I guess you won't be taking it in the trunk anymore? Ya shoulda known better, genius.<quoted text>
Believe me, during a serious hemorrhoid attack, you will do *anything* to relieve the pain. I had them bad enough that I needed a hemorrhoidectomy. Let's just say that a 6" needle *there* was a better alternative than what I was experiencing. After the in-office surgery, I had another flare-up and needed to have emergency surgery in the hospital. The recovery was literally the worst pain I have had in my life.
Now, I have not had a kidney stone or (obviously) given birth, but my wife said that birth looked better than what I went through. So, if I was around 3000 years ago and someone suggested a nice, cool shark liver as a relief? No problem!