I have been out of lifting for about 8 months, due to stage 3-4 hemorrhoids(depends how bad they get at the time). They started out a 4 then I had did 2 different surgeries, the first one was a laser which helped bring them to a stage 2. Then they got bad again from what I do not know and went to a stage 3. My doctor decided I should get a flex sig, now they are close to a stage 1.
When I use to work out I worked out for about a hour - a hour an a half 5 times a week. Taking in about 200g of protein a day, drinking 3 protein shakes a day while having a pretty good diet bulking wise. My doctor has really no clue what is causing me to have hemorrhoids so badly at this age. She told me to stop lifting weights altogether and lift light at work all the time. I have stopped working out for the last 5 months, stop taking protein, and lifting nothing at work but it all seems like it only helps a little bit. Nothing I am doing is seeming to get rid of them completely. I have a bowel movement almost every day. I do hardly nothing at work but walk around on cement. My doctor told me it could be the cement I walk around on for 8 hours but I highly doubt it. I am clueless as well.
I was mainly wanting to ask, what does everyone think if I were to lift a lot less time say get all my sets in within 30 mins, so I am not lifting for a hour an a half. Instead of doing for instance 10 sets for each chest and back day, only do 3-4 sets at max. Would that help my problem out any at all? Just really looking at ways to minimize my problem. Also when I was lifting, I wasn't doing any leg work out but walking so that might help my problem. I also take vein supreme which has butchers brew, grape seed, and horse chestnuts which are suppose to help with hemorrhoids. I am also on medication for them as well which help a little. I have researched them for days on end tiring to find out what else it could be.
Back story to maybe help some. The doctor I go to is a specialist, but I may get a second opinion if everyone thinks I should. It isn't difficult to have a bowel movement as I take MiraLAX every single day as my doctor suggested. If I miss a day I will not have a bowel movement for atleast two days and if I stop taking it altogether I wont have a natural bowel movement for about 6 to 7 days, which will be a lot of pushing and straining.
I don't really have stress in my life besides having hemorrhoids. I did have a bad period when I was a early teen having really bad bowel movements for about 2-3 years where I wouldn't go for 4-6 days sometimes and they were huge(no laugh intended). This was at age 15 I think, then I started having bad bowel movements till age 18. I never really had hemorrhoids throughout that whole time of me having bad bowel movements until I got my first job right after I turned 18, which consisted of a lot of lifting(5-40 lbs). After about 6 months of doing that job I start having hemorrhoids, then I went to the doctor, she did a surgery and told me I should start taking MiraLAX for my bowel movements. After 2 years I am still having problems. Someone recommended I do a colon cleansing product which may help my hemorrhoids, I'm willing to try anything just about. Sorry for the long post. Any suggestions or opinions on what I should do or might help would be wonderful, thanks.