firstly i would say that paying $170 is not a waste, you have to get these seen to and by a specialist, Period....
if the swelling appears shortly after a Bowel Movement and then goes away a few hours early , to me (and I'm no expert but speaking from my own experience) it sounds like a prolapse. This is what i had and i can tell you that it only gets worse with age. They get bigger and if left untreated will end up prolapsing 24/7.
Thrombosed are hard clots that take weeks to reside and are a lot more painful than an internal prolapsing.
Put dignity aside and get your bum sorted asap
in the meantime try not to strain, take a stool softener, (which is not necessarily a laxative) drink 2lts+ water a day, apples and avoid processed food
best of luck
Originally Posted by ghoulz
If you dont mind me asking- can you share your symptoms with me? My GP seems to think I could be suffering from either or..
My "telltale" symptom is swelling and lumps around the outside of my anus that varies in degree of blue/purple/natural color.. swelling goes away after an hour sometimes longer. Also blood when wiping.
Seeing a specialist in the coming weeks to confirm.. are they likely to do any procedures for my first appointment or am I paying $170 for nothing?