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Need urgent help ... oppinion for my condition ...

I am 30 years old. I have had minor hemoroids for a couple of years now (rectal tissue inflamation after BM). Sometimes I have experienced some rectal bleeding, very very small amounts on the tissue (usually assiciated with a hard bowel movement). Always cleaned that area after every BM since I was a child. I have noticed for a couple of years, intermittent mucous discharge. I assume that I started developing some intollerence for certain foods. Usually milk and spicy foods give me abdominal pain (so I try to stay away). Also, if I eat past 8-9 pm at night I get abdominal pain (even though I go to sleep around 1 am). For the longest time I forced myself to have a BM every morning before I go to work. This was unfortunately associated every day with abdominal pain. I decided to try something different and just go whenever I need to (every 2 days now). My stool (obviously) has increased in quantity and is much harder. For about 2 weeks, I have been getting intermittent rectal bleeding, fair amount that usually stops within 2-4 minutes of BM. After some research, I am inclined to think fissure in the anal tissue (bright red and found the bleeding spot is on outside of anal orifice; also very sensitive to touching which means that the skin is cut). I have researched a lot so that when I go to my doctor I will be able to understand what he tells me. I also want a second oppinion. Do I need to have an endoscopy done ? Should I be worried ? What does it sound like to you ? I would appreciate the help. Also, how do I stop the fissure spot from bleeding ? Thank you for helping me.
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Sorry to hear of your problem. I've been there too. Sounds to me like you need to eat lots of vegetable and whole grain fibre, drink lots of fluids so it will be easy to have a BM without stressing the fissure, or straining abdomenal muscles.  Soaking in warm water after a BM also helps heal the anal area. You should have it checked out be a dr. who can presribe ointments that will help heal. Applying Vit E oil is also beneficial.
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In addition to what Bluemopsie recommended, try drinking a tbsp. of olive oil in the morning and evening along with Metamusil. It really helps in keeping the stool soft and keeps the gallbladder clean as well.
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I agree with the good advice of the others. I also recommend a milk-free diet for a while (or, at least try using some lactAse enzymes, such as "Lactaid", if you feel that must eat some milk products).

And very importantly--try using some PROBIOTICS (beneficial bacteria) such as ACIDOPHILUS &/or BIFIDUS. These good edible bacteria can help to normalize your large intestine, which gets rid of constipation (usually).

If you want to try some milk-free probiotics (from a good health food store), try Ethical Nutrients milk-free Bifidus infantum, in a powdered form that you mix with water (follow label directions).

Do get checked by a good Gastro doc, in case something more serious is going on.

I'll post some GASTRIC REFLUX TIPS, because these happen to also help with constipation, etc.

Good luck to you.

Sincerely, Concerned lady.
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Some GASTRIC REFLUX TIPS (without acid blockers):

Please check with your doctor, first, before trying these tips to be sure they are safe, in your particular situation.

GER=Gastro-Esophageal Reflux. (Gastro=stomach. Esophagus=food tube.)

LPR= Laryngeal-Pharyngeal Reflux. (Larynx=voice box, containing the 2 vocal cords. Pharynx=throat, above the larynx. The larynx is above the trachea/windpipe.)

Reflux=acidic or alkaline stomach material that backs up into the esophagus (food tube), causing any of these problems (at least): VCD/Vocal Cord Dysfunction/Laryngospasm attacks, cough, voice problems, asthma, globus (feeling of lump in throat), constant need to clear throat, much extra throat mucus, worsening of sinus condition, sore throat, laryngitis, voice problems, pre-cancerous conditions of throat &/or esophagus, etc.

SOME GER/LPR CONTROL THINGS WE DO, that we learned from the excellent book: STOMACH AILMENTS AND DIGESTIVE DISTURBANCES, by Michael T. Murray, N.D. See page 9, References, in my website: http://cantbreathesuspectvcd.com   and, also see GER/LPR info on page 5, and on LINKS page.

PLEASE READ THIS GREAT BOOK. It may possibly be bought on-line, from Michael T. Murray
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Thank you all for your advice. I did go to my doctor and I am using some ProctoFoam to heal the outside tissue. The bleeding stopped in a couple of days and it started healing. I went through a basic rectal examination and concluded that I should just change my habits and my diet for a start. More fiber. I'll keep posting as I get new results. Thanks again.

JustAGuy
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Ok, this is an easy one.  First off, it would be a flex sig or colonoscope to inspect your intestine.  First you need to regulate your bowel movements.  Fibercon has less gas and bloating associated with it.  Avoid dairy products but eat yogurt.  I wouldn't use olive oil, I'd use 1-2 tsp of mineral oil w/ each meal.  By forcing your bowel movements you are causing excessive rectal pressure which will cause you years of problems.  You should be scoped if your problem persists, you have a family history of colon cancer, you have unexpected weight loss, or experience fever/chills/nite sweats......hope this helpss
KJK
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Besides increasing your fiber, make sure to drink plenty of fluids with it!!! that way to don't get backed up from all the extra fiber...

bethany
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