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Anal skin tag hell

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somethingelsenow73 Sat 17-Nov-18 12:23:00

Hi there, looking for support on this. I have one anal skin tag. Had it for 3.5 years but it swelled up (dr’s say it is small though) a couple of weeks ago when I got constipated. It drives me to distraction. Not painful, no bleeding but if it is so uncomfortable to even walk around for more than 10/15 mins. It kinda feels heavy/ achy if I’ve been stood up for more than an hour. Hence my life is severely affected, I limit my movement and can feel it all the time. Saw a private consultant who said he’ll remove it under a GA but I am such a wuss- so worried about recovery, and getting through Christmas with kids if I have it done early Dec as he suggests. It’s really getting me down. I know it’s disproportionate. Has anyone got recent experience?

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Birdie6 Sat 17-Nov-18 12:49:24

Will you do need to get it removed, so if you're worried about Christmas , make an appointment for January.

I had some hemorrhoids removed, which would be similar , and it took about 2 weeks before I was really fine again.

somethingelsenow73 Sat 17-Nov-18 15:38:18

Thank you Birdie. How long did it take for you to be able to go out the house for short periods?

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Littlegoth Sat 17-Nov-18 15:41:55

I had one of these and my GP froze it off with liquid nitrogen. Not pleasant at the time but over very quickly - is there no chance of your GP doing this? You have my sympathy a remember what a complete FPITA this was (pun intended! grin)

somethingelsenow73 Sat 17-Nov-18 15:58:50

Thanks littlegoth, it is really getting me down now. Spent most of the day in bed so that I don’t have the discomfort all the time. Ridiculous. I have read that these can be frozen off but it it doesn’t seem to be common practice across the board sad

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Littlegoth Sat 17-Nov-18 17:46:31


ChoudeBruxelles Sat 17-Nov-18 17:49:35

I had an anal skin tag removed 3 1/2 weeks ago. The op was fine. Very quick. I’ve had 2 1/2 weeks off work. It was painful for the first few days and I was scared to poo (despite the laxatives given to me at the hospitalto take after discharge). After that it was uncomfortable. I most had that amount of time off as I could sleep well. The discomfort would wake me up when I moved.

It’s sooo much better now. Glad I had it done.

Funnyface1 Sun 18-Nov-18 09:31:05

I had one removed last year. I was put to sleep and it was cut off and left to heal on it own. Bothered me for 8 weeks afterwards, then it was fine. Totally worth it, do it after Christmas.

somethingelsenow73 Sun 18-Nov-18 11:07:52

Choude and funny- how long before you could go out for short trips, walking around (slowly) for 15 mins or so?

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Funnyface1 Sun 18-Nov-18 12:57:17

About 7 days for me. I had other bum stuff corrected at the same time though so it was a lot for me and I really had to take it steady.

ChoudeBruxelles Sun 18-Nov-18 17:33:35

I went for a short walk round the local shop a few days later. Was knackered afterwards though

Smoochie85 Sat 25-May-19 11:03:32

I’m due to have a large skin tag removed under GA and I’m petrified! I’ve read so many horror stories. How did the op go for you ladies?

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