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Posted by auntlou on December 12, 2002 at 04:12:27:

I am going crazy over this problem! I know I have roids & went to my family doctor about them. She just brushed me off by handing me some cream for them. I have blood & severe pain whenever I defacate. It doesn't matter if it is hard or soft, it feels like razor blades up my butt! My brother had colon cancer & I had a colon exam five years ago. My doctor has never given me a rectal exam. What I want to know is, how much blood can you lose before it becomes a problem & why does my doctor not seem concerned about this? This has been going on for over three months!



Re: rectal problem

Posted by Sitting Pretty on December 12, 2002 at 06:44:49:

In Reply to: rectal problem posted by auntlou on December 12, 2002 at 04:12:27:

Probably because doctors can't make any money off your ass. LOL

All jokes aside, doctors don't make money off of hemaroids


What are hemorrhoids? -

Hemorrhoids or varicose veins of the anus and rectum are enlarged bulging blood vessels located inside or outside the anus.

Internal hemorrhoids occur inside the rectum below the anus lining. If the hemorrhoids are ruptured which usually happens from bowel movements, bleeding will occur.

External hemorrhoids develop near the anus, they are covered by a thin layer of skin. Bleeding can occur if the hemorrhoids are ruptured. There is no known cause although it is considered that diet is a factor.

There are other conditions such as anal fissures which are often incorrectly associated with hemorrhoids. Bleeding could be as a result of these conditions and treatment should be specific to that condition.

More than half the worlds population will develop hemorrhoids mainly after the age of 30. Pregnant women due to the pressure exerted have a predisposition to develop hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoids is a common condition and yet many of us do not know the correct spelling of the word. Here are a few variations - hemorroids, hemmoroids, hemroids, hemeroids, hemmroids, hemmeroids, hemoroids, hemmoroids, hemrroids, hemorroides.

You will know that you have hemorrhoids either from itching in the anal area, a protruding lump, bleeding during a bowel movement or localized pain.





Sounds to me like you have more than hemm's..msg

Posted by Rachel on December 12, 2002 at 08:12:41:

In Reply to: rectal problem posted by auntlou on December 12, 2002 at 04:12:27:

that type of pain is common with hemm's but also with anal fissures which are a tear in the lining of your colon. I had them last year and they were recurrent every few months and VERY painful, like pooping knives. I had blood in my stool as well. For both, the reason we get them is from hard stools and/or pushing too hard. Up your fiber intake like citrusel (which tastes good too) every day and do this consistently until your stools pass easily. The only way to cure hemm's or fissures is to make sure not to re agitate them. I literally would be almost healed and one hard stool would re-open my fissure and the whole healing process had to begin all over again. It ended up in my case that I had to have surgery and thank God months later I am free of both.
Good luck!
R

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Re: rectal problem

Posted by johny on December 12, 2002 at 08:13:23:

In Reply to: Re: rectal problem posted by Sitting Pretty on December 12, 2002 at 06:44:49:

Your doctor seems reluctant to carry out the examination on your rectrum which is failing in his duty to you. Answer my friend:Seek another GP that will carry out the normal medical treatments that is expected from any GP any where in the world.



I would, except I'm not the one with the problem nmi

Posted by Sitting Pretty on December 12, 2002 at 08:37:53:

In Reply to: Re: rectal problem posted by johny on December 12, 2002 at 08:13:23:



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Re: rectal problem

Posted by
EML on December 12, 2002 at 18:31:27:

In Reply to: rectal problem posted by auntlou on December 12, 2002 at 04:12:27:

I would bypass general practicioners (aka family doctors) and see a board-certified colorectal surgeon. That's their specialty.

My c/r surgeon recommended using baby wipes instead of Tucks for hemmorhoids, as the witch hazel in Tucks can be irritating. You shouldn't be expected to go around with this interrupting your life.

Try to get it taken care of properly. People will find that family docs and specialists have different takes on subjects. Also, I was advised by the surgeon not to use the Proctosol for the hemmies that a former family doc prescribed. Don't really know why, but the cream didn't do much anyway.

Hope this points you in the right direction.

Take care,

Fellow hemmie sufferer

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Re: rectal problem

Posted by
Kim on December 13, 2002 at 07:35:00:

In Reply to: rectal problem posted by auntlou on December 12, 2002 at 04:12:27:

I found when I had colon/rectal problems -- I too had
problems with Dr's - The Dr's who I had problems with
were the one's who basically could not help me.
Instead of trying to really help me - I found myself in a
much worse off position with my health.

Two of these Dr's were Colon Rectal Specialists - My
pain did not cease - my health did not improve - it got
worse. I kept trying to find the right Dr for me.

I found him - He to me saved my lntestines and my life.

He is a Colon Rectal Surgeon. I know for a fact, that If I
had stayed with my first Surgeon - I would probably be
wearing a bag on my side for the rest of my life.

Dr. McKendrick - not only was truly dedicated to my
health but he was dedicated to My Welfare.

I have had 10 rectal surguries in the last 10 years - and
am happy to say that I am not missing any parts, am
incident free and very very grateful to have found Him.

If you feel your Dr is not treating you properly - If you feel
that your not in the right place - Walk on - and find
another Dr.

A Colon Rectal Surgeon


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Re: rectal problem (Archive in monopoly.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on December 14, 2002 at 08:06:55:

In Reply to: rectal problem posted by auntlou on December 12, 2002 at 04:12:27:

Hi, AuntLou.

What kind of doctor doesn't know how to do a rectal exam???

Sounds like you have fissures (a consequence of continued hemorrhoids). Have you seen the hemorrhoid archives (to finally get rid of them when this is over)?

If your doc doesn't DO rectals (That is like a house cleaner who "doesn't do windows".), you need to at least change docs. For now have a proctoscopic exam (which any competent Family Practitioner should routinely do in his office) & let us know what you learn.

Walt

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