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rectal bleeding and dizziness

Posted by Wilma on August 21, 1999 at 08:51:23:

Dear Dr. Stoll,

I have been bleeding from the rectum quite a lot when I go to the bathroom. I have been to several doctors about this but they have said it is internal hemorrhoids. The problem is that I have really been bleeding too often, and I feel quite dizzy and weak after this happens. Could I be anemic? A firend told me to take iron and have B12 shots for these symptoms. What do you think?

Thank you,
Wilma



Re: rectal bleeding and dizziness (archive under anemia and hemorrhoids)

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 22, 1999 at 10:16:58:

In Reply to: rectal bleeding and dizziness posted by Wilma on August 21, 1999 at 08:51:23:

Hi, Wilma.

Your "dizzyness and weakness" is psychological and NOT related to blood loss other than many people have these symptoms at the very sight of blood---even when it is not their own!

Next, that is not to say that your chronic blood loss is not important, IT IS! Blood loss like this is insidious and can add up to quite a lot in the long run.

You need to get rid of the hemorrhoids! That is not so hard as you might think. In the meantime, you DO need to at least replace the iron you are losing.

Hemorrhoids are caused by habitual rectal muscle bracing and poor bowel habits (in that order). Look at the archives for interstitial cystitis and for prostatosis for the mechanisms for this process.

Look at the protocol on the FAQ about constipation to deal with the sheering forces that would keep this going----whether you have constipation or not.

You should stop bleeding within about 3 months of combining the SR with the MO and psyllium keeping your stools soft and easy to move. The docs who made your diagnosis should have told you all this stuff. Just making the diagnosis, and taking the money and running, is NOT being a physician--it is being a technician.

Let us know how you do and, if you still have questions after doing your homework above, write again.

See the glossry for any unfamiliar terms. THEN, as you get well, please share your experiences with the BB. Many others have your same problem and are getting the same sloppy service by the conventional medical monopoly. They deserve to know how to help themselves as well.

Walt



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