Hemorrhoids flare up...any connection to peerimenopause

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Sorry if this is TMI, but I've got myself scared to death as usual. About 5 days ago I noticed a little blood when I wiped, that went on for the next couple days. I had no pain whatsoever,  but have been having very loose stools for about a week before this..think maybe it's the magnesium I've started taking. I've been treating it with Preperation H and there hasn't been any blood since, but it feels like I have to make a BM even when I just went. This is sort of embarassing, but wondered if anyone else had dealt with this.

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    Instead of taking magnesium in a tablet form, try using skin lotion infused with magnesium.  Then, the magnesium will be absorbed by your body slowly through the skin.  

    I can't take magnesium in a tablet or combined with other substances in a supplement, because it will give me diarrhea.  

    If the blood is red, it likely was caused by your hemorrhoids being irritated by the frequent bowel movements.  But, if it continues, go see your doctor. xx

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    Magnesium gave me bad diarrhea. Years ago, they sent me for a colonoscopy due to the rectal blood I experienced. Now I realize it was peri menopause causing THAT AND the gall bladder issues as well. All of my tests/scans were normal.
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    That’s happened to me and it comes and goes so try not to worry too much . You may be nervous or stressed which causes more BM . 

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    Yes as an afterthought magnesium gave me bad stomach ache .... not sure why we need to take it apart from helping sleep ? Is it good for meno  symptoms ? 
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    Oh my gosh, yes! I've been having the same problem. But with me there is definitely pain and itching/burning. I suffer from chronic constipation so I get the hemorrhoids every now and then. I just had a flare up which started last week. It is very uncomfortable and upsetting because the anxiety starts to kick in as what else could be going on. It's amazing the things shifting hormones can cause.

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      Mine are internal...I think they itch and are a bit painful when they are external. These hormone shifts can really make you feel crazy!! I go from one symptom to another. I'm trying to look at things as a new normal and just roll with it, but it's hard when you face another new symptom to get over!

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      So true. In fact, after all the smoke clears and the dust settles from these crazy hormones, we won't feel like our actual normal is normal. When we go back to feeling like our old selves, that will seem abnormal to us.

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