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Posted by Emgee (Broken Hill, Australia) on 04/06/2012

[YEA]  After having my thyroid removed, almost two years ago, my whole system has been out of whack. My doc re-evaluated all my meds as I was seriously in need of some help, but the side effect of this was constant diarrhea. ( I just realised the cause ) Sometimes I go 3 times a day, the constant pain and dread of pooing razor blades has sapped my energy and joy for so long! I have been in total agony for 8 months with roids that creams would not fix. I tried wheatgrass which helped after about 6 weeks but not competely as I ran out and they were worse than ever.

I read this Apple Cider Vinegar natural treatment last week and have tried it out of desperation. Finally something that works! I keep a small bottle of it near the loo and wipe myself with it whenever I go, and took the suggestion of a cotton ball soaked in acv and used that three times a day. It sure did sting for a while but after the roid shrunk in size after about 4-5 days I realised there was another one there behind it that was causing the recent pain. Now it too is finally shrinking with acv! Even wiping myself with it on some tp means for the first time in months I've been able to clean myself properly. I've also added it to some foods and been sipping a few teaspoons in a drink bottle as often as I think of it. ACv really does work and it's been such a relief! I hope it cures them completely which may take another week at this rate but after what we go thru it's worth it. So very worth trying! I hope it works for all other readers who give it a go.

Posted by Lucky (Memphis, Tn) on 01/10/2012

[YEA]  After suffering the past 6 weeks with a painful hemorrhoid, I finally found EarthClinic and the apple cider vinegar treatment. I have been in agony and tears the past few weeks. I have tried everything until today when I bought some ACV. I first poured about a cup of it in the bath along with warm water and immediately felt relief.

I was afraid to put it directly on the area, my skin is very sensitive anyway, so I first diluted a cotton pad with a little water and then soaked it in ACV. I felt a cooling sensation and it didn't burn at all. I got braver and then soaked the cotton pad in ACV and stuck it in my "area". I finished getting dressed and afterward felt a lot better, more so than anything I have tried. I also drank a bit diluted in water, it wasn't that bad. I will continue to drink this. I also think that my hemorrhoids were caused by the sugary, fattening holiday foods! I hope that this helps someone.

Replied by Raymond
Montreal, Quebec
[YEA]   Yes it worked for me. Sitz bath 15 to 25 min. each with 1 cup of ancestral type apple cider vinegar 3 to 4 times per day. 97% gone so I keep going. I also increased fiber intake and put cornstach on between treatment. Having a laptop or tablet while bath sitting will make the treatment more 'fun'.
Replied by Josey
Tulsa, Ok
I finally got relief by taking 2 T. Of whole bran fiber a day in water. Not bran flakes, just the fiber. I am amazed.
Replied by Laura
Muncie, Indiana
Dear ACV, I can't wait to start, suffering is not a option no more. I am diabetic so hopefully this will also help me. I am sure it was a combination of sweets and good old fashion food. Doctors are not getting anywhere with my roids. They want to cut them off! OUCH!! So trying every known method of cure to help myself out and be richer for it in the long run. Remedy vs surgery AMEN!!
Replied by Mrsc
Middletown, Usa
Laura, try the black peppercorn remedy (2 to 3 whole black peppercorns swallowed whole like pills, morning and evening on an empty stomach). Shrank mine in less than a week.

Posted by Painless (Cape Town, South Africa) on 01/09/2012

[YEA]  I have just started using Apple Cider Vinegar last week after coming across this site and wow what a difference!!! The bunch of grapes has almost disappeared. I have tried the cotton wool dabbed with the Apple Cider Vinegar and when it burned I decided to sit in the bath with a cup full mixed with water. I'm now also having a teaspoon of it every morning. And being a diabetic the Apple Cider Vinegar has being bringing my sugar levels down. So I I'm killing to birds with one stone.

