Yeah, those little grapes on the bum are not friendly, are they?!?
The friends that I have spoken to about having them removed surgically (and have done this surgery myself more times than I care to count), have given various feedback regarding post op tx; some with good outcomes, and others that make my toes curl.
On an off note, I have to tell you a funny story about when I first met my father-in-law. He is a minister and has a very black-and-white view of the world. He believes that women should stay at home, cook, clean, take care of the house, etc. while the man earns a living. He also believes that women should not speak unless spoken to. Those of you who know me understand that I am pretty outspoken, although I recognize when to put a lid on it. After sitting on the couch for an uncomfortable 3 hours making small talk (well, my husband and his dad were talking), the conversation rolls around to my FIL's hemorrhoids. Yes, HIS HEMORRHOIDS. The man is a closet hypochondriac, and thought that he was going to bleed out from his "unfriendly grapes". It was only after my husband did not have an answer to a question that my FIL turned to me and said, "You are a nurse. What say you?" OMG!!! I couldn't believe he actually phrased his question like that! After I went on to explain what hemorrhoids were and the tx options available to him, he started 'machine gunning' medical questions to me. He described every nick, every ailment, every pain, every weird feeling to me and demanded to know what the cause was for every single sx he listed. Holy mother!
Finally got thru the Inquisition and had dinner. As we were leaving to go home, he actually pulled up his shirt and asked me if I thought the mole on his chest was cancer. EGAD!!! Poor hubby just shook his head and gave me a "honey I love you for being so patient" look.
I have interacted with you, Kooky a number of times on this forum. I know that you understand the TOS. I don't think that you are breaking the TOS by asking this question, because you never stated that you were looking for tx options yourself. You are asking which tx options are the least painful and the most effective. However, I can see how your question could
be viewed as asking for medical advice. Just be cautious on how you phrase your questions.