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Apple Cider Vinegar   71  6   

Posted by Matt (Tallahassee, Fl) on 12/06/2009

[YEA]  Treating hemorrhoids using Apple Cider Vinegar absolutely worked for me. Used a small piece of cotton cloth, put a cap full of ACV on the cloth and then placed it on the hemorrhoid. After doing so, I laid down in the fetal position on my left side on my bed (so as to try to relax my muscles in that area). After about 20 minutes I noticed a tremendous difference. The pain had subsided and the hemorrhoid actually started going back in! It's a miracle that it worked so good in such a short period of time. I'm going to continue to apply for the next couple days. Thanks again Earth Clinic and everyone who contributes! You guys are really make a difference!

Replied by Matt
Tallahassee, Fl
12/08/2009
[YEA]   Alright, update! Pain/swelling has definitely continued to go down. Also, just wanted to say that I don't think it matters how you lay down! Just apply the ACV and try to relax as much as possible. After recovery try to eat a healthy diet, including fiber and organic foods - that will keep the stool soft and reduce the need to strain because of constipation =)!
Replied by Jan
Brooklyn, Ny
12/13/2009
[YEA]   I just tried the apple cider vinegar. Although it stings at first, after 1 minute of application, I feel amazingly relieved. It's working so far...
Replied by Cindy
West Palm Beach, Florida
12/30/2009
[YEA]   I was considering making a doctor's appointment for my hemorrhoids, which had been very uncomfortable for several months. Before making that call, I decided to check the internet for a natural remedy. I am grateful I found this site and tried apple cider vinegar. That was 4 days ago. The pain and itching are gone and the hemorrhoids have decreased 50% in size.

Suggestion - If the apple cider vinegar stings, try applying an ice compress to the area for about 5 minutes before the apple cider vinegar. This numbs the area, helps with swelling and takes away the sting.

Replied by Richard
Canandaigua, Ny
01/22/2010
[YEA]   Apple cider vinegar absolutely worked, I usually take a bath in hottest water I could stand then dry and use ACV twice a day.Thanks everyone for sharing your remedies!
Replied by Clela
Columbia, Tn
01/30/2010
Actually tried ACV after being reminded that it was generally healthy for you. After the 1st day I realized that my hemorrhoids were better. I mean that I was taking 2 tbs with water in the morning and before bed and added 2 tbs to large bottle of water and sipping during the day by mouth. Haven't tried applying directly. They were markedly better with just drinking the ACV. I am sure more good things are happening but this one really surprised me. I should have realized just how much my body was craving it when it tasted so good.
Replied by C
Waterford, Mi
05/09/2010
[YEA]   I have had constipation, hemorrhoids, all kinds of nasty digestion issues since I had my appendix removed over 15 yrs ago. I've tried everything and I mean everything.. Here's what I've discovered in my research (thanks EarthClinic) Rutin and Vitamin B6: this is needed if you have weak vascular walls.. I tried this and have little success because weak veins wasn't my issue. My issue was my stool, was so hard and large due to too much fiber/water and not enough good bacteria in my colon.. so even though I knew this I couldn't fix it until I tried ACV Coconut Oil, but let me say this ACV didn't work by itself.

In fact, It wasn't until I used Ted's Remedy which increases the PH to alkaline levels that I had true success and I mean wow! I took 8oz of water mixed in 1/4 tsp of baking soda, and 2 tablespoons of ACV and took 1 teaspoon of Coconut oil.. and I fell asleep..

Now just to explain to you the situation I was in.. I had just went and I was hurting bad.. I couldn't move but barely hobble and still had some feces that was like clay and couldn't come out.. it really sucked.

But, after I woke up I ate some food and a couple hours later I had to go to the bathroom.. and when I went oh man it was amazing.. it was soft and virtually struggle free.. I prayed that the Lord show me an answer and He did!

I'm going to keep taking this to cleanse me out.. also a lot of you should read the book, Fiber Menace it explains the effects of fiber on the colon.. you need to repopulate your bacteria, get rid of the bad, strengthen your veins, and take ACV Coconut Oil it really works.

Chris

Replied by Gabrielle
Brighton, Ontario, Canada
05/09/2010
Go to a chinese herbal store and buy "Fargelin for Piles" it works very well and is very inexpensive

EC: Here are some google images of Fargelin from various manufacturers for those interested...