Posted by Steve (Toronto, Ontario Canada) on 12/30/2011

[YEA]  I have had internal hemorrhoids for about 6 yrs. Very uncomfortable- tried pretty much everything till I found out about Apple Cider Vinegar. The intense pain and burning during and after passing stool was gone after one application the following day.

I placed some Apple Cider Vinegar in an enema bottle, poured a little 2 inch inside my bum about a tablespoonful once a day. Made sure it was cold so I could feel it entering, didn't want to put too much cause you would poop immediately. Also put some on napkin and hold on bum for 10-20 min 3 times a day.

Replied by Mosby

Just wondering if you tried drinking ACV. Apparently it works well for internal hemorrhoids. I have been suffering for almost 6 years as well and although they are painless I am almost never able to evacuate completely and often need to go more than once (sorry for the details). I am wondering if drinking it will help. How did it work for you? Thanks. M

Posted by Barb (Philadelphia, Pa) on 11/23/2011

[YEA]  Have been suffering with hemmoroids for the past 3-4 weeks, but have had them for years. This flare up has been particularly rough. Have tried otc medications plus things ordered over internet. Nothing worked!!! Was considering surgery when I found this website and thought it was worth trying.

Started using ACV and within the past 3 days and there has been considerable reduction in the size, with minimal itching and burning. I no longer wake up at night in agony. Tried sitz bath but that burned alot, so now I just apply to cotton ball and leave on. Still get some burning from that so don't leave on for prolonged period of time (i. E. I could not sleep with the cotton ball in place). After I take the cotton ball off, I then place small cloth covered ice pack post application of ACV. You can buy these ice packs at your local pharmacy - the packs are made for this. Note - I had been using the ice packs with otc meds, but they didn't help reduce size, itching, or burning. The combination of ACV and ice packs IS working!!! Amazed that this is the only thing that has worked for me. They are taking time to heal but think that is just because they had gotten so bad. From now on when I feel them flaring up I will use ACV immediately. Hope this helps someone else.

Replied by Christine
Cape Town, South Africa
After my son's birth I suffered from haemorrhoids and tried every remedy I could find. One day I read about garlic and I thought I might as well try this as well.... Never looked back. Never had another problem. Ever. Just use a garlic clove as a suppository. Pointed side up. You may coat it in oil first. Replace it every time you use the toilet. Within 24 hours you will see the difference. It is amazing.

Posted by J. (Miami, Fl. ) on 11/17/2011

[YEA]  I have been suffering from hemorrhoids for the past 2 weeks. I have gone to the emergency room and I have gotten so many medications and creams I can't even remember them all. Today at work I was about to quit my job because the pain that I was feeling was unbearable. My friend found this website and told me to go to the store and buy the ACV and to try it out. I rushed to the store and I applied to a cotton ball for like 10 sec. I did this 3 times. In about 2 hours I was able to sit at my desk and go on about my day. I am amazed at how this simply thing took my pain away. This is WONDERFUL!!!!!

Replied by Dave Brown
It sounds like you did this in the store 3 times. Lol

Posted by Very Blessed (Mississauga, Ontario) on 10/04/2011

[YEA]  I've been suffering from hemmoroidal pain since I gave birth to my second baby, three years ago; however, the pain got worse about three weeks ago and its getting worse hour by hour to the point that I can't do anything at home and I can't attend to my family, and I spend the time crying over my excrutiating pain. However, this morning, I started searching the internet for some natural cure, since all the other medicated solutions didn't work at all, and believe it or not, I was standing up by the computer doing the search because I couldn't sit from the pain. While searching, I found that blessed website with info on how helpful ACV is in treating hems. So I digged up an old ACV bottle that I had at home and that we usually use with honey to treat sorethroat, and I dampned a cotton ball with ACV and applied it to the hems and I couldn't believe the result and here I am now couple of hours later sitting in front of the computer and thanking everybody who contributed to this wonderful site. Thank you a million times.

