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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Still early: It's still early on - your anorectal region is adapting. Speak with the surgeon that did your operation.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Two general methods: Rectocele is basically a hernia of the rectal wall into the vagina. Many women have no symptoms from rectocele and do not need repair. Symptomatic r ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
What the surgeon say: Your surgeon will give you all the information both pre / post op. Ask all your questions up front and be informed
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
31 years experience Urogynecology
Depends: The surgery might not be too painful depending on the amount of dissection and the location of dissection for the repair. Certainly you will be uncom ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Temporarily: The pain from hernia surgery is dependent on the location of the hernia and the method of repair. Most hernia operations are performed as out-patient ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Turbinate surgery: It depends on what technique is used. There are minimally invasive procedures such as Coblation turbinate reduction ,endoscopic microdebrider turbinat ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: The vast majority of cosmetic procedures have little or no discomfort. There are some procedures which may be more uncomfortable than others (such a ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Not the worst one: Although, hemorrhoidectomy (hemorrhoid excision) is not the most difficult surgery, there may be discomfort associated with it in the postoperative pe ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naresh Ahuja
24 years experience Bariatrics
No: Most of the hiatal hernia are performed through minimally invasive techniques with minimal post operative pain. Often times hiatal hernias are repaire ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Not needed: All surgeries have some pain, but the idea is to keep the pain to an absolute minimum. Hymens are not needed, so no surgery should be done for that. R ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not very painfull: Like any other surgery you need pain medication after the surgery.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 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. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
It varies: For the surgery , you are out. But there can be some significant pain post op depending on the type of operation.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lehrer
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually not: Most of the time patients have very little discomfort after surgery. Sometimes there is occasional sensation like an eyelash in the eye.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kim
35 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: Hemorrhoid surgery and rectocele surgery are different surgeries and each have several options available. Would be best to have the specific surgery y ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Tv really does vary. It is not so much the "size" of the surgery that is important for long term good results in an incisional hernia repair as it is ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: What type of procedure you are having and what type of anesthesia?
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
No: A rhinoplasty is associated with nasal congestion and achiness after, like a sinus infection or bad cold. The pain is not usually that bad.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Not always: It can improve with stool softeners and fiber but often requries surgical correction. Mild symptoms or disease in the elderly or ill may preclude the ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prashant Sinha
18 years experience General Surgery
Overnight lap: Depending on the size of the hernia you usually stay overnight or two days. While a few places may offer it as a same day procedure it requires being ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It depends: As with all pain, your pain after TMJ surgery is multifactorial and depends on a lot of factors, including how much pain you are in before surgery and ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Inguinal Hernia: A reducible inguinal hernia means that with pressure, it reduces or returns back into the abdominal cavity. With standing, coughing, sneezing...it oft ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
No but : What the reason to remove , is complicated , like infection inside tissue planes, must speak to your surgeon , most common cause for chronic pain th ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience Trauma Surgery
No single answer: Any surgery is trauma to the body and will result in some amount of pain. There is no single operation that can be considered the most painful, as pai ... Read More

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