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
05/10/2010
Just a warning about Chinese herbal shops. I have no idea about the quality in the US but in Britain some people have had serious health problems after buying herbs in these stores. A lady had to have a kidney transplant. I used their medicine (Cordyceps) for my allergies and they worked wonderfully but now I am afraid to go back. I am only saying this so that you check well what you are taking.
Replied by Mike
Miami, Fl
04/25/2011
[NAY]   NEED HELP!! I have spent the last three days dutifully (possibly naively) applying the ACV treatment. It has made my hemorrhoid much worse than it began. It has never even hurt until now. I understnad this may not work for everybody, but I have not read a single review yet that made ACV sound like anything other than a miracle. What am I doing wrong?

Once a day, I soak a small wad of TP in ACV, place it on the hemorrhoid, and let it sit there for 15-20 minutes. It begins to sting after the first minute or so, and the sting worsens all the way until the end. It is then painful to the touch, and swollen, and noticeable the rest of the day.

I have been ingesting vinegar as well for a few days, with no side effects, so I don't think I'm allergic. This seems like such an incredible and widespread solution, and yet if I judged by my experience alone I would say it's the worst possible thing to do for your hemorrhoids. The opposite of a cure.Any other "miracle" solutions out there? Please help.

Replied by Liz
Boston, Ma
04/26/2011
Goodness! I would never use ACV for a hemorrhoid - especially topically, because of its acidity.

I suffered through many a 'roid' until I discovered Witch Hazel and sitz baths. You can buy both the sitz and the Witch Hazel at any of the big pharmacy stores.

Fill the sitz bath with warm water (good and warm, but not hot) then pour about a cup of Witch Hazel into it and soak for 15-20 min's several times a day. You will notice relief almost instantly, and the more often you soak - the quicker the healing.

For relief in between sitz baths, take a cotton ball and soak it well with the Witch Hazel, and tuck it where the hemorrhoid is. You can change the cotton ball several times per day. Or, you can buy the more expensive, but equally effective 'Tucks' moistened pads, but since they're moistened with Witch Hazel, I always just used the cotton ball w/ straight Witch Hazel.

Hang in there. This method will work! It's never done me wrong. These days, whenever I feel even a *hint* of anything going on down there, I do a sitz bath and it ends there - it heals it right up and it never turns into a hemorrhoid.

Feel better.

Replied by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
04/27/2011
Hi Mike, you sound like me when having the same problem and remarking that "the fellow who wrote ring of fire must have had a bad case of hemorrhoids".

For immediate relief, may I suggest an ice pack to the hemorrhoids. After you get relieved, google potassium iodide, scroll through the references until you come up to the Tahoma Clinic reference and click on it. Dr. Jonathan Wright does an excellent 6 page article on the wonders of SSKI (saturated solution of potassium iodide). His recommendation for hemorrhoids is 20 drops of SSKI in 1 ounce of flaxseed oil (I just used my EV olive oil I cook with). Mix this in small container and when you are ready to go to sleep, apply a cotton ball soaked in the mixture to the hemorrhoids & leave it there until morning. Works wonderfully.

For those who have not read his article, you should print out this article to keep for future reference. Amazing what this SSKI (or Lugol's solution is nearly the same) can do from removing cysts, liquifying cholesterol in our arteries so we can excrete them from our bodies, ridding us of bladder infections, killing many pathogens, thinning the mucus in our heads and lungs so we can keep our respiratory tracts open. Another source mentions one that Dr. Wright didn't and his advice was to take 2 drops of Lugol's solution in glass of unchlorinated water daily to keep our stomach secreting hydrochloric acid to digest our foods.

Replied by Dsjacobscat
Taylor, Mi
11/25/2011
Regarding Chinese herbal shops selling Fargelin: I just had a HORRIBLE experience with the Fargelin I ordered from one. Nothing but bad side effects - ringing in my ears; pains in my head; shrinkage of my genitals (temporary, I suspect). I'm probably lucky I didn't kill myself. No idea what the long-term effects might be. Desperation to get rid of hemorrhoids fast made me make horribly stupid decisions to not quit taking these at the first sign of trouble. I say BEWARE. If we had a firm in the west making something similar, I'd try it in a heartbeat.

Posted by Gina (Bangor, Maine) on 10/19/2009

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  I used a solution of 1/2 ACV and 1/2 water to wash my hemorrhoid after going to the bathroom. It worked to reduce swelling within 3 trips to the bathroom. I decided ... some was good, more would be better. I put solution on a cotton ball and left there all night-MISTAKE! It burned the sensitive skin so bad the skin sloughed off causing immense pain. Please remember, MORE IS NOT BETTER!