Posted by Angel 67 (Edinburgh, Scotland ) on 07/07/2011

Hi guys can someone tell me if you leave the Apple Cider Vinegar on you're skin or do you wash it of? I have just begun my Apple Cider Vinegar quest but reading all the thread's there is no explanation of after applying the acv?? I have begun drinking it with water{not to keen}but will continue with it as I am due for a operation and trying hard to find a cure :( Please someone help as I don't fancy a "raw hide" in case I am doing it wrong.... I have a external hem which is disgusting to look at and the itch keeps me awake at night :( Please Please Please help thanks so much..)

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Angel, I cured a hemorrhoid in a couple of days with ACV. Mine was an external one so I soaked a bit of cotton wool and put in in there while I did computer work. I never felt raw or anything and I never washed it away. In maybe two days it was gone. First I had tried some cream which did nothing at all!
Replied by Roz
Nj, US
Just tried the ACV on a new painful hem and it's working. Thank you All.

Posted by Sharon (Summerside, Prince Edward Island,canada) on 07/05/2011

[YEA]  I have been in pain for a month and have tried some otc remedies and Doctor perscribed ones but nothing has worked as well as Apple Cider Vinegar.Yea

Replied by Kay With Hope
Springdale, Arkansas
[YEA]   Apple cider vinegar as a remedy for hemorrhoids...

I have been in excrutiating pain for over 3 weeks and I've tried everything there was on the counter at the drug store. Gone through way too much prep-H with no benifit. TMI - big hemerrhoid on the outside. I couldn't sit, stand, or walk without almost bursting into tears, had difficult time getting to sleep because of the pain and if I coughed you would think someone had just stabbed me and I would cry for a while. I don't have insurance but was considering going to the doctor anyway (which is a BIG deal for me). I finally found your site yesterday and decided to try the apple cider vinegar as a last resort. Last night I bought a sitz bath and the vinegar (as I had seen some people have bad reaction to the vinegar so I wanted to take it slow and dilute it some) I put in the warm water and added about a cup (maybe a little less) of the vinegar plus I sprinkled a little bit of epsom salt into the water too, sat for about 15 minutes, had no burning just relief, and then went to lay down. (I had tried taking warm baths before but the pressure of sitting in the tub combined with the pressure of getting in and out of the tub was just too much and it didn't help anyway) Within 2 hours of the sitz bath I had the first relief I have felt in a very long time. The pain went almost completely away. Sigh... I did the sitz bath again right before bed with the same ingredients and this morning I got out of bed without having to take my time and fight against the pain. So far today at work I only have minimal discomfort wich is a HUGE step forward. I can actually do my job without breaking down crying every hour. The hemorrhoid has shrunk to a quarter of it's size before. I am so excited at the results so far and I feel I can actually have some hope now. I will be back to let you know how things are going next week. Thanks so much for the information. You've been a God send!

To everyone out there who is reading these comments and thinking that it's all balogna, please give it a try, it can't hurt and the benifits are so worth it.

Replied by Danae
Munich, Bavaria
Dear Kay, A nutrionist called Norman Walker describes how too much carbs can cause hemorrhoids (he explains it in detail in one of his books). Nevertheless, I had the same as you when detoxing (during the healing crisis) and until I realised that the carbs were the problem (take out any white bread and white sugar immediately if you can). Eat raw carrots & include green smoothies or fresh juices to detox the blood and what did the trick for me is take Homeopathic ARNICA D6 every until it gets better --- it is not a traditional remedy for this type of ailment but I think as it works for bruised veins it was the right thing for me --- since changing my diet and taking ARNICA (a week later took C30 as well) it did not return. And if you are sporty --- do reversed yoga poses - this got me through the worst. Hope this helps.
Replied by Kay With Hope
Springdale, Ar
Well I just wanted to come back and let everyone know how everything turned out with the Apple Cyder Vinegar treatment after my initial next day testimony above. (Sorry I forgot to come back and tell you sooner) So the next day I did a few more Sitz sitting for 15 minutes at a time with the ACV, hot water, and Epsom Salt when I got home from work. The next day the roid was even more reduced and I had no more discomfort when sitting (ocassional when walking or moving about) and the day after that it was like I had never had a problem. After 3 weeks of agony (real complete agony, tears, pain etc) I was finally pain free. I never had any reaction to the ACV of any kind but I did take it slow and dilute it in water. I did have a same day lessening of pain when I first tried the solution but it wasn't completely over for a few days. Give it time, get a Sitz Bath (they are only around $5 dollars at Walgreen's) it not only helps clean the area it also gives it a good wash with no pressure. I never did use the "wash" part of it, just the bowl and sat down in the water ACV mixture. I haven't had a problem with roids again till last week and I used this as soon as it started again and never even got to that painful stage. It cleared it right up in a day. I hope you'll try it.

