I've had very sore, stinging piles for the past week or so now. I've had internal piles before but I'm pretty sure these are external ones and I haven't felt pain like it before! Sometimes if I move a certain way, it irritates them and I can't hide the tears, I feel like such a weakling but it's so painful. I should also mention that I have leaky gas but it's more blood that is coming out. I've been using Anusol suppositories and cream since last Wednesday or so and I felt there were helping a little until a BM (sorry) and then it would go back to square one. I was using suppositories in the morning and before I went to bed and just topping up the cream the same times and also after each BM. I barely slept last night and was up to the toilet every 2-3 hours. As I had a BM not long after the suppository before going to bed, I put another one in and applied cream and it really stung and was itchy. I thought it would be just for 5 minutes or so but it kept on going. I was in pain for about an hour but eventually got back to sleep. I woke up about 4 hours later (still stinging) and after a BM i applied more cream. The stinging was just unbearable and I had to wash it off. I read a forum online that said that it could mean the piles are 'open' and you shouldn't put cream on them and see a doctor, which I think I'll be doing Monday morning.
Has anyone else had this problem? I'm a sufferer of PI-IBS and things were starting to get a little better with my stomach and then this happened! Very frustrating... any help would be much appreciated.