oh pb...I am a woman too and I also had those wonderful butt in the air tables at my colorectal surgeon. Of course, he also had "trophies" of stuffed horses on his wall---not the head, but the back end! At the time, it was not so funny (fistula nightmare---no mare pun intended). Looking back (no back pun intended), it was kind of humorous
Your GI should be able to look at them. Mine jump right out at you so there is no "looking" for them. If yours are small enough to not be seen easliy...try to keep it that way!!!! seriously though...listen to pb4 about
no banding. Perhaps your GI never mentioned them because they are not unusual in CDers. He may have taken them for granted.
As for care...I don't use any prescript
ion drugs (although I am considering them now!!!). Keep the area clean, lots of warm water soaks and wipe gently is my best advice.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....