Posted by Kylie-anne (Queensland, Australia) on 06/06/2011

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  I LOVE ACV!!!!!! I will never look back. For the last 2 months my 'roids' had gotten that bad I couldnt eat, sleep, walk or function as a mother, wife or as a normal human being. I tried everything and even went to 2 drs, 3 naturpaths and a bum dr I spent so much $$$$ I gave up.... I would sit at home and cry cause everything I put on that area for 'roids' would give me pruritus ani(anal itching)omg!!!! I was stuck in hell then my mum told me to sit in a bath with Apple Cider Vinegar and sit there for 20 mins. I did... No more pain no more itch no more nut case me... Hahaha I still have the roids but I think they are going down... Slowly...... But still no pain I swear by Apple Cider Vinegar it works I can function again... Try it.... Half a cup in small warm bath.... Hope it helps... bye and thankyou from down under(in more ways in one...hahahaha)

Posted by Was At The End Of My Stick, Until.. (Shanghai, Shanghai/ China ) on 05/02/2011

[YEA]  im hoping this comment is goin in with all the others coz I just wanted to say thanks so much for sharing this one! I just tried it, after like many here it seems who were also on the edge of getting the chop! To b honest I have lost my faith completely in doctors, and the medical industry is an greedy, heartless embarrasement, so the last thing I wanted to do was to put my hem' probs (which resembled the giant lips off one of the easter island statues! ) in the hands of any vaccination-supporting, pharmacutical-shareholder, knife-and-rubberband-weilding doctors aiming at my holiest of holies! Thank you to the people on this thread!!

Also Im a drummer by trade!! Imagine that pain next time you watch john bonham solo...

Just started today but I had two tablespoons raw ( it nearly knocked me out it was so vile! )..

Then drenched some rolled toilet paper in this ACV, which was now making my apartment smell like an armpit, and shoved it, where I swear there used to be a sword!

10 minutes later, paranoid someone was gonna pop in for a cuppa, and catch me with wadds of foul smelling paper falling out of unkown folds, I hosed my self down, appologised to the neighbour; whos window was slamming shut, and had an hour and a half of bliss!!! Only a little pain remained, I mean little, left to remind me he aint gone yet, but im hoping thats just the start of a total annihilation of this literal pain in the butt!

but peace!!

spread the love

spread the word,

give me today

if tomorrows absurd

i love my music, however now my bedroom is smelling a bit too funky!

Posted by Jt (Minneapolis, Mn) on 03/01/2011

I started going to the gym 2 weeks ago and on Sunday after coming back from the gym I felt a small bump down under. Not knowing what it was I googled it and found out that it is hemorrhoids! It is just a bump and there is not bleeding. However, I feel uncomfortable and sometimes it is painful when I cough. When I touched it last night it was not as hard as it is this morning and became more painful.

I looked around on the net looking for remedies to this and found this site. I bought a commercialized ACV from a grocery store and started applying it this morning.

My question is:

1. I am using toilet paper to soak ACV and apply it to the bump. How long should I leave it there and should I wipe it after with clean water of just leave it?

