Hey there, was lead to this group through someone on Reddit. 27M, have had internal hems for almost 7 or 8 years now. Never been too much of an issue. Occasional flare up, but would be back after a day or 2. Just lately (roughly 2 months ago) noticed a weird burning pain 20 - 30 minutes AFTER I’d have a BM. Hems would come out after a BM, but go back in a few minutes later. Went to my doc, said there’s no blood, no fissures, but my internal hems were very inflamed. Gave me venixxa and Anusol plus suppositories. Venixxa did nothing, suppositories help a bit, but not that much. It’s such a weird internal pain, it feels achey and burning for a few hours after a BM, especially when I sit. It’s interfered with my life so much, constantly uncomfortable, just been making me so depressed. I feel like I’ve tried everything at this point, diet change, medications, sitz baths, creams and naturals oils. Still the same pain day after day. I feel like I need the surgery but I’m pretty scared hearing some horror stories of the recovery..I have several internal hems at this point, mostly bright purple when I see them come out after a BM.
I forced my doc to get me in with a specialist but I’m still waiting on their call (been 3.5 weeks now).
Just wondering what I should do at this point..
Feel so helpless…