I talked to my Doctor and told her of my fear. [stories of other people who had had the operation]. She said now-a-days the surgery isn't near as bad as it was. She seemed to think I wouldn't have any problems with it. Not her butt, right? Anyway, I would consider it because of the bleeding. They only ache in hot weather but the bleeding and discomfort after a BM is BAD. I think the longer you leave it, the worse it will get, so may as well bite the bullet now. What do you think?