2. Will I be able to return to my active lifestyle (soccer, football, weight-lifting)?

I am very scared right now because this is my first time having this and my parents are 8 hours away by plane. :(

Any feedback would be helpful. Thanks

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
I had the same thing a while ago when I was constipated for a little while. As I had bad hemorroids when I was pregnant and was operated a few times after the birth of my third child 22 years ago I was also very worried but ACV solved the problem (or did they go away by themselves?). I would put a cotton wool drenched in ACV on the hemorroid and leave it there for a while a few times a day. In maybe one week I was cured! I was so happy...... Every time I felt that it was smaller but then... It may just have got smaller with the time by itself, I will never know! First I tried some cream and I saw no difference at all!

Posted by Gabby (Greenville, Sc) on 02/20/2011

[YEA]  I discovered a Hemorrhoid (first time ever) in the shower one morning. I found earthclinic website and tried ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) cure. Soaked cotton in ACV and placed on hemorrhoid for several minutes, twice daily morning and evening. In approx. one week it went away and has not returned. That was now several months ago. Excellent, cheap cure.

Replied by Kendra
Richland, Wa
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]   I wanted to vote YES for apple cider vinegar working for hemorrhoids. I had been eating too much cake after several consecutive celebrations and developed a painful hemmorrhoid. I read on your site to use apple cider vinegar, so I soaked a cotton makeup remover pad with it and applied this morning and evening to the anus and perianus area. This treatment stung very badly the first three days, but it doesn't anymore, and the hemorrhoid is no longer painful. It is still there, but at least it doesn't hurt! I also drink about 10 mL of ACV at night, and am trying an alkaline diet. I also try to eat coconut oil at least once during the day. I hope this info helps someone.

Thanks for all, Kendra

Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
A wet Tobacco leaf applied to the offending pile will shrink it very fast.. You can buy Nicotinis Virginias.. at plant stores as a decorative.

Posted by New Mama (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) on 02/03/2011

[YEA]  I got my first hemhorroid while sneezing in my 7th month of pregnancy. I was shocked because I thought with a healthy diet I could avoid them. However, the pressure of the baby was enough. So, if you have them, don't feel too bad. Anyone can get them! That one was small and painless, but it wouldn't shrink. Six weeks AFTER my baby was born, I suddenly got one external and one internal (I believe; haven't had them checked by any professional) and had bloody stools with severe pain. I don't know why I got these weeks after the baby was born, except that it may have coincided with my probiotics running out. In any case, I was devastated by the pain around Christmas time, and saddened that I wouldn't be able to resume intimate relations with my husband. I didn't want ANYTHING near that area. It felt like a knife inside me when I used the toilet, and one night I couldn't even sleep for HOURS because of the pain. The only comfortable position was standing.

I put myself on a severe high fiber diet, but I am breastfeeding my baby, so I needed to make sure I was still eating fat and protein or my milk would decrease. It was very difficult to do this. After two days of this diet, the pain lessened, but there was no change in the size of the hemhorroids.

After searching numerous sites, I found this one and just happened to have some raw organic ACV with the mother. I started drinking a cup of warm water with a capful of ACV (about a teaspoon, I guess) each morning and evening. I would immediately brush my teeth because some people mentioned it is bad for the enamel of your teeth. I would also use a cotton ball to apply the ACV to both hems several times a day after using the bathroom. After a few days I noticed a MAJOR decrease in pain. The first morning after starting this, the larger hem was even bigger (swollen?) but not more painful. I was a bit nervous, but kept going. It took about eight days to notice a reduction in size of the hems, and since then every day has been better. The small, painless one (from sneezing) is very shrunken now, and sometimes I can't even feel it at all when I apply the ACV. The other one, the PAINFUL one, is much smaller, and I am SO RELIEVED! The one I believe is internal does not hurt AT ALL today, and I'm on day 12 of this regimen. Praise the Lord! I am so thankful for finding this website. THANK YOU!!!

