Bleeding external hemorrhoid - medical advice

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I am a 19 year old male that got my first serious hemorrhoid around a month ago, there was slight bleeding when using the toilet however apart from that with ointment and care the pain subsided.

However three days ago the pain returned as bad as it was last time, yesterday I began bleeding heavily (leaving one pair of underwear ruined) and subsequently I went to my local hospital who said I should see a consultant this morning.

I did that, and he was useless, however confirming it was an external hemorrhoid that had ruptured. I have been booked for a camera in 8 weeks time and his only advice was to change everything about my lifestyle (time to give up all indulgences yay).

It has not stopped bleeding, and even walking from my local supermarket left me having to wash my anus as well as changing my underwear again.

My question is, how long will it take for the bleeding to stop, and is there anything I can do to help stop the bleeding as in my current state I don't want to leave my bed let alone face the prospect of work. I live in the UK so luckily healthcare is free, however I am open to home remedies as well.

Thank you.

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    • Eat only you are hungry & Chew food with saliva (don’t rush), take your time.

    • Eat with lips closed

    • Do not talk, watch TV etc.,

    • Just focus on eating

    • Sit down on the floor or cross leg and eat.

    • No water 30 minutes before and after food (just a few teaspoon will do if needed)

    • Don’t over eat. Listen to body signals when to stop

    Follow above steps and see the diffrence in 3 days.

  • Posted

    Hello nape93 how are you ?did you see the consultant. Were you diagnosed with hemorrhoids? And what treatment you got?how's your health now?
  • Posted

    I initially started having hemorrhoids also at 19. And now at 46 they

    come more frequent. My dr said to start taking fiber pills or drink

    Metamusil. The idea getting more fiber in diet.

    I notice I can get bleeding even when its not hard to go. It happens

    even when the stool is s watery. Its still putting strain, gee does it start

    to burn.

    I have seen a gastroenterologist good start but then referreed

    to a colorecrimary care doctors cant help you.

    But the doctor that specifically treats hemorrhoids is a colorectal doctor/surgeon. He will examine and can inject a medicine that takes down the

    inflammation and will help. Surgery down the road is an option. But

    that is not something they will recommend probably at first.

    But I think your condition sounds pretty serious. Because the amount

    and time you are bleeding. That seems like too much.

    • Posted

      Oops I meant to type colorectal doctor/surgeon who treats them. A primary care doctor doesn't do anything.
  • Posted

    Hi Nape93 I sent you a response in more detail a few minutes ago. Also

    my colorectal dr told me to get a cream called Recticare Lotion. It has the strongest ingredient to treat hemorrhoids, and it works better than any other cream like Preparation H. It costs about $29 at Walgreens. But then again the other products cost almost up to to $20.

    But please see my earlier post with my experience and recommendations. I ope things get better for you.  Also soak in a warm bathtub at least twice a day. Takes down the pain and inflammation, makes your butt feel better.


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    Dude you really need to go to the doctor just to make sure you haven't lost too much blood at the least...I lost 6 pints of blood and had to have a transfusion because I collapsed in the bathroom almost having a go to the doctor..I have become severe anemic due to the may not think its a lot now but it adds up dude...good luck
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    I have bleeding internal and external hemorrhoid ever since I gave birth to my 12 year old. Dr said its serious condition. When it swell, I cannot sit and its like the size of my fist and it will hurt for 3 days before it starts to shrink. But after bowel, it returns and its a rigious cycle.

    I am still trying but recently tested out, I took green bean soup when it swell and the pain goes away and started to shrink down. By 2nd day, it is back to a very small size but never go away. For me, as long as no pain, no blood and remain small, it will not bother me. I dont want surgery and no medicine for me as I tried meds and cream...just waste time.

    So, what u need to do, is go into chinese grocery and buy green bean. Go home cook it with water until its soften. You can drink and eat it with brown sugar...or melt rock sugar. Thats it. I use pressure cooker and its fast. I drink it loyalty when it hurts. 2 big bowls the first day and it work like a charm. The costs of a small bag of green beans is around $1.4.

    Best of luck.


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