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Old 01-08-11, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Mayonnaise View Post
you never see ads for Viagra in bicycle magazines. Smile
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Old 01-08-11, 03:31 PM
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Mayonnaise, I hope you get better, quickly.

In all honesty, when I saw the title of this thread, I thought it was about Pcad
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Old 01-08-11, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Mayonnaise View Post
I think much of the issue I'm having is the negative stigma attached with the affliction. Hey, I'm this cool bike racer with a collection of sweet bikes and I race pretty good sometimes, how can I have a hemorrhoid?

I think fat ladies eating double stuff oreos watching reality television get hemorrhoids, the ones that need to use the scooters at the grocery store. Those are the ones that should have the problem, not me.

It's taken me a week or so to accept it and deal with it.

There's probably a life lesson mixed in here somewhere. The lessons you start learning when you're invited to a 50+ forum. Deal with your aging body.

Like a fellow 50+ likes to tell me, golf is dangerous; you never see ads for Viagra in bicycle magazines. Smile
Yeah, afflictions have little to do with fitness, age, living right, or often even general health. I hope you get past this one soon.
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Old 01-09-11, 12:08 AM
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Nothing here to help in what you have now, but it's worth looking at your posture on the toilet. Sitting forward and with your heels lifted up appears to be a better way to do it. In fact, put a thick book under your feet to help get the right posture. There is some medical thought that the traditional way of squatting is best of all. It opens up the passage from the large colon to the anus so the movement is unimpeded.

Rehydration is another issue for bike riders. I find on randonnees that if my rehydration is not adequate, and my intake of things such as energy and granola bars has an influence on how my rear end feels. I know that on one 1200, my efforts were like trying to pass big bars of concrete, and the horroids were next on the scene.

I've never sought medical intervention, and the few I have had have disappeared within a fortnight.

So ultimately, my recommendation for prevention is to ensure you remain adequately rehydrated, and take in even more if you are eating dry energy foods.

Footnote: My ex father-in-law had horroids some years ago and had the injections. These are fraught with danger as he found out -- the doctor missed the target and my FIL ended up quite ill with a serious infection.

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Old 01-09-11, 08:40 AM
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Hemorrhoids- related to bike racers

Originally Posted by Mayonnaise View Post
I think much of the issue I'm having is the negative stigma attached with the affliction. Hey, I'm this cool bike racer with a collection of sweet bikes and I race pretty good sometimes, how can I have a hemorrhoid?

I think fat ladies eating double stuff oreos watching reality television get hemorrhoids, the ones that need to use the scooters at the grocery store. Those are the ones that should have the problem, not me.

It's taken me a week or so to accept it and deal with it.

There's probably a life lesson mixed in here somewhere. The lessons you start learning when you're invited to a 50+ forum. Deal with your aging body.

Like a fellow 50+ likes to tell me, golf is dangerous; you never see ads for Viagra in bicycle magazines. Smile

Being in a rush, and pushing "to go" too fast, can cause a blowout in your rear-end.

Heck, I got one when I was teenage HS gymnast.
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Old 01-09-11, 09:51 AM
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You've had plenty of sympathetic, informed and experienced advice, and I wish you a quick and effective outcome

So there's no point at all in my mentioning my undergraduate friends 35 years ago advising newspapers on the floor, nail clippers and cocaine when I returned to the flat from Berlin after 2 cold nights on a motorcycle?

No, no point at all. Excuse me.
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Old 01-26-11, 10:30 AM
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Turns out it's not a hemorrhoid at all but some kind of surplus exposed tissue (can't remember his exact words). Doctor says it's minor but he wants to go in and see what might be causing it and since I'm 50 this year...

Colonoscopy.

The nurse walked me through the process of drinking of the special liquid and subsequent evacuation the night before....she was pleasant but nerdy, not really telling me how bad it was only that I should be at home.

Seems like it might be one of those things that sounds worse than it turns out to be. Anyone got first hand knowledge?
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Old 01-26-11, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Mayonnaise View Post
Colonoscopy.
Ah, now we're talking!

