Sorry to inflict this on you.
February 18, 2013 8:10 AM Subscribe
My question is disgusting and primarily about my butt. Details below.
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (28 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Hemorrhoids. I have had them for years. How do I cope?
I've asked several doctors about this, and each time I get the same answer - eat more fiber. I even specifically asked one about whether there was any way to actually get rid of them, and he said it wasn't worth it to try because whatever treatments exist would be more painful than the condition itself and were not guaranteed to be effective.
So now I am trying to figure out how to live with them and it's tricky in a couple of ways. One problem is that when they flare up (grade 3) they are painful. I can manage that. The real problem is how disgusting they are. I feel like the grossest vilest most nasty person. Even when things are mostly copacetic, there's stretched-out excess skin (I assume) hanging out disgustingly being ugly. This has totally outclassed whatever coping mechanisms I use to convince myself I am an appealing sexual partner even if I am not model-skinny or even if I do have yellow teeth. I am really worried that they will be visible during sex, especially in certain positions, and then I dunno, torrents of vomit and backing away and fleeing down the fire escape?
I literally have zero ideas of what to do about it. All the fiber in the world won't unstretch my stretchy skin. And during a flare up it's like something out of a horror movie.