This is really embarrassing so please bear with me.
I have had a big bump (the size of a bean) on my butthole for a great while now. When I go poo, it hurts really bad because my poo is kind of big and it irritates the bump. It's hard to wipe myself because of how much it hurts. Also, it started out as a small thing. I do not think it could be any type of herpes since I have never had sex. Sometimes when I go to the bathroom, it even bleeds a little. If anyone knows what this might be, or how I could get rid of it, please help.
I hate to be so personal since my name is one this, but after having vaginal births twice, I have had my fair share of what I call them now as "roids". Believe me they are painful, annoying and embarrassing all at once.
ImFakingHotPink answered Tuesday February 26 2008, 1:58 am: This sounds a lot like hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids isn't a decease or sickness, don't worry. It's just like blisters which cluster inside or around your hole. They sell hemorrhoid cream just about everywhere. I suggest you try some, see if it goes away. A popular hem. cream is Preparation H. [ ImFakingHotPink's advice column | Ask ImFakingHotPink A Question ]
Peeps answered Tuesday February 26 2008, 1:57 am: It really sounds like a hemorrhoid to me but I'm not a doctor.
A hemorrhoid is like a very irritated bit of vein from your rectum. It can be very painful and can be caused by many things (pregnancy, heavy lifting, constipation). Roughly, 50% of Americans will suffer from having a hemorrhoid in their lifetime.
Up your fiber intake. You can buy products such as Benefiber, Metamucil, and ColonPure (from GNC) to help you get more fiber if you're not getting enough from fruits, vegetables, and grains.
Do NOT take laxatives for this though as diarrhea can upset the hemorrhoid further.
Make sure to drink your 8 glasses of water a day to keep hydrated.
Do not push as hard when you go to the bathroom. Pushing hard from constipation and lack of fiber is one of the main causes.
Try not to "hold it in" any longer than absolutely necessary. Go when your body says to.
Soak in a tub of warm water for about 10 - 15 minutes each day.
Many websites have suggested wiping after you poo with flushable wipes. There are many different kinds like the Kleenex Cottonelle, Charmin Fresh Mates, and Equate brand from Wal-Mart. These websites say it helps to keep the area clean and soothes it a bit.
Here is a little more information about hemorrhoids and it also has some tips to help relieve the pain in the meantime:
There are creams (such as Preparation H) and wipes you can buy for such a thing but personally I'd go see a doctor before doing anything like that just for confirmation. Most hemorrhoids go away in a few days so it's probably best you get checked out by a professional. [ Peeps's advice column | Ask Peeps A Question ]
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