Hey guys, just thought I'd share my experience as this forum has been stalked by myself for almost a year now. I've had a largeish (I think) tag on my bottom for years now. It started as a small hem about a 10-15 years ago when I was in my very early 20s and was just a tiny little fold of skin, however the past few years it had grown to the size of a flat raisin. About 1x0.5cm. It's right on the edge of my anus next to my perineum. It's slowly destroyed my confidence as I felt revolting, and couldn't stand my partner going anywhere near the area.
I've been researching home remedies for a while now as I was told by my doctor "ignore it" even when I explained the damage it was doing, sounds stupid to be so worked up over something so small but it's made me feel awful for a while now.
I read up on this forum and eventually bought the tag-band kit, I banded it as soon as it arrived then immediately freaked out and took it off again. I've left it since but finally the other night decided I'd had enough.
I put two bands on as the first one didn't quite sit flush. It didn't hurt really, just a slight ache. The first night was fine, it went a kind of purpleish colour and just slightly throbbed. Yesterday was the same but it got slightly more painful as the day went on. Last night I can admit it was pretty sore, felt like cramps almost, I put some lidocaine cream on it and took a couple of Nurofen and managed to get an ok sleep.
Today I checked it and it's gone black and a bit hard/dry at the end so it looks like it's maybe properly working. I'm trying not to get too hopeful just yet, but it's at least doing something. And the pain is much better, still taking ibuprofen just in case and to reduce any swelling it might want to do haha.
I'll keep updating here as it goes. :)