Should I sit on a hemorrhoid pillow like The Buttpillow™️ Ergonomic Seat Cushion?
Who could use a hemorrhoid pillow like the Buttpillow™️ Ergonomic Seat Cushion?
The Buttpillow™️ is an ergonomic seat cushion and a hemorrhoid pillow with a patented, hidden, peri-anal wave cutout. Taking pressure off the peri-anal area is beneficial for individuals suffering with hemorrhoids or other conditions that are assumed to be hemorrhoids.
“It is estimated that 50 percent to 75 percent of U.S. adults suffer at some time from hemorrhoids, (Leibach, J.R., Et al., 1991).”
What conditions are assumed to be hemorrhoids?
Patients often attribute all anorectal complaints to hemorrhoids.
Other anorectal conditions include:
▪ Anal fissures (tears);
▪ Abscesses (infection);
▪ Fistulas (channel);
▪ Pruitis ani (itching and burning of the anal skin)
▪ Infectious proctitis (rectal inflammation);
▪ Hidradenitis suppurativa (disease of sweat glands)
▪ Condyloma acuminatium (genital warts); and
▪ Anal carcinoma (cancer)
Would a hemorrhoid pillow like The Buttpillow™️ Ergonomic Seat Cushion help a person suffering with anal fissures?
What are anal fissures?
“A fissure is a crack or tear in the anal mucosa usually produced by the passage of hard stools, (Mazier, W.P., 1994; Goligher, J., et al, 1984).”
“Nearly half of the patients present with the complaint of hemorrhoids, (Mazier, WP, 1994).”
Would a hemorrhoid pillow like The Buttpillow™️ Ergonomic Seat Cushion help a person suffering with an anorectal abscess?
What is an anorectal abscess?
“Anorectal abscesses usually are obvious, producing diffuse swelling, erythema (redness), and pain around the anus. Most abscesses are aggravated by sitting, coughing, sneezing, and defecation, (Goligher, J., et al., 1984).”
Anorectal abscesses should be surgically drained upon discovery, (Stahl, T. J., 1992; Goligher, J. et al., 1984; Bassfort, T., 1992).”
Would a hemorrhoid pillow like The Buttpillow™️ Ergonomic Seat Cushion help an individual suffering with an anal fistula?
What is an anal fistula?
“An anal fistula (a tract from the rectum to the surrounding skin that bowel contents can escape from) is a chronic granulating tract connecting to epithelial-lined surfaces, (Stahl, T. J., 1992; Goligher, J., et al. 1984.”
“Anal fistulas are predominantly found in middle-aged men (Goligher, J., et al., 1984).”
Would a hemorrhoid pillow like The Buttpillow™️ Ergonomic Seat Cushion help an individual suffering with anal incontinence?
What is an anal incontinence?
“Anal incontinence is loss of control of flatus and feces, (Goligher, J., et al., 1984, and Toglia, M.R. 1996).”
“Young patients with incontinence may suffer from congenital anorectal deformities, secondary megaton (enlargement of the colon) from chronic constipation, or trauma to the anal sphincter apparatus, (Goligher, J., et al., 1984; Toglia, M.R., 1996).”
Women Are At Risk of Incontinence Due to Birth-Related Injury
“Women are particularly at risk for incontinence due to progressive denervation (loss of nerves) of the pelvic floor musculature (muscles) from prior birth-related injury, (Toglia, M.R., 1996).”
Pregnancy May Predispose Women to Hemorrhoids
“Pregnancy may predispose women to hemorrhoids because of increased intra-abdominal pressure from the pregnant uterus, constipation, hormonal venous dilation, (hemorrhoidal tissue contains high levels of estrogen receptors, Saint-Pierre, A., et al., 1982) and increased circulating blood volume. About 40 percent of pregnant women develop symptoms they attribute to hemorrhoids, (Simmons, S. C., 1972).”
Would a hemorrhoid pillow like The Buttpillow™️ Ergonomic Seat Cushion help a pruritus ani sufferer?
What is pruritus ani?
“Pruritus ani is the symptom complex consisting of intense itching and burning discomfort of the perianal skin, (Dailey, T.H., 1991).”
“Patients with pruritus ani are generally healthy, vigorous men (4:1 male/female ratio) aged 20 to 50 years, (Mazier, WP, 1994; Dailey, T.H. 1991).”
“Unfortunately, in most patients there is no demonstrable cause, (Mazier, WP, 1994).”
“Excessive anal wiping is discouraged as it may produce skin lichenification (thickening), (Aucoin, E.J., 1987). Loosely fitting, dry cotton undergarments should be worn.”
Would a hemorrhoid pillow like The Buttpillow™️ Ergonomic Seat Cushion help a Proctitis sufferer?
What is Proctitis?
“Proctitis describes an inflammation limited to the distal 10 cm of the rectum, (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1993).
“Infections proctitis usually is caused by sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea and chlamydia, (Bassford, T., 1992).”
Would a hemorrhoid pillow like The Buttpillow™️ Ergonomic Seat Cushion help a hidradenitis suppurativa sufferer?
What is hidradenitis suppurativa (disease of sweat glands)?
“Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic inflammatory disease of the apocrine sweat glands of the skin, (Goligher, J., et al., 1984).” It is often mistaken for fistulas, and usually develops after puberty. It is more common in people with oily skin.
Would a hemorrhoid pillow like The Buttpillow™️ Ergonomic Seat Cushion help a person with condyloma acuminatium (genital warts)?
What are genital warts?
“Anal warts appear to be most common in young men especially those engaging in anal intercourse, (Tedesco, F., et al., 1980).”
“Malignant degeneration of the underlying tissues (cancer) can occur, (Simon, J., 1985).”
“Anal condylomas (warts) are caused by the human papilloma-virus (HPV), (Cho, K., et al., 1992).”
It is known that HPV is linked to cervical cancer in women.
- Chapter 91, “Diseases of the Rectum and Anus,” by Thomas J. Zuber.
- MJA, Vol. 167, July, 1997, Clinical Practice, “Hemorrhoids: A Clinical Update,” written by Adrian L. Polglase, M.S., FRACS, Clinical Associate Professor and Colorectal Surgeon, Australia.