Antibiotics and hemorrhoids

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634590_tn?1293777693 In January i was on some antibiotics and calcium supplements for my joint infection. It made me constipated which resulted bleeding with stool and sever pain. I tried herbal which was miracle. But again due to constipation and hard stool it came back again. Then i tried homeopathy which was also effective. But it came back again due to hard stool. My bowl routine is after 24 hrs in the morning. But i had never such a hard stool in start of bowl which is creating problem again and again.
Avatar_m_tn Welcome to the forum. Thanks for your question. Syphilis is not a likely cause of your anal symptoms, for several reasons. First, it is not likely to be transmitted by rimming. While that probably could occur in theory, most likely it is very rare. Second, condoms are highly effective in preventing penile-to-anal transmission.
Avatar_m_tn Hello, Anal fissure and hemorrhoids are the most common causes of anal pain and bleeding from the anus.Depending on their location,they can be internal(rectum) or external(near anus) hemorrhoids.Internal hemorrhoids are usually painless.It seems that you are having external hemorrhoids. Diagnosed by clinical examination,Per rectal examination and anoscopy. Get it evaluated from a surgeon to confirm the diagnosis.
Avatar_n_tn I think I will take Maryheathers advice and eat yogurt morning lunch and dinner LOL you never know I might lose some wait at the same time..........lol. Thankyou both for your help.
Avatar_m_tn Three years ago, I went to a specialist who gave me mega doses of antibiotics and I felt great for the first time in over twenty-five years! I am begining to think that I may have been misdiagnosed with IBS. While I was taking the antibiotics, I had no feelings of urgency or bloating, or diarrhea! I must mention that I also have hemorrhoids. Most of the time I have diarrhea instead of bowel movements. Am I right about my feelings of misdiagnosis?
Avatar_n_tn In fact, I have only ever had about 4 yeast infections in my life and they were all over 20 years ago. This is soooooooo aggravating and frustrating and painful and itchy and I really don't know what to do. I am taking Fluconazole (150mg) and I have a 1% Hydrocortisone Canestan cream...sound right? Thanks for any info and insight!
365250_tn?1246227054 I had this crazy pain a week ago, like glass when I have a bowel movement, constant pain, sensitive to touch, ect and was told my a doctor that is was an external hemmorrhoid...the kind that is a blood clot on the outside of the anal opening. I was told if the problem consisted surgery to remove it would be needed. The past few days I have been sitting in warm baths a couple times a day, using cream on the area, and taking pain medication.
Avatar_m_tn Do I have hemorrhoids and if not, what could I possibly have and how do I cure it? If it's determined I do have hemmoroids, what are actualy CURES , not treatments. ( I cannot find a single cure, just a bunch of treatments to relieve pain and itching.) ? If at all possible I want to avoid going to the doctor but will if it's deemed there aren't any other options.
Avatar_m_tn Your PCP too can help run basic tests like stool examination and STD swab tests for herpes and genital warts. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
Avatar_m_tn Hi and thanks for using the forum. You are doing the right thing based on your symptoms. The colonoscopy and endoscopy would be the next step based on your symptoms and the tests you have already done. I cannot really know (therefore I can't comment) on what the cause could be (as you note, there are many possibilities) but you are doing the right things to get a diagnosis. Good luck.
Avatar_f_tn She gave me some antibiotics and voila 2 days later the cramps and pain I had been experiencing were gone. The lower back pain has also gone now too. My doctor says most likely from lifting my mattress. My GP diagnosed me with iron deficiency anemia in mid August this year. She thinks due to heavier menstruation. And now (possible) hemorrhoids. I have had bowel issues most of my life my old GP from 16 years ago diagnosed me with IBS. I have alternating diarrhea and constipation.
Avatar_n_tn I've just had a Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy ( 1 1/2 days)and banding of Hemorrhoids. I was put onto antibiotics zinnat - and ive had a lot of bm's since this. i think i may be allergic to it or be having the side effects. the problem is that it is affecting the healing process, putting a lot of pressure in the area and making it more painful. Are there any suggestions about what to do or a different antibiotic i could be put on?
Avatar_f_tn My father has been on antibiotics for rather a long period of times (90 different types of antibiotics in about 2 months in succession for a flu that led both to sinus infections and laryngitis that didn't easily go away. He's now off antibiotics and feels generally OK except for bloating, heartburn and fresh bright blood in his stool :( Can that be serious considering the huge number of antibiotics he has taken?
Avatar_m_tn Itchy anus can also be due to undigested food like citrus fruits, grapes, certain spices, tomatoes, certain medicines like antibiotics and laxatives and certain drinks like beer, milk, tea, or coffee. IBS, Crohn’s and food intolerance should also be looked into. If you can identify any of these triggers, maybe it will help you. Anal fissures, hemorrhoids, threadworms can all cause anal itch. Itch can also be due to irritants like synthetic fiber, toiletries or fungal infection.
Avatar_m_tn Constipation makes a person strain when they go, and this will swell up the tissues there, and cause hemorrhoids. When a person takes antibiotics, it kills both the bad and "good" bacteria, thus the recommendation to consume probiotics by eating Activia yogurt or Acidophilus milk upon completion of the final round of antibiotics. Otherwise, the good bacteria that helps break down waste is gone, so you'll get constipation.
