Kinda Gross, but not sure what to do

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   Posted 11/5/2008 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   
about 2-3 weeks ago I had a painful Hemorrhoid form just on the outside of my bum. After about a week, it stopped hurting. However it hasn't gone away. Obviously I cant see it. I'm sure I could if I looked in a mirror. However it feels like a little balloon the size of the tip of my index finger.

Should I leave it alone? Should I try to pop it? Should I call my doctor?

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 11/5/2008 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Leave it alone, I think. I have had one for ages and it hasn't mattered, I think it's now a skin flap? My doc said and I have no doubt that removal would not be worth the discomfort that would cause.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, then Forte pills. 
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.

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   Posted 11/5/2008 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Gosh, DON'T POP IT, use hemmie ointment and if it doesn't go away or it gets worse get in to see your doc.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 11/5/2008 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
i have one from my last flare from the 10-15 a day bathroom visits...i just used the prep. H suppositories and the pain went away and it has gotten's still there a little bit though. my doc said if it isn't bothering me it isn't a problem. if it's bothering you though maybe ask your doc what you can do.
3x3 colazol a day (brand name)
prenatal vitamin
diagnosed with gestational diabetes caused by pred. (bad flare for 2 mos during pregnancy)
mommy of a beautiful baby girl born 8/25/08

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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 11/5/2008 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   

the last one i had was huge. i used the flushable wipes for when bathroom trips because they are less irritating. i would also put a cold wash cloth on it a few times a day to sooth it. it went away after a few weeks.


31 year old female diagnosed with UC (entire colon) Feb 2008
(4) 400mg Asacol 3x a day
Remicade 10mg/kg every 8 weeks
Omega 3 supp, calcium supp, VSL 3
Prednisone 18mg (tapering 2mg every week)

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   Posted 11/6/2008 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
try sitting on an ice pack, that works wonders for me.
29, happily married, stay at home mom to 3 year old son and new baby boy.
currently: possibly in a post-childbirth flare but not bad yet.
UC (probably pancolitis, but no c-scope yet), dx'd June 2006, started having major symptoms sometime in Jan 2006, about 3 months after childbirth. 2nd flare (minor) may 2007.

-Prednisone 8/28/06-2/28/07. and again may '07, 8 week course.
-Prayer! asacol, probio, ground psyllium husk, folic acid, cal-mag

may you live all the days of your life.

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