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Can you do regular activities a week after hemorrhoid surgery?

Can you do regular activities a week after hemorrhoid surgery?

Yes: If you are not in much pain, you can resume most daily activities. You may find you are swollen and sore at the end of a long day on your feet.
I would avoid any strenuous exercise for another week or two. ...Read more

Dr. Sean O Donovan
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Hemorrhoid Surgery (Definition)

Hemorrhoid surgery is a procedure done to treat enlarged hemorrhoids. There are several variations, depending on the type of hemorrhoids you have, their size, and your doctor's expertise in a particular procedure. Most are done as an outpatient. While the biggest complaint is pain following surgery, newer procedures are able to minimize discomfort and ...Read more


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Will going back to work one week after hemorrhoid surgery affect my recovery time?

Will going back to work one week after hemorrhoid surgery affect my recovery time?

Usually not: Unless you job requires prolonged standing or heavy lifting (over 25 pounds) going back to work in a week should be okay. You can help the doctor determine by how you feel and your knowledge of what the job requires. You may still have a sense of urgency, so the availability of toilet facilities may also detern=mine how soon you return to work. ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed a lot after hemorrhoid surgery?

Is it normal to bleed a lot after hemorrhoid surgery?

Recovery: During recovery from rectal hemorrhoid surgery it is okay for some bleeding. Check with your surgery team, they will know best your limits. In the meantime hold pressure for 10 minutes while lying down. ...Read more

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What Is The Best Food To Eat After Hemorrhoid Surgery?

What Is The Best Food To Eat After Hemorrhoid Surgery?

Anuyjing: You can actually eat anything you'd like. I recommend considering a soft or liquid diet for 2-3 days. Also take a still softener once or twice a day. Drink plenty of water and start trying to eat 20-30 grams of fiber a day ...Read more

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Most comfortable way to sleep after hemorrhoid surgery?

Most comfortable way to sleep after hemorrhoid surgery?

I am not aware: That there would be any specific sleeping position that would assist in reducing the discomforts after hemorrhoid surgery. ...Read more

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Do people get fecal incontinence after hemorrhoid surgery?

Do people get fecal incontinence after hemorrhoid surgery?

Hemorrhoid complicat: One of the complications of hemorrhoid surgery is incontinence to feces or gas. This occurs if the muscles of the anal sphincter are excessively stretched or cut during the surgery. The incontinence may be temporary or permanent depending on the type of injury. ...Read more

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After hemorrhoid surgery approximately how long before bowel movements return to normal and what is the best diet for after surgery?

After hemorrhoid surgery approximately how long before bowel movements return to normal and what is the best diet for after surgery?

One of the major: Determinants is whether you have general anesthesia or not (anesthetics paralyze bowel) and how many narcotic pain killers you take afterward. Many doctors advise starting stool softeners/fiber supplements before surgery. Stay super well-hydrated. Prune or apple juice may be helpful; raw veggies, while good for fiber, may be painful to pass. Two weeks, 3 at outside, and all should be good:) ...Read more

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I have to take fiber supplements after hemorrhoid surgery and Metamucil is causing me a lot of pain (bloating and cramps). What's the alternative?

I have to take fiber supplements after hemorrhoid surgery and Metamucil is causing me a lot of pain (bloating and cramps). What's the alternative?

Fiber sources: Http://www. Healthline. Com/health/digestive-health/whats-the-best-fiber-supplement#2

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948

You may also consider taking gas-x before you take your metamucil to decrease gas a known side effect. 1 serving metamucil powder is 2.4 gm soluble fiber.

Discuss options with your doc ...Read more

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I have mucus discharge from my anus after hemorrhoids surgery is it normal?

I have mucus discharge from my anus after hemorrhoids surgery is it normal?

Yes: The anal crypts along the dentate line (2cm from anal verge) express increased mucous production for a few weeks until the inflammation resolves... ...Read more

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Will going back to work one week after a hemorrhoid surgery affect my recovery?

Will going back to work one week after a hemorrhoid surgery affect my recovery?

