Hemorrhoids or piles that appear after long sitting on the toilet are uncomfortable and may cause itching, pain, and even bleeding. They may protrude from the anus and must be manually pushed back in. That’s why pushing them back up is a procedure that will give you instant relief. Trust me, I’ve done it for years, and it’s working.
In this article, I’ll give you my take on how to push hemorrhoids back up and how I’m doing it.
How pushing hemorrhoids back in helps as pain relief
Pushing hemorrhoids back into the rectum, medically known as “reduction,” can relieve pain by taking pressure off the swollen and inflamed hemorrhoids. It’s important to understand that this is only a temporary relief, not a permanent solution. If you are experiencing recurrent or chronic hemorrhoids, you should consider visiting a doctor and also consider lifestyle changes such as eating a high-fiber diet, drinking enough water, and avoiding prolonged sitting.
Clean your bottom before attempting to push the swollen/protruded hemorrhoids
It goes without saying, like anything else, you need to clean your working area before you start doing any job.
For this step, do it while in the shower, as it is the most hygienic way. However, if you are out and about, have single-use gloves to keep your hands clean and a small tab of vaseline.
I’ve mentioned in my earlier article I take a quick shower after almost every visit to the toilet for number 2. This article describes pushing hemorrhoids back up while in the shower.
Use warm water and a bit of soap to clean the surrounding area.
Lubricate the area
For this step, you can use a shampoo or body wash to lubricate the area, so it doesn’t create more friction while pushing the hemorrhoids back up.
I wash my backside first before applying the shampoo for the second time, preparing it for the pushing.
Gently push the hemorrhoids back up
Using your middle finger from your “writing hand,” gently push the hemorrhoids back inside. Try to do it slowly, as this might cause pain and discomfort. It will take a few times until you get used to the correct angle that causes the least pain. I say pain because sometimes if you have a hemorrhoid flare-up, it will hurt like no tomorrow.
However, please don’t get discouraged, pushing them back in will definitely give you relief.
Here I’d like to add a side note in regards to pushing back IN and pushing back UP.
Depending on the size, number, and stage of your hemorrhoids, you might need to push the hemorrhoids back IN, UP, or both.
Pushing hemorrhoids IN means applying pressure with your finger from the tip of hemorrhoid towards the skin.
Pushing hemorrhoids UP, on the other hand, means pushing the swollen hemorrhoids from the bottom up your a-hole.
Once the pushing in is done, the hemorrhoids naturally try to pop back out. I’ve found it helpful to squeeze my anus muscle and hold it as long as possible to allow time for the extra blood from the hemorrhoids to go back to the bloodstream and keep the hemorrhoids in.
Sometimes I repeat this procedure two or three times until I’m sure nothing sticks out.
Keep the area dry
After pushing the hemorrhoids back in, keep the area dry. Finish your shower and use toilet paper to remove leftover moisture from the anus area.
If you are outside and can not take a shower, always carry gloves, wipes, and vaseline.
It might be a bit messy but start with cleaning yourself with wipes. Put a glove on the hand you’ll be using and apply a pea size amount of vaseline on your middle finger.
Gently push the hemorrhoids back in or up and squeeze your bum to hold everything in until you feel nothing will pop out if you release the pressure. Repeat the procedure if you think it is necessary.
Pushing hemorrhoids in or up is a procedure that works without a miss. Prepare the area clean, use a lubricant and gently push the hemorrhoids in. Once that is done, squeeze your buttocks and hold as long as possible to allow hemorrhoids to release the blood pressure. Use toilet paper to finish drying the area.
Note: Please understand that this is what I do and what has helped me deal with hemorrhoids for a long time. There is no magic to this, and it might not be suitable or helpful for everyone, and I’m only trying to share my knowledge and experience as someone who has been living with hemorrhoids for years.