Replied by Rjni
Portland, Or
06/28/2010
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]   Thanks for the side effect note, I too thought more is better and soaked a cotton ball and let it sit there most of the night, next thing I know the muscle that was swollen is back inside but the skin has peeled, I was horrified after seeing that, thanks for your insight, I feel better knowing that it was the AVC that caused it

Posted by Carla (Omaha, Ne) on 10/02/2009

[YEA]  OMG! acv worked. i was so skeptical cause i tried everything for my hemrroids. prepation h, tucks pads, hydrocortizone cream and suppository they relived the pain but did not shrink them. used a cotton ball soaked in acv twice and it has gone done.. it did sting a tad but not at all like i thought it would. i can sit at my computer and on the toliet to pee without them throbbing or hurting. have not took a poop yet so wish me luck!! thanks for this great website.

Replied by Amy
Yucaipa, California
09/18/2012
Hi my name is aimee. im 22 years old and ive been having alot of pain. i need help. everytime i go to the bathroom i have the worst pain to the point where i start crying. im not constipated though. i can have diarreah and still feel very bad pain inclusivly everytime i go to the bathroom. i bleed alot about 2 cups of blood. i was worried it was cancer or something but recently saw some hemorroids and im in soo much pain. please someone help me. im not only scared to go to the bathroom because of the pain but of all the blood i see. its as if i were on my period but coming from behind help!!!!!
Replied by Pj
Sarasota, Fl, United States
09/18/2012
Amy, oddly enough, I posted the following message last night. Please try this, and also see a doctor if it continues. I hope this helps you. I am amazed at the results.

"I have been having trouble with bleeding hemorrhoids for the past two years, with increasing frequency and pain. I have tried everything from steroid cream from the doctor, to drugstore cream, coconut oil, probiotics, etc. Then I realized that orange juice and other fruit juices, vinegar, fish oil pills and other vitamins were all making it worse. I have stopped most of them for months, and it helped a bit but not enough. On a hunch, I started drinking one cup of herbal Peppermint tea (tea bags bought at the supermarket) each night for the past 2 weeks and I haven't had any bleeding since and I have no more pain. I am now starting to slowly add some of the things that I have eliminated from my diet and have not had any problems.

I did find on the internet that Peppermint tea is good for hemorrhoids, but they said you need to be careful if you have acid reflux or blood pressure problems. Some sites said it could lower your blood pressure, others said it could raise it. I haven't found any difference but I don't have blood pressure problems. I am hopeful that the tea has healed my hemorrhoids for good and that the tea continues to help. I also hope this helps others with their problem, because I know how painful this can be. Make sure you get Peppermint tea bags and NOT Peppermint oil which will cause more irritation. It is certainly worth a try."

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
09/18/2012
Amy, get to a doctor to diagnose you.
Replied by Ed2010
Oakville, Canada
09/18/2012
This is to Amy from Yucaipa, It is a common belief that constipation will cause hemorrhoids at one point of life.

But, even Diarrhea or severe urge to go for bowel movement can cause hemorrhoids. It happens like this, when you get severe urge it increases the pressure in the blood vessels in and around rectum thereby causing it to swell and eventually become piles or hemorrhoids or Fissure.

For immediate treatment, apply mustard oil in the anus and swelled regions after going for a bowel movement. Then Buy Rutin capsules and take it according to the recommended dosage. Rutin capsules will reduce the swelling of veins and can heal the piles.

To reduce the pressure of the rectum, use a japanese toilet or indian squat toilet or at the least raise your feet using a 6 - 12 inch stool for both your legs.

It is a better practice to clean with water after a bowel movement, so it will minimize your infection and promotes personal hygiene.

hope this helps.

Replied by Slim2483
West Sacramento, Ca, Usa
09/20/2012
I had them once, took b-6 for two days, gone. 2 pills 100mg each. Total 4 pills.

Posted by Mehru (Portland, Or) on 09/05/2009

[YEA]  I did get a pretty painful hemorrhoid again and read here that apple cider vinegar applied on a cottonball helps. I kind of doubted it but tried it out and it calmed it down immediately. The swelling and the pain is gone after the first application!

