This is extremely embarrassing. I am a 27 year old female who is in pretty good shape. Two summers ago, I realized that my iron count was low so I began taking iron supplements. One day, I took one too many and ended up VERY constipated. It was excruciatingly painful to defecate and after several attempts, I was finally able to go but I severely tore my anus. Every time I went after that, it ripped more and more. Now, my anus looks hideous from the chronic tears - it looks like very large tags and something like a gross flower or a a smooth coral reef. It's gross. I'm not sure if they're hemorrhoids because I've found only one photo on google that resembles what I have, and I've ruled out anal fissures. If it is hemorrhoids, what can I do to get rid of them? It's been almost two years since it first tore and now it looks like permanent. Even now, when I defecate, it tears a little and there is blood when I wipe. All I want is my anus to look normal again. It is very depressing and it is effecting my life drastically. I don't have health insurance so I haven't seen a specialist for this. Please help!!
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