Yeah, c-scopes seem to be "bark is worser than the bite" events; pick your mix of choice, and follow directions... The only words of wisdom I have are have someone drive you home (required anyway), and maybe don't go immediately for a meal right after because you might feel like hurling after a few bites, but YMMV. Good luck, and have fun!
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Old 01-26-11, 11:21 AM
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The Prep is much worse than the c-scope. Enjoy the nap!
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Old 01-26-11, 01:02 PM
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The day before, I was on Jell-o and liquid (only), drank 5 oz of magnesium citrate at 9 a.m. and then again 5 oz at 3 p.m. In terms of aggravation, it was no worse than many a "bug" I've contracted over the years. I got a good night's sleep and was done by 9 a.m. the following morning. I don't remember much of that morning other than some mild discomfort from the distension (read: inflation :-) that's a part of the procedure. Once that ... escaped ... I was fine again. And hungry!
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Old 01-26-11, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Mayonnaise View Post
Turns out it's not a hemorrhoid at all but some kind of surplus exposed tissue (can't remember his exact words). ?
Was it PROLAPSED?
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Old 01-26-11, 08:06 PM
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Infrared coagulation. Try it, you will like it...in contrast to the other methodologies.
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Old 01-26-11, 09:07 PM
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I recently had a colonoscopy and yes the prep was the worst. I did enjoy the pineapple jello! In fact I left the hospital about 10 am and walked five miles after lunch. They found internal roids which they did nothing about. I was hoping they would do something with them because they can make a mess that I will leave to your imagination.
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Old 01-26-11, 10:01 PM
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Not worse then a flu bug? EXCUSE ME? That cleansing process was far worse then any flu or even food poisoning I've ever had!! But hay, it needs to be done so you have to man up and just do it.

I'm surprised AIRBRAKE that they did nothing for your internal hemis. That was my problem and the reason they went in was to make sure that was all it was. So when they got done scoping they went back in and took care of a couple very large hemis (the doc called mine the hemis of the month!) with rubber bands. I haven't had a problem since. I do take Walmart brand Equate of the national brand Fibercon pills and have been doing so since the procedure. I tried the various fiber drinks but they were all nasty.
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Old 01-26-11, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
Not worse then a flu bug? EXCUSE ME? That cleansing process was far worse then any flu or even food poisoning I've ever had!!
Not to dwell on it unecessarily, but it wasn't that bad. My doc said I could do it the easy way ("use" the entire day before) or the quick way (the overnight human volcano method). I took the easy way upon his recommendation. I had to remind myself that I wasn't 'simply sick'. Not being able to eat for an entire day was actually worse than anything else, IMO. By bedtime I was done and got a good night's sleep.
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Old 01-27-11, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by lphilpot View Post
Not to dwell on it unecessarily, but it wasn't that bad. My doc said I could do it the easy way ("use" the entire day before) or the quick way (the overnight human volcano method). I took the easy way upon his recommendation. I had to remind myself that I wasn't 'simply sick'. Not being able to eat for an entire day was actually worse than anything else, IMO. By bedtime I was done and got a good night's sleep.
Please, lets dwell on this subject, there's nothing finer in life then talking about hemis! No wait, that's the 426 hemi I'm thinking of. Never the less, my sawbones didn't offer me the overnight volcano method, in fact had this procedure done twice and never had or knew of the volcano. So I spend the whole day prior setting on the head and then came close to upchucking several times. Weird, I guess all my flues and food poisoning must have been mild since I thought the cleansing was worse.
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Old 01-27-11, 11:10 PM
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I know someone who came in on a cross-country flight, arriving home at 8 pm and was ready for the procedure first thing next morning (he didn't sleep a wink that night). I had zero nausea, personally, but maybe I was just lucky. Hopefully it will be (and I quote), "seven to ten years" before I have to find out again.
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Old 01-28-11, 10:11 AM
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I hope I'm not the only one that finds the "hot flame" icon on this Hemorrhoid thread amusing.
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Old 01-30-11, 09:35 AM
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I've always wondered why they weren't called assteroids...
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I've always wondered why they weren't called assteroids...
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Old 01-30-11, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by jagraham View Post
I've always wondered why they weren't called assteroids...
LOL, but hemis are more manly sounding.
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