I plan to continue this until they are gone. I do believe it will work. Some people mentioned four to six weeks, so I still have great hope that they will go away completely. Every other site out there says there is NO CURE for hemorrhoids except surgery. I no longer believe that! Thanks, Earth Clinic!!!

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Hi New Mama, I had bad hemorrhoids with my third child although I ate well and I don't remember being constipated but well, she is 22 now, so it was quite a while ago. After her birth, because she was quite short but heavy things got far worse, my intestine came out and the hemorrhoids got trombosis so I was operated twice. It was a very complicated time but luckily, because I was living in Holland at the time, I was entitled to have help in the household for a few months as I had a newborn and two other small children. The doctor told me that going to the bathroom would be painful for 4 months and that was true, after that I never had a problem untill a little while ago. I was constipated for some reason, despite trying everything to solve the problem and I got external hemorroids. I completely panicked thinking about what happened to me so many years ago but then someone talked here about ACV so I tried it for a while and slowly they started disappearing. I would even sit on the cotton wool drenched in ACV while working at the computer or watching TV. Now I am completely ok.
Replied by Kmc
Regina, Sk, Canad
[YEA]   Hi there - I feel I owe it to the posters & readers of this amazing site to provide feedback. Husband has struggled immensely with itchy bleeding bottom. Tried doctors remedies for years with very little success. This definitely affected his (and my! ) quality of life. Did loads of research on this site last night. Had some Safeway brand apple cider vinegar. He was desperate. Tried the bath, nothing really happend. Gave him a glass with about 2 TBSP ACV to drink, he did that. Then soaked a half a cotton ball in ACV and inserted very gently, not far. Burned quite a bit but he left in. Woke up this morning said it's the best he's felt in a long time. Almost gone. Will continue with interal & external, plus very strong probiotics and green & clean diet. Can't say enough about the quality of this site. Thank-you to all who share specific stories; was immensely helpful.

Posted by Thomas (Ransomville, New York) on 10/30/2010

[YEA]  I suffered from hemorrhoids that made my life unbearable. Pain, bleeding and constant irratation. I finally agreed to have a doctor remove it. What a mistake. Doctors lie!! The recovery took months and the hemorrhoids came back. A last ditch effort have reading about Apple Cider Vinegar on this website, work like a charm. I was shocked at how well it worked and fast. I have since recommended to several people and they have also had amazing results. Thanks to Earth Clinic - No more pain in the rear!!!

Replied by Kay
In The Valley, Ca
How did you use the ACV? Did you drink it or apply it directly to the affected area? Thanks
Replied by Wendee
Shingle Springs, Ca, Usa
Do you drink it or bathe in it to help? Please do tell what worked for you. I am 38 and have had this issue for over 10 years. Having children made it worse.... Please help.
Replied by Tom
Ransomville, New York
[YEA]   I soak a piece of TP with the ACV. Then apply it for about 10-20seconds. At first it stung like hell. I did this 2 to 3 times. After a few minutes the soreness went away and within hours the offenders shrank. Within days the problem was gone. I still find it hard to believe that it could be that easy. Now and then I feel the contenders trying to make a come back but I quickly douse them again and relief is just as fast. I never go anywhere without my bottle of AVC. Good luck - living with hemorrhoids is no fun!
Replied by Bothered In Nyc
New York
[SIDE EFFECTS]   Hi earth clinic peeps,

So, I've had three hemmorroids, external & popping out for many years now from being an athlete/avid biker. After numerous liver cleanses a-la-Andreas Moritz two are gone but one remains & is so big & bothersome due to size & ugliness. I tried the ACV topical last night and for some reason it's larger & there's blood & now irritation in the morning.

Is this 'normal'? Is this part of the process & does it usually get larger before shrinking

Thanks & look forward to hearing some guidance as I'm scheduled for a procedure in 1 1/2 weeks and definitely would prefer curing this myself

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