Rectal problems (Sensitive topic)

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Re: Rectal problems (Sensitive topic)

Post by RR » October 29th, 2019, 2:19 pm

winniewinser wrote:
October 29th, 2019, 11:46 am
MartinSH4321 wrote:
October 29th, 2019, 11:30 am
winniewinser wrote:
October 29th, 2019, 8:39 am
What shorts do people recommend for erging?
I normally use cycling shorts, tight and cushioned, and never had any problems, but I never did more than a HM.
Not sure I can pull of cycling shorts :lol: might need other shorts over the top!
I wear a pair of Lycra shorts with under pants underneath, works for me
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Re: Rectal problems (Sensitive topic)

Post by Bradycardia » October 29th, 2019, 2:54 pm

The health care in my country is mainly government-funded, so unless you are dying it's not easy to get an appointment. I was asked if I had fever. I said "no". They told me to wait a few more days.

I think my short rowing career is over :cry:
Do bike shorts really help? Never had experience with that kind of clothing.
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Re: Rectal problems (Sensitive topic)

Post by Erik A » October 29th, 2019, 4:08 pm

im not even going to get into my bowel issues... suffice to say if i have an episode while at the gym on the erg.... I will never be allowed back
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Re: Rectal problems (Sensitive topic)

Post by Ombrax » October 29th, 2019, 5:20 pm

RR wrote:
October 29th, 2019, 2:19 pm
I wear a pair of Lycra shorts with under pants underneath, works for me
If it works for you great, but a common problem using boxers or briefs under dedicated cycling or rowing shorts (when on the bike or the erg) is that they aren't really designed for that and often have seams in spots that take pressure, which is a bad thing. As they say, cycling and rowing shorts are intended to be worn "next to the skin."

Best of luck to the OP.

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Re: Rectal problems (Sensitive topic)

Post by Bradycardia » October 30th, 2019, 1:26 pm

Got an appointment today. Thank God, it was only a big hemorrhoid. Now I have to use suppositories for two weeks :cry:

Anyone here rowing with hemorrhoids?
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Re: Rectal problems (Sensitive topic)

Post by lindsayh » October 30th, 2019, 7:18 pm

Bradycardia wrote:
October 29th, 2019, 2:54 pm
I think my short rowing career is over :cry:
Do bike shorts really help? Never had experience with that kind of clothing.
That's better news! (and a much more logical explanation) No reason to stop owing at all once treated
best of luck
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Re: Rectal problems (Sensitive topic)

Post by Bradycardia » December 7th, 2019, 4:18 pm

A short update. The (pretty large) external hemorrhoid lasted for three weeks. After some shorter sessions I’m back in normal training again.
Today I did a half marathon in bicycle shorts. I was hoping that they would protect the buttocks but mine seem to have a poor fit. :roll:
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Re: Rectal problems (Sensitive topic)

Post by Ombrax » December 11th, 2019, 7:06 pm

Bradycardia wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 4:18 pm
A short update. The (pretty large) external hemorrhoid lasted for three weeks.
Glad to hear that things are looking up.

I'm sure the docs gave you the info on the "best practices" to avoid this in the future, but if not: 1) lots of fiber in your diet and lots of fluids, 2) no straining (whether "on the pot" or weight lifting), etc. etc.

Good Luck

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Re: Rectal problems (Sensitive topic)

Post by Bradycardia » December 14th, 2019, 4:57 pm

Ombrax wrote:
December 11th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Bradycardia wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 4:18 pm
A short update. The (pretty large) external hemorrhoid lasted for three weeks.
Glad to hear that things are looking up.

I'm sure the docs gave you the info on the "best practices" to avoid this in the future, but if not: 1) lots of fiber in your diet and lots of fluids, 2) no straining (whether "on the pot" or weight lifting), etc. etc.

Good Luck
Thank you! Those are some great advice.
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Height: 171 cm
Weight: 62-63 kg

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HM 1:25:29 12/28/19
60min 15,093m 10/24/19
30 min 7,644m 10/17/19

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Re: Rectal problems (Sensitive topic)

Post by Rowan McSheen » December 21st, 2019, 11:13 am

I recently had to call the suppository helpline. Couldn't believe how rude they are.
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Re: Rectal problems (Sensitive topic)

Post by Citroen » December 22nd, 2019, 1:37 am

Rowan McSheen wrote:
December 21st, 2019, 11:13 am
I recently had to call the suppository helpline. Couldn't believe how rude they are.
They probably get sick of having to remind folks to stick it up where the sun don't shine rather than ingesting their meds orally.

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Re: Rectal problems (Sensitive topic)

Post by Rowan McSheen » December 23rd, 2019, 4:04 pm

Well yes, that was the joke ... oh please yerself missus :D
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