Replied by Jake
New York
02/27/2012
[YEA]   I've suffered from hemorroids for over a year now. I have found that making ice cubes with apple cider vinger and water and placing them in the anus have helped greatly in the past week. They are still present but slowly feel like they are going away. I've all so been taking diosmin/hesperidin supplement which also seems to help.
Replied by Amy
Hamiltion, Canada
03/02/2012
Ice cubes work great for reliving pain from hemorrhoids. Make ice cubes wtih 1/2 water 1/4 apple cider vinegar 1/4 witch hazel. Before placeing them in the anus apply a few drops of lavender oil on the ice cube. The oil will help with the pain and also kill some of the smell from the vinegar. Make sure to eat plenty of fiber in your diet daily for the rest of your life. Constipation is most likely the cause of your hemorrhoids. also try taking any leg vein support supplement to help strengthen the veins down there.
Replied by Sandra
Holdrege, Ne, Usa
03/29/2013
[SIDE EFFECTS]   I tried this ACV ice cube method yesterday and fainted a minute or two after I inserted it; I fell and injured my shoulder. I don't know yet whether or not it did anything for the hemorroid.

Posted by Caroline (Leeds, England, Uk) on 08/27/2009

[YEA]  My boyfriend is an avid reader of this site and has long been waving the flag for the qualities and health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar. Having read the section on Hemorrhoids and the amounts of Yea re: ACV. I cynically gave it a try. Dosing a piece of cotton wool and holding on the affected area for about 30 seconds morning and night, it did the trick. I cannot believe it! After a week and a half of applying the ACV it dramatically reduced the size of the protruding offender (which I may add was the size of a very large grape :-(. To the point it has disappeared! I am very impressed and would definitely recommend anyone to do the same, it certainly had a greater impact than the prescribed cream from my doctor. Thank you for your advice

Replied by Aron
Bloemfontein, South Africa
05/26/2012
Hiya all, Thank you for advice on ACV, trying it as I am typing and already feels better. Thanks to Army man about anal fisures. Had terrible pain from that and took 2 months to clear up. Next time will definately try his advise. Keep cottonballing!

Posted by Lee (A Nice Place, Florida ) on 06/15/2009

[NAY]  I read on this site that apple cider vinager was helpful for Hemorrhoids so I tried it. It only made my situation worse it burned and swelled. I will never try that again!!

Replied by Emilu
LA, CA USA
07/24/2009
Oh my god, she was saying to help with digestion by drinking apple cider vinegar, NOT APPLYING IT TO YOUR HEMROIDS!!!
Replied by Eva
Op, Ks
12/18/2009
Emily - they are talking about applying to hemorrhoids. Works for some people.
Replied by Bluemoon
Chicago, Il, Usa
01/20/2012
The pain everyone is having is when there is an open cut on your roid. I was in so much pain a few years back I thought I was going to pass out. Luckily I found Aloe Gel with Lidocaine. It works instantly to relieve the pain and also helps reduce the roid. I am not sure what will eliminate them but I think I am going to try a few things like the raw garlic and ACV.
Replied by Sith
Coimbatore, India
02/12/2012
I have external hem, I saw this website with information on how Apple Cider Vinegar cures, I have started using it today few minutes ago, two days to come I will let know the progress. I will thank God and all of you, and I am also praying that it will work.
Replied by Guls
Uk, London
02/17/2012
I recently noticed that I have internal hemorrhoids and I was pretty worried about my future after seeing disturbing external hemorrhoids images on the internet. After doing a lot of search on alternative remedy I found one solution that made big progress in a week time. The remedy is garlic cloves with olive oil. Basically peel 10-15 middle size garlic cloves and baked them in 120 degrees oven for 10 mins. They will get softer. I tried the garlic cloves raw first but they weren't as effective as the baked ones. After baking the garlic cloves put some olive oil in a jar and soak the baked cloves in oil. Leave them there at least 1 day and use them as a suppository from your anus every night. Don't push them too far, just till pass the entry. Leave them there over night. Don't worry, they will come out with your first bowel movement. Do this at least for a week every night. If you think you need it more than once a day apply the cloves in the morning as well. I also advise you to have olive leaf tea one in the morning and one in the evening. Olive/ olive leaf and garlic are great anticeptic, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory.
Replied by Jen
Sydney, Nsw Australia
05/12/2012
I just tried the Apple Cider Vinegar hot bath and also applyed directly to the hem, I really hope it works coz I'm in real pain. After the bath I put some aloe Vera gel straight from the plant and that has sooth the pain a bit, I'll write an update tomorrow and to let ppl know how I go, this is an amazing site with so much info thanks!
Replied by Gabby
Alberta/canada
11/25/2014
[NAY]   I tried ACV too after reading all the testimonies here but after two days applying ACV it gets worse and more swollen. It didn't work miracles on me. The lump swelled up it almost cover my bottom hole. It makes me worried more. :-(
Replied by Liz
Boston, Ma
11/26/2014
Gabby, have you tried sitz baths?

