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  1. #1
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    Very Personal but how can one ride on a spin cycle or bicycle when . . .

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    one has severe hemorrhoids?

    What are the best OTC medicines?

    My health insurance is lousy.
    kajero
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    Mayo Clinic says...

    http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-c...t/txc-20249211

    Though a warm sitz bath and applying ice seem contradictory. I do know someone who did the sitz bath thing when she developed hemorrhoids during pregnancy. On the other hand if sitting on a bike saddle is an issue, that implies inflammation which I would treat with an ice pack, I think.

    Not mentioned on the Mayo Clinic page, but I think my friend also used a stool softener to prevent further irritation.

    I hope they subside soon.

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    I've no helpful advice beyond what NY Biker said, but I hope you feel better soon!

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    Check out the Selle SMP:

    http://www.albabici.com/selle/selle-smp-mp.htm

    They are fitted differently, so check out the saddle fit threads to best judge.

    Try these links:

    http://www.stevehoggbikefitting.com/...ll-about-smps/

    Quote Originally Posted by Muirenn View Post
    Or maybe a Specialized Romin or Oura.

    For meds, Preparation H does help.
    Last edited by Muirenn; 12-29-2016 at 07:03 AM.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

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    I remember using Tucks pads after childbirth too. An old BF did a ton of sitz baths but still ended up having to have his lanced - ugh
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  6. #6
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    There are two kinds -- external and internal. One is reportedly easy to remove -- I think the external kind. The other kind not as easy and can be painful, from what I'm told.

    Hopefully the OTC treatments are helping...

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
    - Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver Trek 2000 road bike
    - Two awesome and worn out Juliana saddles

  7. #7
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    My PCP would not do anything about them! Said they were not serious enough. A call to USCF Olympic training camp and a chat with MD there got me a referral to a surgeon at Mass General, who, after I sighed heavily about how painful they become, especially after a long road race, He agreed to surgery. The procedure was called a "partial internal sphincterotomy!" No problems after that!
    Good luck!
    Robin

 

 

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