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Health advice needed
  • Love_isLove_is
    Posts: 1,672
    Hello People, :)

    I just found out recently when I was pre-lubing myself prior to an Aneros session that I have a small firm bump in my anal canal about the size of half a pea. And that pressing on it gives a small twinge of pain that corresponds with a similar twinge of pain I've been getting from hard anal contractions during Aneros sessions.

    Any idea what this might be?

    Is it serious, as far as should I immediately be going to my doctor?

    And can a doctor safely remove this with no negative consequences?

    Thanks.

    Love_is
  • rookrook
    Posts: 1,604
    Hey Love_is,
    That says some pretty positive things about the lube technique you use. And, that you're observant. I'd have not spotted something like that.

    Not being a doc, I've no clue what might grow there butt if it's a small polyp you may have just made a major extension in you life expectancy! Getting those things excised while they are still benign does all sorts of good for one's mental health.

    Probably a good idea to have your doc take a gander at it. Quick glance with a proctoscope or transparent speculum should tell the tale (or is that "tail"?) If you can persuade your pri-care doc to do this rather than referring you to a surgeon, you'll save a bunch of time and perhaps needless expense. I've had the 'roid' checked this way and it's quick.

    Remember that docs all have humongous egos. As a 'master of the back door,' try to contain your ego and don't offer suggestions about which lube to use. Just go along with the program, play dumb and, leave your Shea Butter at home! : lol :

    Plse keep us informed. rook
  • slimjm
    Posts: 497
    As a real life doc I've examined these on others and had one myself. What you're describing sounds exactly like a small thrombosed hemorrhoid in the anal canal. I would be just about certain that's all it is if you were able to tell me you didn't feel it at all lubing yourself recently and then just suddenly on a subsequent occasion you felt a hard, about half pea size bump right in the anal canal. These don't have to be excised and will absorb on their own in a couple weeks (the tiny amount of congealed blood in the vein that underlies the skin of the anal canal is what absorbs during that time). I certainly don't want to suggest you ignore seeing your physician about it, though. I had a buddy of mine check mine out to be sure also and it was reassuring. Sure enough, in a couple weeks it was gone and yours probably will too.

    And you don't have to avoid using the Aneros in the interim. In fact, I think it helps with treating and preventing hemorrhoids. Of course, do the usual other stuff too, like keeping it clean and lubricated and avoiding hard bowel movements and straining. Warm sitz baths help, but usually more so when the hemorrhoid actually protrudes out the anus.
  • Love_isLove_is
    Posts: 1,672
    Hello rook & slimjim, :)

    Thank you both your detailed replies. I think it has been there for at least a month if not more. Part of me shamefully didn't want to admit there was anything unusual going in on in my anus. So I pretended to ignore it. And I have been doing Aneros sessions in the mean time as it is fortunately not a session killer. I think it is going to be best for me just to suck it up and make an appointment to have it diagnosed.

    And thank you for your humor regarding the lube rook! I honestly can say it had never occurred to me to bring my own "preferred" anal lube to a doctors appointment! LOL I'm perfectly ok with letting the doctor do his/her job. :D

    Love_is
  • Love_isLove_is
    Posts: 1,672
    Ok, so I had my doctor appointment this morning. Turns out I have several internal hemorrhoids. Nothing is bleeding though. Apparently they were too small for him to feel with his finger through the glove. So he used a scope of some sort. The funny thing is, the scope was much more gentle to take than his finger twisting all around trying to feel them. Next time I'll just suggest going right for the scope first. I guess once you've had Aneros plastic in your ass... Taking a different type of plastic is not so different! LOL I guess I have a dual purpose for my hardly used Peridise models due to not much previous success with them. Time to start using them. In addition I'll have to get back to squatting on the toilet seat to allow for easier bowel movements with less straining. Thanks again for the replies.

    Love_is
  • Badger
    Posts: 654
    I had one of those sigmoidoscopes rammed up my butt about 30 years ago, in a procedure I'm inclined to call "Up Periscope." It's a +2ft long tube about 1in dia that they use to straighten out your lower intestines to look at hemorrhoids, polyps and such. Everynove they made with it caused cascades of sweat, it was so painful. I think it was been banned by the Geneva Convention long before water boarding, which I think might be less discomforting.

    These new flexible devices are a marvel, they are so small.
  • Love_isLove_is
    Posts: 1,672
    Hello Badger, :)

    Yeah, this device was a rather small transparent plastic cone shaped device that wasn't difficult or painful to get in. Of course being an anal expert from Aneros use certainly helped! ;) I think it was called some sort of speculum. Probably designed just to visually see what is going on in the walls of the anus. I can't imagine having had the procedure you endured! Yikes!

    Love_is
  • slimjm
    Posts: 497
    Yes, Love_is, you got an anoscopy, far shorter in inserted length and much less painful than the old rigid proctosigmoidoscopy which is not too bad in the straight lower portion of the rectum ("rectum" coming from the Latin meaning straight, as in rectus or erect). But when the old rigid proctoscope, a.k.a. "silver stallion", tried to make the turns into the lower sigmoid (S-curved) portion of the colon, that's when the sweat would pop out. The new flexible fiberoptic scopes thankfully have relegated that torture to the past.