First off, I've had UC for more than 10 years with an occasional hemorrhoid here and there. I developed a rather large one last Wednesday which I believed to be an external hemorrhoid. For the first few days I tried everything to get it to shrink...my doctor even prescribed a hydrocortizone / steroid cream to help shrink it. By Saturday I noticed a dark purple area forming and also bleeding from that area. By late Sunday and Monday morning, the purple area had grown rather large and I was in extreme pain. I was due for a regular GI checkup on Monday morning so when he looked at it his first words were "woah". He immediately called to a general surgeon in the office across the hall to have it "lanced". He had it written down as a Thrombosed Internal Hemorrhoid but I still believe it to be external. When I saw the surgeon he recommended to remove the blood clot immediately. After local anesthetic, he made a small incision and proceeded to squeeze out the clot (sorry for the gory details lol). What I'm left with now though is a hard lump of skin the same size as the hemorrhoid originally was. There is no pain except for the tenderness of the incision which has not healed yet. He said it could take weeks or even months for the skin lump to tighten up or retract. He said its just a flap of skin which is hard to the touch. Has anyone had an experience with this same procedure ending up with the hard lump of skin on the outside and if so did it go away? He said after it heals, he'll prescribe me a steroid cream to try and shrink it. I would appreciate any suggestions or information if you've had a similiar experience...I'm just concerned about
this large lump which I would love to go away!