Hemorrhoids, who else suffers?

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021 at 23:07 Quote
Okay I have searched and nobody ever mentions hemorrhoids. So I will go first. Mine are internal. Missed riding in Prescott  last year because of a flare up. Madder

Why am I telling a bunch of strangers this? If you are passionate about riding I hope you never suffer from them. Keeps one from riding. Frown

Mid June this year it happened again. Decided to see a real DR and put this behind for good. Doc said you need a colorectal surgeon. Surgeon does a  banding on two 'rhoids. After 16 days 100% relief! Jumped on my bike and took a 30 minute easy ride- green & blue trails. Might have come back to that too soon. Whip

Anyway, at my 6 wk follow up I told the doc things had gotten better then got worse. He banded two more. This time no relief. Cry

Fortunately, mine aren't bleeding or anything like that. Feels like an insect bite. It's hard for me drive my car 30 minutes to work. Been taking ibuprofen & trying sitz bath 2-3 times a day.

Reaching out to my fellow riders looking for advice. Worried i'll need surgery for them. Heard it is nothing but horrendous pain for months. Very confused

Thanks for letting me vent. Really Mad

Posted: Feb 1, 2021 at 5:49 Quote
My sympathies! If your hemorrhoids are internal-are you manually reducing them? This alone will significantly relieve the pain.

Posted: Feb 15, 2021 at 12:08 Quote
So I've had this problem too. Had banding done, that's not fun hey!
There's some stuff in Australia, soov-it cream, its the only cream that actually worked for me.
Also Ive recently lost a fair bit of weight and my problems have gone away. Highly doubtful that its coincidental, I've had this issue for about 10 years, and now all the sudden its gone the same time as the weight loss.
I wasnt really overweight either, just carrying some extra, so that's something to have a think about too.

Good luck

Posted: Jul 14, 2021 at 21:48 Quote
Have you tried "Witch Hazel?" I don't know if it'll help your situation or not, but it does work on external ones. Available at most typical drug stores and comes in a bottle sort of like rubbing alcohol.

Also, if you're not pooping "soft serve" daily, and more than once a day, consider taking a good quality magnesium, and a lot of it, daily. You'll know when you've taken more than your body needs, because you'll be on the verge of diarrhea vs just soft serve. We're all deficient in magnesium, for all sorts of reason, and one thing it leads too is various levels of constipation, having to force, not pooping daily, etc. And that'll wreck things pretty nicely. You can learn more if you're interested, by visiting Dr. Carolyn Dean's website. She's the world renown specialist in Magnesium and related health issues/benefits.

Posted: Aug 10, 2021 at 2:47 Quote
Hemorrhoids develop when veins in or around the anus swell and bulge. The area around the anus is the lowest part of the pulmonary system that moves blood from the liver to the heart so gravity promotes blood pooling and vein dilation. Hemorrhoids usually occur with constipation as a result of muscle pressure on the intestines. Riding a bicycle does not increase the risk of hemorrhoids. Healthy and physically active people are less prone to hemorrhoids. Exercise increases muscle tone and increases blood flow, delivery of nutrients and oxygen, which reduces inflammation and strengthens rectal veins. Exacerbation of hemorrhoids and uncomfortable sitting can cause discomfort when riding a bicycle. With the right saddle the cyclist should sit on the sciatic bones. These two bones are biologically designed to press directly away from the anus and the genital nerve that runs between them to the external genitals. When sitting on the bikе it is essential that the pressure be on the sciatic bones and not on the fatty deposits the pudendal nerve or the anus that lie between them. Of course, if the hemorrhoids are large or inflamed it is possible to experience pain even when sitting in a normal chair so a bicycle saddle can also cause discomfort.

Posted: Nov 18, 2021 at 18:17 Quote
What I'm about to write sounds seriously hippy dippy and I am usually always into the scientific method but what follows is what works for me.

About 30 years ago when I was 20 and suffering yet again from a small hemorrhoid, someone told me that hemorrhoids are caused by bottling up your emotions. And at the time I thought, as the Canadians would say, 'Yeah, right.' He told me the solution was to release the frustrations towards that person, punch them or yell at them. Neither is my way so I dealt with the person in a more responsible, respectful way. Hemorrhoids went within a few days.

Over the next decade when hemorrhoids reappeared, I would reflect back on his suggestion and he was right; it was always after, say, a month of being highly frustrated with a girlfriend or that super annoying work colleague/boss - the kind of times when you really want to yell at that person and vent your frustration but you can't, because it is going to cause you trouble - so you remain quiet and bottle up that frustration.

This may sound crazy, but if hemorrhoids are caused by internal pressure, and you are psychologically and physically wound up, then it kinda makes sense to me. I got them regularly from 20-30 (life = girlfriends and being the shit kicker at work), but from 30-50 (life = great marriage and more self confidence/power at work) I've had them very little. When hemorrhoids start to appear, I first identify who it is causing me frustration and either deal with them or change my attitude towards them - gone in 3-4 days every time. Note that I've been racing and training hard since age 20, so there's been no real change in my physiology e.g. no weight loss.

The mind and the body are strange things.

Posted: Nov 19, 2021 at 0:09 Quote
iamamodel wrote:
What I'm about to write sounds seriously hippy dippy and I am usually always into the scientific method but what follows is what works for me.

About 30 years ago when I was 20 and suffering yet again from a small hemorrhoid, someone told me that hemorrhoids are caused by bottling up your emotions. And at the time I thought, as the Canadians would say, 'Yeah, right.' He told me the solution was to release the frustrations towards that person, punch them or yell at them. Neither is my way so I dealt with the person in a more responsible, respectful way. Hemorrhoids went within a few days.

Over the next decade when hemorrhoids reappeared, I would reflect back on his suggestion and he was right; it was always after, say, a month of being highly frustrated with a girlfriend or that super annoying work colleague/boss - the kind of times when you really want to yell at that person and vent your frustration but you can't, because it is going to cause you trouble - so you remain quiet and bottle up that frustration.

This may sound crazy, but if hemorrhoids are caused by internal pressure, and you are psychologically and physically wound up, then it kinda makes sense to me. I got them regularly from 20-30 (life = girlfriends and being the shit kicker at work), but from 30-50 (life = great marriage and more self confidence/power at work) I've had them very little. When hemorrhoids start to appear, I first identify who it is causing me frustration and either deal with them or change my attitude towards them - gone in 3-4 days every time. Note that I've been racing and training hard since age 20, so there's been no real change in my physiology e.g. no weight loss.

The mind and the body are strange things.

I am no proctologist, vascular specialist, or GI doc, I do work in the medical field, I am very western science. What you said certainly makes sense to me. We all know that our thoughts and feelings effect or physical body. Stressed people have higher blood pressure, when you get angry your muscles tense, think about food enough and you get hungry and have a tummy rumble. I can certainly envision a scenario where for some people when they are stressed/prolonged anger they create unusual amounts of abdominal pressure, plus vascular changes due to stress, and that is not counting if you are drinking or eating worse than usual.

Side note if the flag next to your username is correct it should be haemorrhoids not hemorrhoids, Wink That way you look even more scientific/fancy

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