Before Surgery for bladder suspension & other repairs, my doctor found I had hemmroids. The first one he "rubber-banded" which was painless til it started to strangulate & had some pain. Right before surgery last Oct., he lazered the remaining two since they needed to heal before surgery. Had the surgery & was a success til I started to have UC flares quite frequently around the holidays & continue even now. With these flares, I'm afraid that the suspension of the bladder is being compromised & I also suspect that I have more hemmroids due to these flares. I go to my doctor on Thurs. to have him check out what's happening. I feel like the whole bottom is dropping out of my when I'm on my feet for any period of time. Is hemmroids a given side affect of UC flares? Will I constantly be treated for these until I go into remission? At this point, I don't see anything improving in the near future. I've been on Prednisone, Nexium, & Asacol for a month & am still suffering. I have also eliminated alcohol, caffeine, raw vegetables but nothing seems to help. Any advice from anyone?