Hemorrhoids: Questions and Answers

March 15, 2009

Here are a few questions that I have responded to recently – you may find them useful…

Question 1:
Hi,

I’m 30 weeks pregnant and have just began to notice that I’m getting some hemorrhoids. I drink a lot of water and am careful with what I eat but I still have them. My husband and I are really tight on money because we are saving up for your baby and we are moving into a new apartment in a couple of weeks time.

What could I use to get rid of them without having to go out and buy pricey creams?

Kelly Campbell, 34, Leeds, UK

Reply 1
Hi Kelly,

You are at the exact time when so many women get hemorrhoids. As far as cheap solutions go – I would recommend a natural hemorrhoid cure because you can use these from your own home and they are not expensive like creams etc.

If you decide that natural home hemorrhoid cures are right for you, you have a couple of high quality options to consider. The first is a product called H Miracle that is actually a guide to curing hemorrhoids using a range of food, herbs and spices that you can buy from most supermarkets. The second option is a homeopathic hemorrhoid cure called Venapro. Venapro and H Miracle both work to strengthen underlying weaknesses that originally caused your hemorrhoids and both provide rapid pain relief.

Venapro is a bit more expensive than H Miracle so perhaps in your case H Miracle will be a better solution. Last time I checked, H Miracle cost around US$35.

Click Here to visit the H Miracle website

Click Here to visit the Venapro website

A couple of things that you can do right now to help relieve the pain caused by your hemorrhoids are:

1. Apply a small amount of vinegar to the hemorrhoid. This will help relieve any itching and bring down the swelling.

2. Minimize pain and swelling by applying Aloe Vera gel to the hemorrhoid.

These two tips won’t totally cure hemorrhoids in most cases but they may make them much more bearable!

Check out the links above to find out more about the affordable home hemorrhoid cures I recommended.

Hope this helps,

Heather-Jane

Questions 2:
Hi,

When trying to pass stool, there is straining and a feeling of discomfort – I’m really struggling to pass my stools. Lately I’ve been noticing small amounts of blood on the toilet paper after wiping and yesterday I saw some blood in the toilet after passing a stool. Also the stool is pellet like and contains mucus. I used to have hemorrhoids about 4 months ago but they seemed to clear up after I used creams for about 4 months…Do you think its possible that my hemorrhoid has returned?

P.S – I’m 23 years old.

Stacey Maddox, New Jersey, USA

Reply 2:
Hey Stacey,

This could definitely be a hemorrhoid. In general, the most common hemorrhoid symptoms are blood on the stool, blood in the toilet bowl, pain when sitting down or moving around, itching, mucus emissions, and a feeling of being unable to finish passing the stool during bowel movement. You definitely quality for a few of these common symptoms so I’d say it’s pretty likely that you’ve had a relapse, most likely because you stopped using the creams. This is actually a very common situation for people who use hemorrhoid creams because almost all creams are work to hide the symptoms of hemorrhoids, they don’t do a lot for strengthening the weaknesses that caused the problem in the first place.

What I suggest you do is increase the amount of fiber in your diet (eat more fruits, veges etc), increase the amount of water your drinking – aim for 8 glasses per day, and get about 20 minutes of light exercise (walking is fine) 4 days per week if possible.

Taking this action should definitely help relieve your hemorrhoids and may even cure them entirely. If this fails, I suggest trying a natural hemorrhoid cure, a couple are reviewed here: http://www.hemorrhoid-cures.com/home-hemorrhoid-cures.php

Let me know how you get on,

Good luck,

Heather-Jane

Question 3:
Hey,

I have a small hemorrhoid and it isn’t too painful, just itchy. I just worked out that it was a hemorrhoid today so I’ve taken the following precautions – I don’t wipe (I rinse in the shower afterwards), plan to eat more fiber, and am avoiding sitting down for long periods of time.

Will it take more than a week or 2 to clear up? And am I doing everything right? Is there anything else I can do?

Janet Wilkins, Truckee, California, USA

Reply 3:
Hey Janet, you’re doing everything right – good for you!

Regarding how long hemorrhoids can last – I know people who have suffered for over 2 years before finally curing them, others have found that they come and go a lot, and some people who actively work to cure them hemorrhoids can rid them totally in under a week.

Just one tip that I thought might be useful, as an alternative to having a shower after passing a stool, you might find it easier to simply wet some toilet paper or preferably tissues and gently use these to clean the area. It’s definitely a lot more comfortable doing this than using toilet paper and more convenient (at times) than having a shower.

Regarding if there’s anything additional that you can do, I would recommend you get some light exercise 4 times a week if possible (a 20 minute walk is fine). This will help maintain your metabolism in good shape.

If you want to try a hemorrhoid cure, I recommend you consider something natural – these are almost always cheaper option and they are readily accepted by your body which means you won’t have any harmful side-effects.

You can read more about different forms of natural hemorrhoid cures at http://www.hemorrhoid-cures.com/home-hemorrhoid-cures.php

Good Luck – hope this helps!

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