Hemorrhoids, What you don't know can kill you!

James Sirois By James Sirois, 29th May 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Hemorrhoids may be a symptom of a far more dangerous health issue such as colon cancer. Know how to treat them and when to call a doctor.

Hemorrhoids, a Real Pain in the Butt!

Although this is a subject I would not normally write about, I thought it necessary to put forth this information after a good friend of mine was diagnosed with colon cancer. I am happy to say that the surgery to remove the cancer went well and her prognosis for a full recovery is excellent. But what if she hadn’t gone to see her physician? What if she was too embarrassed to speak with her doctor about this medical issue? Sadly, I don’t think the outcome would have been the same. If you can relate to anything that I am writing about, lose your ego and get thyself to a doctor…immediately!

What are Hemorrhoids?

Did you know that half of all adults under the age of 50 have either experienced symptoms of or have had to seek treatment for hemorrhoids? While the mere mention of the word hemorrhoids may produce spontaneous giggles and jokes, to a person who is suffering from them it is not a laughing matter.

According to Mayoclinic.com; “Hemorrhoid’s, also called Piles, are swollen and inflamed veins in your anus and lower rectum.” There are two types of hemorrhoids; Internal, which are located inside the rectum and External, which are under the skin around the anus.

There are multiple causes of hemorrhoids such as; Straining during a bowel movement, Increased pressure on veins during pregnancy, and Constipation from a diet lacking in sufficient fiber. When hemorrhoids become inflamed, they may cause itching, burning, and bleeding, making them quite uncomfortable for a person to deal with. Most do not require surgery and can be treated with over the counter remedies and a change in diet and bowel habits.

Hemorrhoid Treatments

Hemorrhoids.org has put together a list of their top five over the counter treatments for hemorrhoids based on effectiveness, speed of results, success rates, and customer satisfaction. Their top five remedies are;
• Hemclear
• Avatrol
• Venapro
• Hem-Relief
• Hem-Relief
• Heel-BHI
In addition to using one of these products, you should also increase your consumption of fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains. It is also advised to drink plenty of fluids. If you do not experience relief after 7 days of home treatment, it may be time to call your doctor.

When to call your doctor about your Hemorrhoids

It is extremely urgent that you call your doctor if your home treatment for hemorrhoids does not work or if your symptoms become worse. Some symptoms of hemorrhoids are also the same symptoms as colon and rectal cancer and other conditions. If colon and rectal cancers are detected in their early stages, your chances of surviving are far greater than a late stage diagnosis.

Some common symptoms of hemorrhoids are;
• Painless bleeding during a bowel movement
• Itching or irritation in your anal region
• Pain or discomfort
• Swelling around your anus
• A lump near your anus, which may be sensitive or painful
• Leakage of feces
According to WebMD.com, It is advisable to call your doctor if;
• Rectal bleeding occurs that is not associated with trying to pass stools
• Stools are black or tarry
• Fever along with black stools
• Moderate rectal pain that lasts longer than one week after home treatments
• If rectal bleeding becomes heavy or changes color from bright red to dark red and stools from brown to maroon/black
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please do not hesitate to call your doctor, your life may depend upon it.

www.hemorrhoids.org/
www.mayoclinic.com › ... › Hemorrhoids
www.webmd.com/a-to-z.../understanding-hemorrhoids-treatment-medref‎

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I am an avid writer and just recently published my first book.I enjoy writing about family issues, spirituality, health and the paranormal. I am a Shamballa(Reiki)MDH Practitioner level1&2

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author avatar Mariah
29th May 2013 (#)

glad your friend has recovered Jim.
Mariah

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author avatar James Sirois
29th May 2013 (#)

Thanks Mariah, she is doing great and I am thankful!

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author avatar Songbird B
29th May 2013 (#)

Good advice Jim, and certainly worth bringing to attention..Thank you for explaining this in a clear and well written article my friend. It just might save someone's life.. \0/x

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author avatar James Sirois
30th May 2013 (#)

Thanks B, If I could save even one persons life, I've done what I intended to accomplish. Hopefully it will be more than one.

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author avatar philpalm
2nd Jun 2013 (#)

James, NYTimes did an article on colonoscopy:http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/02/health/colonoscopies-explain-why-us-leads-the-world-in-health-expenditures.html?_r=0
And the health care charges are making a lot of money for the medical field.

Vitamin K is supposed to be good for hemorrhoids or you can eat buckwheat that has a lot of that vitamin.

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author avatar James Sirois
3rd Jun 2013 (#)

Thanks for the vitamin K advice, I feel that the colonoscopie issue is a double edge sword. damned if you do...damned if you don't,..Saved if you do.....Die if you don't Hmmmmm? That's a tough one!

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author avatar Sergiu
25th Oct 2013 (#)

Oh, I number myself among those who have problems with hemorrhoids, but nevertheless it's a medical problem, while it is also shameful. I decided not to go to the doctor, but instead I began to understand how I can remove this problem. After I thoroughly documented I figured what could help me, and soon I found a product on the market for a long time that I did not know. I immediately ordered what I could not postpone dealing with the problem because burning. In a few days I realized that's what you seek, the problem has improved, and over time began to disappear. No dealer, just a person who has had problems with hemorrhoids and had to tell my experience to help other people who have this problem and do not know what to do. I bought at the address below and I recommend this product because it is very good:

http://mhlnk.com/E8463D49

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author avatar SergantAJ1241
23rd Nov 2013 (#)

Bleeding Hemorrhoids Could kill you if you don't treat them right

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author avatar Kutesa Jonathan
23rd Aug 2017 (#)

Thanks for the advise.
Honestly as I write am suffering from hemorrhoids, though personally I haves which has swollen, but what hurts me is that this is the second time it's affecting me, it affected me in 2015 and I though it was African chams(juju), but wen I try to figure out , I really conclude that the major cause of hemorrhoid is diet, am talking out of experience, and the major food wc cause it is potatoes, eating them constantly with little fluids.
kutesabgh@gmail.com

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