A 39-year-old male asked:
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how should i treat myself following surgery to remove hemorrhoids in order to minimize pain, particularly during bowel movements?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Diet: Drink plenty of water after surgery. Minimize the use of narcotic pain medications. Follow the directions of your surgeon. Warm bath to sit in may help. Avoid straining ; constipation. Use fiber supplement like metamucil. Take a mild laxative if needed like milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide).
Answered on Mar 15, 2014
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Dr. William Bisordi
47 years experience Gastroenterology
Good Hygiene, soft..: Hello, you should have very careful hygiene measures, using tucks (witch hazel) or cottonelles or similar after each bm. Also strive to keep bm soft. This is best done with bulk agents such as metamucil and fiber in your diet with plenty of fluids.
Answered on Jan 13, 2014

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