Patient Comments: Hemorrhoids - Causes

What caused your hemorrhoids?

Comment from: pratik, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: March 07

I felt a swelling on the left side of anus. Then it increased in size within 3 to 4 days and developed pain. The doctor examined it and declared external hemorrhoids. He gave me some anesthetic cream and asked me to add fiber in the diet. Then after 10 days the swelling was over so is the pain, but still after 10 months I have a small lump over the same place and my toilet paper has small blood mark after bowel moments. I don"t have constipation. I exercise a lot. I eat vegetables and fruit. I don"t know why my problem is still not over. I am ashamed of telling others.

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Comment from: DirtyOne, 55-64 (Patient) Published: October 28

I have had hemorrhoids for years and never had any problems that lasted over a day until half way thought my prostate radiation, which gave me proctitis further inflaming them. It was a year last week when this started, everyone involved in the radiation treatments said for 10 months radiation had nothing to do with it.

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Comment from: shelley, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 18

I've had symptoms of hemorrhoids for a few years. Whenever I went to the toilet, I'd get sharp pains in my bottom. In time, the pain eased and I had awareness of something there. Recently, I could feel a hard, jelly-like lump, but never noticed any bleeding. Also, I experienced aches in my vaginal area and a constant lower backache, which also goes up my spine and across my back. I'm about to go to the hospital for a colonoscopy. I'm so stressed that I can't sleep and have been having lot of night sweats and pain all over, like tingling in my arms and legs. I'm aware that stress has left me with a boatload of symptoms.

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