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Chronic Hemmorhoids?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by GTfan, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. GTfan

    GTfan Peer Supporter

    Alright so here's my story:

    This all started when I was 13-14 years old. I started seeing anal bleeding pretty intesively and I went to a specialist who said it was a fistula and gave me a light diagnosis of Crohns Disease awaiting the colonoscopy. I got the colonoscopy and the doctor reversed his diagnosis saying that it was only polyps.

    Maybe a year or two later I am getting anal pain and pressure, it hurts to sit down. I go back and he does another colonoscopy that comes back negative again. He says it's just hemmorhoids and gives me suppositories. The issue got a lot better, but to be honest it never really completely went away.

    When I was a kid I was too afraid to go back to the doctor because I didn't want to get bad news, now I'm 27 almost 30 so I'm starting to look back on this and thinking maybe I should do a follow-up.

    I have no anal pain at all anymore, but for the past ten years I have noticed that during a bowel movement, my anus swells. Further evidence can be seen by looking at my stool. It starts out normal size then starts to shrink.

    Over the years I have come to accept this as chronic hemmorhoids of some sort, but I rarely think about it since there aren't really any negative side effects (no anal pain). The only issue I have is that I get an anal fissure probably once every 1 to 2 years from a big bowel movement or hard stool. It feels like it's always in the same spot too, probably in scar tissue.

    Anyways, I'm thinking about seeing specialist for a checkup now that I'm almost 30. What are your thoughts? Maybe a TMS symptom?
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  2. Eric "Herbie" Watson

    Eric "Herbie" Watson Beloved Grand Eagle

    It will be tms if you keep focusing on your issue that's really not an issue. That's how tms works, gets you to focus on the body.
    Go live, be happy, meditate, let go of negative emotions, stop reacting to other people's thoughts and issues, learn to correct your own thoughts,stop beating yourself up, over and over.
    Be grateful and kind to life, others and yourself.
    Do all this, most of the time, the best you can and you will be just fine.
  3. EricFeelsThisWay

    EricFeelsThisWay Peer Supporter

    Hi @GTfan....so crazy that you posted this now because I haven't been to the forum in several months and I too have been suffering from chronic hemorrhoids for some time.
    I definitely DO believe hemorrhoids are a manifestation of TMS. If your mind is constricted, your sphincter will be too. If you have a hard time releasing things in your brain, your body isn't going to want to release anything either. If you are anal retentive, uptight, clenching...that can only cause other things to clench.
    You won't believe this, but I actually went in to one of my sessions with my TMS specialist and complained about how painful my current hemorrhoids were. I asked her if she thought they were caused by the TMS and she gave me an ambivalent response, but I'll be damned (and this is totally disgusting but true) if my hemorrhoid didn't pop over the course of the therapy session, and I was so relieved afterward!
    I have also noticed that if I'm backed up or feel like defecating is going to be a problem, I sit down and journal for 20-30 minutes, and oftentimes the bowel movement comes. I think releasing ourselves of mental pressure relieves pressure elsewhere, if you catch my drift...
    You're lucky that there is no pain currently.
    I've noticed that I clench unconsciously (or I guess now it's conscious) when I'm stressed. As if I don't want anything escaping. It's also my body's version of preparing for a fight. Just a thought...
    I've done research on the condition and "they" say hemorrhoids often affect Type A personalities: impatient, irritable, action-oriented, aggressive. Makes sense, because if you don't allow yourself enough time to just sit and relax and let nature take its course, you're bound to push, and pushing is the beginning of the end.
    I have a friend who eats pretty much whatever she wants, including a large amount of dairy and meat and alcohol, and she says that digestion is a state of mind. Sure, you can limit your intake of calcium or protein or switch to a fiber-high diet or take supplements like Metamucil, but ultimately, some of us have this problem and some don't. So it really raises the question of how much our mind and emotional states are really the culprit.
    And like @Eric "Herbie" Watson said, this is something that is SO easy to focus all our attention on, and to dwell on the problem, just waiting for something to go wrong again. But if you focus your attention on emotional matters ("Think psychological", as Sarno says), then I believe the problem will be well on its way to solving itself. So don't dwell on the symptoms.
  4. Thelauriebelle1

    Thelauriebelle1 Peer Supporter

    Can ya'll give an update on this info? Suffering from this now and need some insight!!
  5. EricFeelsThisWay

    EricFeelsThisWay Peer Supporter

    Mine went away. Relax, wait it out, don’t focus on it, make lifestyle changes if you need to, focus on your emotions and your personal issues rather than your physical symptoms.
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  6. DWA

    DWA Peer Supporter

    I've had GI issues top to bottom my whole life. Acid Reflux, constipation, diverticulitis (removed my lower colon surgically) and always hemorrhoids. I'm sure there are components to mind body syndrome and bouts of stress in life, but for me, the world changed when I came upon a GI doctor (my surgeon actually) that insisted I go on Metamucil daily. I thought it was for old people only (I was in my early 40's). I've been taking it daily for almost 10 years now and no more GI issues (no more hemorrhoids). It's cheap and easy fix and it works!
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