Most of the time doctors/surgeons will not mess with them. They CAN be cut off, but that comes with risks and most of the time they are just bothersome and not causing harm. If they get unusually large and painful, a surgeon MIGHT consider removing, but that'd be the only reason, or so I've understood.
My surgeon gave me some ointments to help shrink it and stop the bleeding. Every now and then it itches and burns, but it's fine most the time. It's annoying more then anything.
Have you asked your doc for any ointments? I can't remember offhand what mine gave me.. it's in my bathroom with my other ointments!
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Remicade, moving onto a Clinical Trial called ABT-874 - Tentative start date - 10/2/08 - 10/16/08 - Infusion, every 4 weeks.
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
Addison Maria - 8/2/07 - 13 months old