I never, in my wildest imagination, thought that something as simple as soaking in warm water a few times a day would heal hemorrhoids, but somehow, it does!

You can pick up a sitz bath at any pharmacy store for under $15.00. You put it on the toilet (after lifting the lid) then fill it with nice, warm water and sit/soak for 15-20 minutes a few times a day. You can do it as often as you like--the more, the better. You'll find that you want to do it often because the warm water itself is very soothing.

You could also put about 1/4 cup of Witch Hazel in the water for additional benefits, but you'll be pleasantly surprised at how just the warm water soaks alone will help you.

Hope you'll give it a try. Feel better!

Posted by Olivia (Brooklyn, New York) on 06/11/2009

[YEA]  ACV Shrunk My Hemorrhoid:

I have been trying the apple cider vinegar for my very large protruding, bleeding hemorrhoid. Thank God it has shrunk considerably in two days. I have placed raw acv on a cotton square and hold the protrusion within the folded cotton pad (the protrusion is long in size). I did this three times already and the bleeding stopped with the first application. It was a bruise, (from the protrusion rubbing against my underwear) not pouring blood as in some cases I read. I then inserted some coconut oil and pushed it back with my finger. It was out again this morning but I repeated the same procedure. The hemorrhoid was definitely smaller and no blood came off on the cotton bud. I just did it again and am very pleased with the progress. I think if it keeps shrinking in this manner it will be very tiny within a week. I have had this hemorrhoid since I was fifteen and I am now fifty four. I was thinking of surgery but was fearful because I have been told recovery is extremely painful. I am so thankful for those of you who take the time to let us know what works and what does not work for you.

Replied by Linda
Erlanger, Ky
06/12/2009
[NAY]   Hello, I would like to tell you that I once read on this site that ACV would help ease the pain and swelling of hemmorhoids, so I tried it. Well boy was I sorry I did! It burned and stung like nothing else! It made my condition worse! So this may work for some, but it sure didnt work for me.
Replied by Mountaingirl
Asheville, Nc
09/10/2009
[WARNING!]   I agree. I take ACV orally and tried it topically for hemmorhoid type problem. It was the worst thing I could ever have done. Intense burning and swelling caused a normally 3 day issue into an extreme 1 week issue in which sitting was almost impossible. If anyone tries this, I would be very careful and wash the ACV off with any sign of uncomfortable burn.
Replied by Cherie
Toledo, Wa
08/21/2010
Some people's skin are more sensitive than others and the area could be more irritated than others. Perhaps if you diluted the ACV with water and then applied this solution to a small part of the irritated area, you would have a better experience. For me, I just started using clear distilled vinegar because I didn't have any ACV at home and I noticed it took the burning/itching/pain away. It did sting a little but a little stinging is far better than the burning/itching/pain that I was receiving prior to using this vinegar. I'm also using this vinegar on my eczema and it has also taken the itching/burning/bleeding/pain away. I will try using the ACV tomorrow to see if it is better than the distilled vinegar. Wish me luck!
Replied by Carina
B., Germany
02/24/2011
[YEA]   ... This might be a type of hemorrhoids which is caused by too much acid --- which was my case too. Researched about Ayurvedic treatments and found this recommendation which worked wonder for me - within 24 hours the heat/acidity of the hems went away - simply by eating 1 raw carrot in the evening which I spiralised as raw pasta. After an entire week of this uncomfortable ordeal - this was the solution for me:

1. Carrot (Daucus carota)
Carrots are effective in reducing the bleeding of the piles. They can be eaten in either raw or in cooked form.

2. Garlic (Allium sativum)
Garlic can stop the growth of bleeding piles. When it is kept in contact with the piles, I. E. In the rectum, then there is relief from the bleeding of the piles. Ideally it must be inserted high up in the rectum so that it stays there overnight.

There were more recommendations on this website but these were the two which worked form me. They explained that there are different types of hems caused by different underlying conditions that might explain why some of us do not react on the ACV in this particular case.

