I had 41 staples after my surgery in June. I'd never had staples before and wondered about
getting them out, too. I went to my surgeon's office to get them out. They didn't numb me, but I hardly felt any of them coming out. A few of them stung a bit, but any pain was gone almost immediately. It really went fast! I've never had staples on the bottom end, though. If someone is driving you, you could probably take something beforehand, but you should be okay without, I'd think.
Ulcerative Pancolitis (dx'd 6/2002)
Colectomy w/ileostomy 6/2/09; i
ron infusions; Aranesp injection every week for anemia;
Remicade; Pentasa; 6-MP; Prednisone; Lialda; Asacol
various meds for other conditions