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is a hemorrhoidectomy painful

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Some times: Most of the time less painful than C-section which is a major surgery.
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
No.: Major abdominal surgery such as a cesarean section is much more painful than a hemorrhoidectomy.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Syed Tahir
47 years experience General Surgery
classical hemorrhoid: Means years ago excision of hemorrhoids were very painful and pain lasted for weeks and of course labor pain ends in few hours. But latest staple hemo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Care of hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are dilation and swelling of the expandable tissue around the rectal opening. Non operative treatment recommended, and includes bowel reg ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Surgical: Removal of the 3 internal hemorrhoidal veins and generally a disruption of the network of external hemorrhoidal veins.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Sometimes: It depends on the type of hemorrhoid and the way that the hemorrhoidectomy is done. For example, internal hemorrhoids (on the inside of the anus) usua ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Days to weeks: Can be painful for days or weeks depending on each person. More discomfort maybe with standard incisional surgery & maybe less discomfort with interna ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
29 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Many: Other treatment options include topical medication, infrared coagulation, injection sclerotherapy and rubberband ligation. Theses are quick, painless ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
29 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
3weeks: Generally a week out of work.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Syed Tahir
47 years experience General Surgery
No set time.: There are many different ways to do hemorrhoidectomy and recovery time depends on the procedure adopted. In old classical hemorrhoidectomy it used to ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Depends: It depends on how bad the hemorrhoids are and how many. Recovery may take 2 weeks or two months depending on how extensive the surgery.

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