Avatar_m_tn Navel bleeding is normally from infection, and is easily treated with antibiotics. Call your GI doctor and make him aware of this new symptom, he may not want to do a colonoscopy with an infection brewing. Keep us posted on how you're doing.
Avatar_m_tn I took this antibiotic until 1/4/2011 (from 12/28/2010) and upon completion on 1/8/2011, while eating at Ryan's Steak House a few hours later I started to have diarrhea (about 9 times from 8 - 4am) w/chills for about two hours (I think...) Sunday and Monday it persisted and blood began to appear. Therefore, on Tuesday (1/11/2011) I went to the immediate care place and tested positive for blood in stool no external hemorrhoids, but they could not test for internal hemorrhoids (no anascope).
Avatar_m_tn Hi, Hemorrhoids or piles are varicosities or swelling and inflammation of veins in the rectum and anus. Hemorrhoids usually are not dangerous or life threatening. In most cases, hemorrhoidal symptoms will go away within a few days. The most common symptom of internal hemorrhoids is bright red blood covering the stool, on toilet paper, or in the toilet bowl. However, an internal hemorrhoid may protrude through the anus outside the body, becoming irritated and painful.
Avatar_f_tn Hello, These symptoms can be due to moisture(due to sweating or frequent washing), the abrasion caused by clothing, the pressure of sitting, chemical irritants like laundry soaps, colognes and scented toilet paper, certain food irritants, medicines like some antibiotics and laxatives, infections like STD’s and pinworms, anal abrasions and fissures and skin problems such as psoriasis, seborrhea and eczema. Sometimes hemorrhoids will start off as red rash and anal itching.
Avatar_m_tn Avoid sitting for prolonged durations and develop an exercise routine as these will take care of the hemorrhoids and the prostate problems. Most of your problems seem to be in the pelvic region, so strengthening your pelvic region through exercises such as brisk walking and kegel's exercises would help.
Avatar_m_tn Hello, It can be due to moisture(due to sweating or frequent washing), the abrasion caused by clothing,the pressure of sitting,chemical irritants like laundry soaps, colognes and scented toilet paper,certain food irritants,medicines like some antibiotics and laxatives, abrasions and fissures and skin problems such as psoriasis, seborrhea and eczema. Sometimes hemorrhoids will present with similar symptoms.
634590_tn?1293777693 My guess though, is that the antibiotics killed off all your good and bad bacteria, which allows things like yeast to run wild in your gut, which leads to constipation, which leads to hemorrhoids, which leads to blood in stool. Id really say to go see a dr. but in the mean time start taking a strong probiotic.
Avatar_m_tn I was given more IV and oral antibiotics. About a week out of hospital my anus became very itchy for weeks until finally it became swollen and very painful just inside the rectum and on anus. There was no pain on BM but swelling and pain an hour or so afterwards and this swelling continues for the rest of the day. Probiotics has helped the inside but the outside is still very aggravated. It is never normal but is much worse when sitting and walking, much better after sleeping.
Avatar_n_tn For the past week I've noticed mucus when wiping after a bowel movement. This does not happen every time. My diet has not changed and I try to eat the necessary foods. I drink water every day with an occasional soda or iced tea. I drink no alcohol, nor do I smoke or take illegal drugs. My bowel movements have been regular but the last week has increased to about 1 time per daywhich I don't find as irregular.
Avatar_n_tn First had more mucus, now more blood. I have had external hemorrhoids in the past but have not had a flare for a yr and half but have never experienced bleeding, only inflammation. I've read that bleeding hemorrhoids usually lasts a few days at a time, not wks. I've been taking Citrucel to help bulk up the stool, but I seem to either pass small balls or none at all.
476888_tn?1248632616 I went for a colonoscopy and the results were clean, they just found a few small hemorrhoids. But, sometimes my head feels weird and now it seems that i can't feel my heart beating in my chest. Appreciate any help?
Avatar_m_tn Hello, Itchy anus is also called pruritis ani and can be due to moisture (due to sweating or frequent washing), the abrasion caused by clothing, the pressure of sitting, chemical irritants like laundry soaps, colognes and scented toilet paper, certain food irritants, medicines like some antibiotics and laxatives, infections like STD’s and pinworms, anal abrasions and fissures and skin problems such as psoriasis, seborrhea and eczema.
Avatar_f_tn Itchy anus can be due to undigested food like citrus fruits, grapes, certain spices, tomatoes, certain medicines like antibiotics and laxatives and certain drinks like beer, milk, tea, or coffee. Anal fissures, hemorrhoids, threadworms and other worms can all cause anal itch. Itch can also be due to irritants like synthetic fiber, toiletries or fungal infection. If you can identify any of these triggers, maybe it will help you.
Avatar_f_tn C diff is a bacteria that can often invade your bowels after antibiotics and cause diarrheah and bloody stools . Most of the time it comes after antibiotic use but this is not always the case. The antibiotics wipe out the good bacteria which usually can keep this in check so the cdiff takes over. Thats why its a good idea to always take probiotics when you are on an antibiotics and never take antibiotics unless you are sure an infection is bacterial.