Skin tags/piles?....

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Helenymelany
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   Posted 7/17/2009 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I am blessed enough to have 3 skin tags round my anus which used to be piles, but I guess they are both depending on how my UC is doing.
Most mornings after however many BM I have they really hurt - like alot! It takes painkillers and proctoseydyl and time about 3-4 hours for them to calm down.
I'd love to get them surgically removed but have heard many horror stories and the surgeon I saw said it was a bad idea.
 
Does anyone relate or have any stories/ advice about this/these...
 
I look forward to hearing from you turn

basa0806
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   Posted 7/17/2009 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Has you GI checked them out? Just for the info...there is a type of skin tag only associated with Crohn's. I believe they are called perianal skin tags. I don't have the link for what the look like but I'm sure pb does :)
I have a pretty big skin tag on my boot-ay too (and it isn't a perianal). I haven't had it removed but if you end up going that route I'd like to hear about. Its really getting in the way these days...
Sam(antha)
20 year old college student diagnosed with UC in March 2005
Remission since January/April 2006-->THREE YEARS!!!!!
Meds: 3 750mg Colazal 2x daily, 25mg Amitriptyline, 75mg Effexor XR for GAD, ortho lo
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."
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Helenymelany
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   Posted 7/18/2009 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   

Yes they have been checked and supposedly aren't so bad, but we can always find someone worse and better off than ourselves. I was told that the ones associated with crohn's if removed surgically can turn into a non healing ulcer! Yikes~! So surgery is not an option even if I am 100% UC, the price is way to high!

Maybe I should embrace my 3, name them, give them some love and they might be less of a pain in the arse!

I've just started the sunflower & spinach diet and am seeing improvements already - glad you are in remission maybe I will do that too?.......

turn
Diagnosed with Proctitis UC in Jan 2007 but never realised the seriousness of it....given Pentasa suppositories.....Nov/Dec 2008 very ill - thought it was food poisoning so was prescribed antibiotics twice then ended up in Hospital for 11 days on IV Steroids tapering off with Prednisolone Pancolitis now diagnosed!....another flare in April hospitalised for 12 days put onto Azathioprine and the prednisolone which has now finished. Hooray!
 
Presently Daily - Pentasa 4 tablets am & pm - 100mg Azathiprine - Asacol enema when needed
 
Alternatively I take a herbal tincture created for me by the Archway Clinic of Herbal Medicine which is great - I am taking a homeopathic treatment - Aloe Vera tablets - Slippery Elm tablets - Echinachia tablets - Floradix Herbal Iron Tonic - Royal Jelly
 


basa0806
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   Posted 7/18/2009 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes yes yes, non-healing ulcers are SO NOT an option!! I couldn't even imagine!! It's good you've had them checked out though, just to be on the safe side. Mine doesn't normally hurt but it gets in the way of...well cleaning...lol!
What are you thinking about for names then tongue
Sam(antha)
20 year old college student diagnosed with UC in March 2005
Remission since January/April 2006-->THREE YEARS!!!!!
Meds: 3 750mg Colazal 2x daily, 25mg Amitriptyline, 75mg Effexor XR for GAD, ortho lo
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."
Maya Angelou


Helenymelany
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   Posted 7/19/2009 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure... any suggestions welcome - how about Pinky Perky & Poodle?!!!!!! lol
Diagnosed with Proctitis UC in Jan 2007 but never realised the seriousness of it....given Pentasa suppositories.....Nov/Dec 2008 very ill - thought it was food poisoning so was prescribed antibiotics twice then ended up in Hospital for 11 days on IV Steroids tapering off with Prednisolone Pancolitis now diagnosed!....another flare in April hospitalised for 12 days put onto Azathioprine and the prednisolone which has now finished. Hooray!
 
Presently Daily - Pentasa 4 tablets am & pm - 100mg Azathiprine - Asacol enema when needed
 
Alternatively I take a herbal tincture created for me by the Archway Clinic of Herbal Medicine which is great - I am taking a homeopathic treatment - Aloe Vera tablets - Slippery Elm tablets - Echinachia tablets - Floradix Herbal Iron Tonic - Royal Jelly
 


pb4
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   Posted 7/19/2009 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

I have crohn's which is affecting my colon (crohn's colitis) but my CD started out with perianal crohn's skin tags which can be properly DX by a specialist (a good one, mine were misDX as hemmies by the first "specialist" I saw and it landed me in a heap of trouble)...so I'm posting this link so you can compare what yours look like to the (second set of pics in the link) of what the perianal crohn's skin tags look like...and just to note, if they look the same as what's in the pics (remember, the second set of pics (below) as the first set (above) are of hemmies) then it's likely you were misDX and actually have CD and not UC since these specific tags are linked to CD only.

http://www.emedmag.com/html/pre/fea/features/011504.asp
 



:)


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


Helenymelany
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   Posted 7/20/2009 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
OMG! lucky at work nobody looked over my shoulder at those pics! I'm very happy to say I think mine relate to the sentinel pile more than any of the others. I have had a few Dr's look at them.
Whatever I have I want to overcome it - as we all do - hence we are here helping each other, funnily enough the skintags have got better since I posted this the other day. May they continue to stay that way.
Thankyou for sharing that info with me, it is much appreciated
 
turn  
Diagnosed with Proctitis UC in Jan 2007 but never realised the seriousness of it....given Pentasa suppositories.....Nov/Dec 2008 very ill - thought it was food poisoning so was prescribed antibiotics twice then ended up in Hospital for 11 days on IV Steroids tapering off with Prednisolone Pancolitis now diagnosed!....another flare in April hospitalised for 12 days put onto Azathioprine and the prednisolone which has now finished. Hooray!
 
Presently Daily - Pentasa 4 tablets am & pm - 100mg Azathiprine - Asacol enema when needed
 
Alternatively I take a herbal tincture created for me by the Archway Clinic of Herbal Medicine which is great - I am taking a homeopathic treatment - Aloe Vera tablets - Slippery Elm tablets - Echinachia tablets - Floradix Herbal Iron Tonic - Royal Jelly
 

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