Re: Would a lateral sphincterotomy help prolapsed hemorrhoids?
Thanks for your reply! I'm pretty sure there are two internal hemorrhoids that prolapse with every BM. I underwent 4 of the Laser IRC treatments in attempt to shrink them with no lasting effect. The doctor told me several times they are very large, especially for someone my age (27). I've had at least 3 doctors have a "look" and none have mentioned anything different (such as the enlarged papilla that you mentioned).
I'm curious b/c I feel the cause of the hemorrhoids may be from straining to get out a BM b/c the spincter is too tight. I'm starting to think that the LIS procedure could help losen everything up, making it easier to go and hence less toilet time and straining. Any thoughts???
I've been told I'm a tight-@$$, but now I don't think this is exactly what people meant. j/k