Colitis Community
Colitis, hemorrhoids
About This Community:

Colitis is swelling (inflammation) of the large intestine, which is also known as the colon. This community is a place to find others who share your interest in colitis. The purpose of the community is to share support and information with colitis patients and their loved ones. Topics in the community include: causes, clinical trials, complications, family issues, living with colitis, prognosis, research, surgery, treatments

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Colitis, hemorrhoids

Hi, I'm a 42 YOA female.  After a colonoscopy, I was diagnosed with microscopic colitis and gastritis, approximately 15 months ago.I was given a treatment plan that included probiotics, Metamucil and vitamins.  I have not seen any improvement.  I was also tested for celiac disease, and other gastrointestinal disorders.  I have 2 children and were blessed with hemorrhoids after their births.  For the last 3 weeks I have been experiencing the most extreme flare with the hemorrhoids!  I'm also currently experiencing the diarrhea end of the forever oscillation between constipation and diarrhea.  With this I have had the most EXTREME pain and itching.  Also, I have some sort of "moisture" that occurs.  To describe, it's almost like when you have an abrasion and there is a clear, serum-like discharge....that is what this resembles.  I have tried EVERY OTC hemorrhoid cream, ointment, pad, wipe, suppository, powder, etc.  I have tried meds for yeast infections.  I have used prescription hydrocortisone cream.  I am at my wits end with this!  I am so uncomfortable!  Any advice would be so very appreciated.
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
1340994_tn?1374197577
Sometimes coffee has to be eliminated, or at least try a low-acid one.  The leaking does occur when hemorrhoids are acting up sometimes.  Use a panty liner positioned farther back and also you can stuff a cotton ball in the crack to catch fluid.  Remove them rather than flushing them.  Neem soap may help the skin recover from this.  Use antifungal cream if the skin gets thick and dark from staying moist, but apply it to freshly cleansed and dry skin.  Pat to dry rather than rough wiping of the irritated skin.  Try Sitz baths.  Avoid sitting for long if possible.  
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I was diagnosed with microscopic colitis in December. I have the Lymphocytic form.

My G.I. Doc prescribed 3, 3 mg. capsules of Budesonide (generic Entocort) daily, for 6 weeks.

I didn't experience any relief from the constant diarrhea.

After 6 weeks, he reduced the Budesonide to 2, 3 mg. capsules, a day, and added 3, 1.2 gm. Lialda tablets a day.

I am just beginning to have semi-formed stools.

I've eliminated coffee, all dairy, because with microscopic colitis, we can't handle the casein in dairy products. Oh, and all refined sugar. (:

Mayo Clinic recommends a low fat/low fiber diet.

My G.I. Doc said my colitis is chronic, and therefore, it will take a very long time to put it into remission.

I also have hemmorhoids. They were irritated and bleeding from the diarrhea, but once I began to have semi-formed stools, they calmed down.

Please talk to your doctor about medications that treat microscopic colitis.

And request a prescription hemmorhoid cream.

Sheila

Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Colitis Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Digestive Answerers
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
oxer
los angeles, CA