Has anyone on this community ever suffered hemorrhoids as a result or running? Not stomach bleeding, but actual painful protrusions?
I'm not sure if running is what caused it, especially since I've been running for an awful long time now. Two days ago I went on an 8 mile run, then went into work. I had an existing mild hemorrhoid, and I'm not sure if I was just straining at the toilet too much, aggravated it too much by wiping, or if the running aggravated it.
...long story short, by the evening of two nights ago it was so painful I could barely walk, and I spent all of yesterday laying down and being racked with pain anytime my butt cheeks rubbed against it. Today I called in sick to work again (I'm a bartender), because though I can walk today, it's really painful.
Today (or tomorrow) is supposed to be my long run, but I'm almost scared. Anyone with a similar tale?