Homeopathy provides rapid relief for the pain and discomfort of hemorrhoids.
As always, the correct prescription is based on what is most unique about each
case. Each of the following cases was treated acutely.Hemorrhoids may need to
be be treated constitutionally if the condition persists or the acute flareups
Case 1: Beverly before labor
Beverly was eight months pregnant. Her hemorrhoids had begun to
flareup up at the beginning of her third trimester, two months before this
visit. "I feel like it's a tone problem. My anal tissue just doesn't seem like
it can support the weight of the baby. " She complained of pressure in the
rectum (2). She felt like the skin would pop (2). She experienced a sense of
fullness (3) and tightness (2). These sensations were much worse after a stool
(3) and after drinking coffee (2). One night she could not sleep because of a
twisting feeling (3) in the rectum. She was worried that the hemorrhoids would
become worse during the duration of her pregnancy and, especially, during
labor. On physical examination, two hemorrhoids about 1 cm in diameter were
visualized protruding from the rectum.
Case 2: Beverly after childbirth
Beverly returned to see us seven weeks later. Her labor had
lasted 29 hours, during which time she suffered from severe low back pain. She
now felt a twisting (2) feeling in the rectum most of the time. The dis-comfort
was temporarily relieved by cold applications (2). It was worse after a stool
(3), at which time it throbbed (3). Beverly experienced some relief from
elevating her legs. The pain was also worse from sitting down too long (2), at
which time the pain became griping (2) or clenching (2). This was a problem
because she needed to sit down much of the time to nurse her newborn son. There
was only slight bleeding (1) with the hemorrhoids. Examination reveal one pink,
swollen external hemorrhoid approximately 1.5 cm in diameter.
Case 3: Lois
Lois was a 45 year-old patient of ours of three years standing
at the time of her hemorrhoid flareup. She had moved out of state, so we
treated her hemorrhoids by phone consultation. Her hemorrhoids were terrible
(3). "It's like when I had the kids. They are big (3) and painful (3). They
burn (3). The pain can be needlelike (3). One is the size of a grape (3). I
feel them all the time (3). It's worse lately since my mother in law is
visiting and we're doing a lot of sitting. I can feel the pain travel up my
back (2)." She had started to take rutin and Vitamin C and had also tried witch
hazel and sitz baths, but nothing was helping. The tone of desperation in her
voice was clear.
Case 4: Bill
Bill was in bad shape after painting the deck outside his house.
He had squatted and stooped for two days in a row and ended up with a raging
case of hemorrhoids. He had experienced hemorrhoids periodically in the past,
but these were the worst. He felt a raw (3), sore (3), burning (3) pain in the
rectum all the time. It was even worse after a stool (4). Bill experienced
severe left sacroiliac pain (3) along with the hemorrhoids. The SI pain was
sharp (2) and worse when he rose from sitting (3). He felt the hemorrhoids
protruding (2). There was no bleeding. He could not come into the office, so
there was no physical examination.