Anyone removed a hemmoroid that wasn't bothering them?

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   Posted 5/13/2008 11:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm part of the Hemmie Club, thankfully, it doesnt bother me.
I want to remove it though, so i dont have to worry abt it acting up or developing a clot, thrombosing, prolapsing and all that jazz.
(I hear rubber band ligation is the safest route)
I'm curious if anyone has gotten one removed even if it didnt bother you.

Dx: Dec. 2006 with UC
F, 23, NYC
Thank G-d - Prednisone then 6MP, Rowasa and Asacol brought remission
Now Asacol 4tabs 2x a day.
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   Posted 5/14/2008 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Nope. In fact, even the big one I had that did bother me from time to time I never had fixed. Finally, when I was at the worst of my flare, it opened and drained one day. I was bleeding and hurting so much already, I didn't even notice when it happened, but later noticed it was gone.

Cheaper than surgery.
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Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
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   Posted 5/14/2008 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Nope. I had a thrombosed hemmie. I actually met with the surgeon per my doc's instructions and the surgeon said he would remove it but I should just let it go away. It went away less than two weeks later. I know everyone is different though. Good luck!

32 year old female
Dx'd 3 years ago
Diagnosis goes between CD and UC
Meds: Remicade, Colazal, Lisinopril (high BP), Prevacid, Prilosec OTC, Metformin, Iron, vitamin

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   Posted 5/15/2008 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I wish I would have.  I had one thrombose and it was excruciating.  They thought I had Crohns and nobody wanted to operate so I was hospitalized for a week before they figured it wasn't going away and removed it surgically.  Then they told me horror stories like it might never heal but it did.  It took a long time though.  I guess if you're really worried I'd have it removed.  Hopefully someone who had it done when they were okay will answer you so you'll have a better idea of what to expect.  I'm sure banding can't be as bad as surgery.  Good luck.

40 yrs young
dx UC (pancolitis) Dec 03 then re-dx to Crohns colitis April 04 then re-dx again to UC Dec 07-currently taking no meds and in remission

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