1. Vata type - These piles are hard and darker in color; almost black. The pain is acute. Constipation is present.

2. Pitta type - These piles are soft and reddish in color. Bleeding is present. Other symptoms are excessive thirst, fever and diarrhea.

3. Kapha type - These piles are slimy to the touch. They are large and soft and whitish in color. The person has digestive problems.

source: ezinearticle.com under: health and fitness | hemorrhoids

Replied by Ajeeth
Toronto, Canada
01/20/2012
I have been suffering from frequent hemorrhoids for more than 20 years and controlling with good diet without chicken and ACV. Recently the best remedy I came across is adding 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper to a glass of water with 2tsp ACV. Also sticking good Chinese capsicum plaster over the hemorrhoids at bed time or during the day shrinks the swelling fast. Initially for the first two days you may feel uncomfortable with the cayenne pepper as it cleanses the system. So start with 1/4 tsp and increase to 1/2 tsp after every meal. Cayenne pepper and Apple Cider Vinegar also helps to reduce BP, Cholesterol, blood sugar and many other health benefits - http://www.cayennepepper.info/health-benefits-of-cayenne-pepper.html

Also adding 1/2 tsp pure turmeric powder helps in maintaining good health.

Posted by Driton (Prishtina, Kosovo) on 04/30/2009

[YEA]  Hi to all patients that are suffering from hemorroids. I am writing from Kosovo and I would like to comment on this issue as I have tried ACV and I feel like I was born second time. I used ACV while having my meal sallats and you just cannot believe how fast and good it removed my hemorroids.

I recomend to all of you that suffer from hemoroids to use ACV as much as possible while eating lunch or dinner.

IT HAS WORKED AND ALMOST CURED MY HEMORROIDS, I FEEL GREAT I CAN EAT, CAN SIT, WALK, RUN, SING, AND SO ON. IT IS LIKE A MIRACLE, I APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS AND MOST OF ALL INTERNET THAT MADE THIS POSSIBLE TO SHARE COMMENTS AND LIFE EXPERIENCES.

USE ACV AND YOU WILL SEE THAT VERY SOON THE SMILE WILL COME BACK TO YOUR FACE !! I GARANTE THAT. AGAIN THANKS A LOT FROM EARTHCLINIC.COM WEB SITE THAT THIS POSSIBLE AND MADE POSSIBLE TI CURE MY HEMORROIDS. BYE BYE ...... DRITON.

Posted by Mike Smith (Christchurch, New Zealand) on 04/10/2009

[YEA]  I had one enlarged haemorrhoid so I tried Apple Cider Vinegar - I applied it both topically and orally. In the morning I put a teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass with a teaspoon of honey as it can taste a bit tarty - I then stirred until the honey had mixed in well and then added water and drank with my breakfast. Afterwards I put some Apple Cider Vinegar on some cotton wool and swabbed my haemorrhoid. I did this process both in the morning & at night.

After about 4 weeks now my haemorrhoid has slowly shrunk - before I tried this it didn't seem to want to go away however after using Apple Cider Vinegar it has slowly shrunk and now its no more - it also seems to help me with my digestion so I will probably have a glass each day now with my meal at night.

One thing to remember with haemorrhoids is to make sure you DO NOT strain in the toilet as this can cause haemorrhoids and make them worse. Best to eat some fibre including fruit & veges in your diet to as this will help against constipation. Just remember that when you are in the toilet to let it pass easily, lean over a little with ya elbows on top of your knees if need be.

Posted by Marie (Portland, Maine) on 04/03/2009

[YEA]  I was contemplating surgery for the past few days. I have had hemmorrhoids for over 20 years and they were always a nuisance, but over the past year they have been getting very bad. This week was agony. I have plowed through a box of Preparation H and it wasn't helping in the least. I found this site and happened to have ACV in the pantry and thought I'd give it a shot.

I have applied it 3x so far today...and it's like a miracle. For days I was near tears with pain and absolute discomfort and suddenly, I am OK! I can sit, I can stand I can walk around without feeling like there is a knife inside me. Thank GOD for the internet!

I will continue to apply this (I just wet a cotton ball with regular old ACV...not organic or anything special) and left it in place for a couple minutes. It did sting a little...but heck, that was nothing compared to the stabbing pain I was having. The sting actually felt good in a strange way...

After the second application (which was about 90- minutes after the first) I felt some relief. I then applied it a third time and now here I can sit, at my computer to tell you how wonderful I feel.

