treatments said for 10 months radiation had nothing to do with it.

Comment from: shelley, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 18

I’ve had symptoms of hemorrhoids for a few years. Whenever I went to the toilet, I’d get sharp pains in my bottom. In time, the pain eased and I had awareness of something there. Recently, I could feel a hard, jelly-like lump, but never noticed any bleeding. Also, I experienced aches in my vaginal area and a constant lower backache, which also goes up my spine and across my back. I’m about to go to the hospital for a colonoscopy. I’m so stressed that I can’t sleep and have been having lot of night sweats and pain all over, like tingling in my arms and legs. I’m aware that stress has left me with a boatload of symptoms.

Comment from: asdfgh, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: April 01

Since 6 days I am feeling pain in my lower anus. I think a small vein or something has been cut inside the anus resulting in which I am feeling continuous pain throughout the day. Whenever I sleep I don’t feel any pain. And when I sit on a chair I feel pain at my anus. I do not whether it is the symptom of hemorrhoid.


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