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I'd like to know if anyone has found hemorrhoids to make their symptoms worse, or even to be the cause? I started as ibs-c. My ibs first became a real problem when I started getting hemorrhoids , both external and internal. I was told to change my diet (add fiber), and also under went an infrared laser treatment on the internal hems. At first it seemed this was a success, but soon the symptoms returned and got worse. I started having multiple bowel movements a day and passing a ton of mucous, along with a lot of pain. My first GI specialist said that the hems could be causing the other symptoms. The hemorrhoids had returned, but he was against any surgery to remove the hems, and said there wasn't anything he could do. My current specialist began treating it from another angle and has perscribed every ibs med (I'm cuurrently trying lotronex) and nothing has helped. I'm now wondering if the first doctor was correct. Has anyone found hemoroids to be the cause of their ibs?Brian[This message has been edited by BKRitter (edited 06-28-2000).]
 
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The thing about it is that IBS realy is not a accurate pinpoint diagnosis. Usually it refers to irritable bowel. What causes the bowel to become irritated? Its differnt for everyone. Certainly I think hemroids can cause the bowel to become irritated because you are not able to evacuate properly with hemroids and their is usually strainig wich can cause pain and iritability of the colon. If this is your case, you may find that clearing up the problem of hemroids may releive the IBS. I hope so. For some it seems there are no problems per say, but they suffer because no problem is able to be detected and thus the pain continues. good luck------------------shayHerbalist
 

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My GI told me that everyone had hemmroids and that they are there naturally to keep you continent. Remove the hemmroids and you will be at risk for incontinence. Hemmroids are usually only removed once they get bad enough that they are interfering with your anus's ability to operate. A good medication for hemms is HC creams they keep things for becoming inflamed. You will also need a good stool softener, Colace is safe for long term use. If you have really bad constipation and this does not seem to work, then you could try antispasmotics like Modulan.
 
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