And to think I was about to allow myself to have SURGERY! Why don't doctors ever give you any homeopathic remedies to try????? I urge anyone who is suffering to try this. How wonderful that something so simple could work so well. Thank you all for posting your experiences and helping out so many people!

Replied by In Pain
Trinidad, Trinidad And Tobago
12/20/2009
[YEA]   i have been getting hemmorhoids just after my last child and the pain is the worst. i tried amost everything. i cant take the pain anymore. sometimes it bleeds i tried the apple cider vinger, i also sat over a bowl of hot water withe the acv in it and i felt good for now. thank you for posting your thoughts, it really helped.
Replied by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
12/22/2009
Hello in Pain from Trinidad and Tabago,

Have you tried an ice application (can be done with ice in freezer bag)? This works better than heat applications.

There used to be a A&D suppository on the market which was very effective, but when I started having the problem again I found that they had been removed from the market. You could probably get the same relief from a tube of A&D ointment (This is an ointment containing Vitamins A & D which is the same vitamins in the suppository).

Something else found helpful in shrinking them & stopping the itching is to dissolve 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. of epsom salts in 2-3 ounces of warm water and inject it slightly inside the anus and maintain as long as possible. Injection can be achieved with small ear syringe, your turkey baster or anything similar you might find in your home.

Another thing you will probably find helpful is to increase fiber in your diet (easily done with switching to whole grain cereals & breads & eating more good old dark leafy greens like turnip greens, collards, kale,etc) to get rid of the constipation problem which causes a lot of hemorrhoids to begin with.

If the above doesn't do the trick, type "potassium iodide" in a search window and pull up Tahoma Clinic reference for article on SSKI written by alternative physician Jonathan Wright. You can print it out for handy reference for future use. For hemorrhoids he says to use 20 drops/1 ounce of flaxseed oil & apply nightly to make them disappear almost overnight. I didn't have any flaxseed oil, so those drops went into l ounce of castor oil, which worked fine.

For those of you who are still troubled with HOT FLASHES, flaxseed oil is said to be a good replacement for female hormones, and if you buy them whole, you can grind them (coffee grinders, anyone?) as you need them and put them in your whole grain cookie or muffin recipes. Flaxseed oil goes rancid quickly even when refrigerated, and it then is called linseed oil and great for polishing and protecting your wood furniture.

Replied by Sahd
Gwent, Uk
09/14/2011
Joyce,

re below I have bad prolapsed non bleeding piles after childbirth and want to try your recommended remedy below. You indicated that you tried it - was it for prolapsed pile and how long for recovery?

Many thanks

If the above doesn't do the trick, type "potassium iodide" in a search window and pull up Tahoma Clinic reference for article on SSKI written by alternative physician Jonathan Wright. You can print it out for handy reference for future use. For hemorrhoids he says to use 20 drops/1 ounce of flaxseed oil & apply nightly to make them disappear almost overnight. I didn't have any flaxseed oil, so those drops went into l ounce of castor oil, which worked fine.

Posted by Luke (Springville, UT, U.S. ) on 01/07/2009

[YEA]  Apple cider vinegar works, how much I'm not sure. I've used alcohol and Hydrogen peroxide and the alcohol only helped a little, while the ACV works pretty good. I've only used it for a few days, and the itching is almost completely gone. The bleeding has slowed a little, and the hemorrhoids are still there. I would rate the ACV at 8-9 compared to what I have already tried. Thanks for your help.

Posted by Beth (Durham, NC) on 12/17/2008

[YEA]  I've not used ACV topically but found out accidentally that drinking ACV cures even bleeding, protruded, unrelenting hemorrhoids. I suffered with all of the above for 3 months (not aware of any precipitating cause) when my dogs became infested with fleas. ACV was recommended as an effective topical remedy for flea bites so I dug out my bottle of organic unfiltered ACV from the back of the fridge, which I'd originally bought to help digestion and stabilize blood sugar (works great for both). While I had it out I drank a shot and within the hour my pain was gone. I googled ACV and hemorrhoids and realized that it was an effective natural remedy for that as well as fleas. I don't know why drinking it works but it works amazingly. The only problem is if I skip it for even half a day the twinges return, so I'll probably have to be on it 3 times daily for life. Worth it, though!

Posted by Young (Los Angeles, CA USA) on 11/23/2008

I have had hemmorhoids ( for most of us, a byproduct of constipational IBS) for quite some time. To the point where blood was streaming from my rectum like a cow being milked. I had banding surgery, two years later, a new one came back.

