Not to be the butt of the joke, but recently I had hemorrhoids. I love riding my bikes every opportunity I get. After taking off one day and returning home nearly sidesaddle I figured I would opt for surgery. I pulled up the title above and no real anecdotes. Lucky for me my wife found Emuaid and researched the heck out of it. What do you know, the stuff worked. $60.00 for a small 2oz container. Cheaper than my deductible so now I think it was a great deal. Hopefully no one here will ever have this issue. It is a real pain in the a**. I would also recommend application before a ride and not during. All I know is getting old sucks. Things just happen to you for no reason. Keep the wheels down and good health to all.