posted on Dec, 9 2009 @ 06:03 PM
Originally posted by halfoldman
Since I was a youngster I noticed blood running from my anus. Yes, ANUS. We all have them, like nipples, ears and toes.
Last year I felt like somebody had shoved a breadknife up my rectum, and I had to go for an operation. Since then I'm managing, but dropped loo paper
for Muslim-style washing, and I try to eat raw veg. Yet, every few months the pain still comes back.
I was told there is no real general explanation or cure. Many people get it after taking opioid pain-killers that cause constipation. (The doctors
creating a problem to keep the money rolling in?)
Then, I also heard it was related to anxiety/panic-attack prone personalities.
Well, can anyone sympathise with unsatisfactory treatment, explanations and causes?
(see also the crucial but limited: www.boardsailor.com...)
You must make sure it stays sewn up.
Being HIV positive you can't afford to have an open wound there.
You need the rectum checked as this can happen from constipation stretching it so the stools push into a "siding" (think train lines)
Further pushing only weakens the rectal wall further and the faeces hardens into a boulder. When you do finally get it out it causes tearing.
So you might needs some internal repair work too.
With any bowel problem you need to eat as little meat or empty calories as you can be content with, and bulk up your diet with fruit, veges and
home-made porridge. Take at least a teaspoon of vitamin C each day to reduce infection, speed healing and keep the stools soft. Oranges are
particularly good as they are high in fibre and potassium, and potassium keeps the bowel working. A shortage of potassium slows the peristaltic action
and causes constipation.
After passing stools it may be an idea to check inside the rectum with a finger to make sure it's empty. If it does not empty completely get yourself
set up so you can give yourself a small enema of boiled water and a little salt, hold it 5 minutes, and that will help the rectum to empty properly.
(A nail-brush is essential.)
I reckon 45% of the misery in the developed countries is caused by bowel problems and 45% by loneliness.
Good luck with your problems. A comfy bum makes the rest almost bearable.