Hemorrhoids DO NOT rule!
Posted by mark on August 3, 2008
I would like to talk about my battle with hemorrhoids and subsequent skin tags – I don’t much like them, however, they are my reality and so I live with them as best I can. First, here is some good Mayo Clinic info on them: Hemorrhoids explained by the Mayo Clinic I think that it is common for us colon challenged individuals to have these issues. Here is a good video on Causes and symptoms of hemorrhoids Causes and Symptoms of Hemorrhoids.
Short video showing hemorrhoids photos and drawings (double click on video if it doesn’t embed on our site):
I asked my surgeon about having the anal skin tabs/tabs removed, I was told that they would make my life worse if tried to remove them (I’m still somewhat unclear why this was the advice I was given, but it has worked out well for me in the long run). This was good advice because since I’ve had my jpouch they are a lot less irritating than when I had UC. The skin tags/tabs are just left over skin now from untreated previous hemorrhoids – which I’ve offered to show Megan the beauty of them, but she always declines my offer – Although my hemorrhoid and skin tag issues are not so bad these days I do still deal with the pain of them when I experience more active butt burn. My main tips for caring for my hemorrhoids and skin tabs/tags are:
1. Keep the area clean and try to not upset the skin tags into an inflammation state.
2. I flip between products but I am a big believer for mild relief in Tucks Pads, these do soothe the area when upset.
3. My preferred creams are 3: Nupercanal, Tucks Cream, Cortaid Cream. These just help with removing some of the burning and itching. I seem to flip back and forth between these three.
Well, I figure if you are reading this blog, you are likely familiar with the ups and downs of hemorrhoids and such – and if you aren’t familiar with hemi’s then why are you reading?! No, just kidding, you’re welcome to read even if you don’t have strange bubbles of anal nerve endings inflamed making you feel like you have a golf ball on fire in between your butt cheeks.