What is a UC’er to do?
And we’re talking about hemorrhoids.
Below is an email that one of the site’s followers sent this past week, and they requested input or ideas from the rest of us (meaning you:).
Here it is:
Hey, Adam. I’ve a question for you and your readers having to do with ‘roids. No. Not the steroid therapies everyone with UC has encountered. The other kind of ‘roids everyone with Ulcerative Colitis has encountered. Hemorrhoids. Aaahck! I made it to 46 years old without them only to have the hateful things develop with UC, diagnosed in Nov 2014.
Do we just live with them, expecting more will soon follow?
Do we have them removed, knowing more will likely follow?
How do we deal with these hateful, nasty things?
Thanks a ton! Craptasticly Inclined
So, what are your thoughts?
Thank you to the person who submitted the story & questions.
Wishing you all a nice weekend,
Keeping up the spirit of some online documentation/studies from the medical world…here are some related studies:
- Hemorrhoids and anal fissures in inflammatory bowel disease.
- Is haemorrhoidectomy in inflammatory bowel disease harmful? An old dogma re-examined.
- CONCLUSION from the above article…:There is great variation in the incidence of complications reported after haemorrhoidectomy or removal of skin tags in patients with IBD and it is not possible to draw a firm conclusion. Nevertheless the incidence of complications is high in patients with CD.
ALSO!!!! and totally unrelated, but I like posting these types of emails I get…check this nice message out:
Dear Adam, I have U.C. after a debilitating flare up of the U.C. I began taking vitamin E with small meals. I went from bedridden to on my feet doing well within 5 days of taking the vitamin E. I started with 2 400 mg.vitamin E gels. Normal B.M’s within 7 days. just thought I would let you know. I have read that’ they’ are researching this.
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