The funny thing is that I only bleed every now and then (once every 1 to 3 weeks - in 1 to 3 day periods), but when i do bleed, the blood streams out, or drips heavily like crazy. ( I would guesstimate about 2-3 cups of blood at a time )

I went back to the same surgeon who recommended stapling or a hemarrhoidectomy. The banding was very painful, and I was told these next options would be no better if not worse. Also, a big chance of incontinence in the future ( for me...this would be more of a nightmare than IBS )

I thought, " Man...i do not want to risk being incontinent because of surgery...hell no...forget that"
I began desperately scouring the Net in search of help...an alternative. Thats how I found this site and the ACV / Hemmorhoid topic. Today is my first day, one application of ACV so far...wish me luck...

**On a side note however, I wanted to share how I actually feel very blessed to have this hemmarhoid, because the only time I ever bleed is when I am experiencing Deep Fear or Stress. Its like I have this barometer that lets me know that I am not Thinking right, Living right, or my Spirit and Faith is not in alignment with God, my higher power. And as soon as I shift my perspective, or as soon as the adversity goes away...I immediately stop bleeding. Right away. Just like that!

Can anybody else look back and see if this applies to them?? Did some stressful event occur in your life and all of a sudden a Hemarrhoid started bleeding or caused you severe pain?? but once you handled the stressful problem,... the Hemmorhoid went away?

Good luck everyone! and Dont worry...be Happy : )

Replied by Frank
Spain, Valencia
03/31/2009
Thank you, I've started using the apple cider vinegar today. I felt related to what you mentioned, for me also stress events, deep anguish or tension also create a lot of problems. It seems that is deep and hence hard to control, so yes, It reminds me of God, is like my own body seems that i made somewhere a commitement to remember a higher power. For me it's been a year but a few months of weird constipation, itching and pain and my stools are somehow flat sometimes, this worries me lately, i'm going to get myself checked, but I agree that is a very emotional related issue. Thank you for your words and yes, don't worry be happy, worry would make it worse.
thank you
Replied by Anna
Philadelphia, PA
04/14/2009
Bleeding (any kind, but mostly menstrual which comes with stress even after a week or when I'm nursing) in my case is also very much correlated with stress! Great to know that I'm not alone in that!
Replied by Kenx
Singapore
11/13/2010
I think Young from Los Angeles above has pointed out an important connection between hemorrhoid bleeding and fear. In my case lately this seems to be true. They said fear is not all connected with the bleeding during defecation, just a nameless fear, a state of depression that enters into me throughout the day. I feel that it comes into me from the environment and it able to enter into me because I have not mastered the art of total positiveness. Hence I am now correcting my worldview, to look at things positively at all times, to not get agitated by issues however problematic they may appear and to accept situations and people as they are. I have come to realize that it is fundamentally more important to BE (spirit dimension) rather than be a problem-solver (intellectual dimension).

Posted by Ann (Austin, Texas) on 11/10/2008

[YEA]  Painful Hemorrhoids - apply to a cotton ball Apple Cider Vinegar and then after use honey or better yet raw local honey before going to bed. You might want to put on a pad between you and your underwear or kleenex - tissue paper over night. It really helps with the swelling and the pain.

Posted by Jerry (Albany, New York) on 10/23/2008

Hello, My name is Jerry 62yrs. old and have had my hemorrhoids for probably 15yrs and I think I got them by eating hot chicken wings and lots of horseradish on everything.. Hemorrhoids come out when going to the bathroom or running and or walking.. My father had the same and had them corrected back in 1955 with a frozen type of injection.. My Dr. tells me that procedure is no longer available. Instead. go buy witchazel wipes and to start applying after every movement..However, reading your successful remedy of applying Apple cider vinegar gives me even more hope that it will cure them.. My hemorrhoids do not bleed, itch or burn....They just protrude when I am active, playing basketball, golf, tennis or walking long distances..

Should I use both remedies of : ACV and Witchazel or just one..Please advise me of your thoughts..
(ps) is the acv a white or red vinegar..??? thank you for your time and consideration..
Jerry/Albany NY...

Replied by Alain
Ottawa, Canada
10/24/2008
Hi Jerry:

Look at this post for info about ACV
http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/acvinegar.html

Apple Cider Vinegar is neither the red or white vinegar. These are filtered vinegar. ACV should be pale yellow/orange. You should try to get if possible the kind that says raw, unfiltered, organic Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother.

Good Luck


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