The problem got worse over time
But then they came back again after a while. The hemorrhoids started coming out when I went to the toilet. I would then try to push them back in again. I couldn’t have left the house otherwise. I had problems riding my bike and sitting down. I had to be particularly careful when doing sports because even the slightest bit of tension or pressure would make the hemorrhoids bleed. That was always really unpleasant. I had mucus discharge and itching too. Things were like that for a couple of years. Sometimes they got better, sometimes they got worse.
The problem got worse over time. I had burning, itching, bleeding and discharge. It really affected my quality of life. I didn’t go to the doctor for a long time because I thought the hemorrhoids would only come back again anyway, whatever we did. During that time I found that creams, warm baths and putting my legs up helped.
Back then I had bleeding nearly every time I went to the toilet. My wife tried to persuade me to go to the doctor. At one point I saw myself in the mirror and realized how big the hemorrhoids had become. I realized it was high time I got treatment. That was what made me decide to have another operation.