Probably not: Depending what you do at work, going back to work early probably won't effect the results of your surgery. It may depend upon how your recovery is proceeding. You should discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Do I need to stay in the hospital after my hemorrhoid surgery?

Do I need to stay in the hospital after my hemorrhoid surgery?

No: Most hemorrhoid surgery is done as an outpatient however you will need a limitted activity for 7-14 days post op and do warm bath tub soaks 3x per day for the first 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the difference between anusol ointment and cream?! Can I continue taking iron tablets after a hemorrhoids surgery? When can I have sex?

What is the difference between anusol ointment and cream?! Can I continue taking iron tablets after a hemorrhoids surgery? When can I have sex?

See below: No substantial difference between ointment and cream. You may continue taking iron tablets as prescribed by your doctor. You may have sex when you are ready and feel like having it.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoid surgery, what to expect??

Hemorrhoid surgery, what to expect??

Pain & constipation: Pain and constipation can be expected after hemarrhoid surgery. ...Read more

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How effective is hemorrhoid surgery?

How effective is hemorrhoid surgery?

Very: Depending on the procedure. Rubber banding in the office for smaller internal hemorrhoids works well. Surgical excision or hemorrhoid stapling for larger combined internal & external hemorrhoids very effective with low risk of recurrence. ...Read more

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What's the recovery time for hemorrhoid surgery?

Varies: Get the specifics from your surgeon. The nature/ complexity of surgery, any complication postoperatively, and the most unpredictable of all - individual factors can all impact your recovery. I have patients back to normal in 1 wk and some will take a month to feel normal. ...Read more

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What can I expect when getting hemorrhoid surgery?

Depends: There are several types of hemorrhoid operations that are tailored depending on the severity of your hemorrhoids and whether they are internal, external or both. Internal hemorrhoids can be addressed with less pain and short recovery. External or large complex hemorrhoids require more work in the anal canal where there are more nerves causing more pain for longer. ...Read more

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Is hemorrhoid surgery a better option than living with them?

Is hemorrhoid surgery a better option than living with them?

Simetimes: Hemmorrhoidectomy is a painful procedure but for patients who have not improved despite maximal medical therapy it may offer definitive treatment. Expect 2 weeks of sugnificang discomfort after surgery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hemorrhoid surgery?

What is the definition or description of: hemorrhoid surgery?

Hemorrhoid Surgery: Hemorrhoid surgery is a procedure done to treat enlarged hemorrhoids. There are several variations, depending on the type of hemorrhoids you have, their size, and your doctor's expertise in a particular procedure. Most are done as an outpatient. While the biggest complaint is pain following surgery, newer procedures are able to minimize discomfort and time spent off work/school. ...Read more

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Is hemorrhoid surgery a difficult surgery what's the downtime?

Is hemorrhoid surgery a difficult surgery what's the downtime?

Depends: There are different ways hemorrhoids are treated. Internal hemorrhoids are treated by banding them with a rubber band. Painless with some cramping. Large external hemorrhoids removal is painful. Large hemorrhoids that prolapse or protrude can be treated with a stapling technique. A very well tolerated procedure. Surgery for hemorrhoids should always be a last resort. ...Read more

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Should I go for hemorrhoid surgery or are there other options?

Should I go for hemorrhoid surgery or are there other options?

Depends: You don't tell us whether you have symptoms, how severe they are, what treatment has been tried. The majority of people with hemorrhoid symptoms can be treated with diet, fluids, changing bathroom habits and occasionally topical agents. Rubber banding may be an option, but only a thorough medical historey and examinations will help you see your options. ...Read more

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Can you provide some advice for someone who's had hemorrhoid surgery?

Yes: The best thing you can do is not be constipated. Take fiber, softners, laxatives as needed. Sitz bath, soaking in water, 3-4 times per day also helps. Using wet wipes or washing after bowel movement is better than dry paper towel. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoid surgery. How is it done? I have an external one that won't go away

Hemorrhoid surgery. How is it done? I have an external one that won't go away

Variety of methods: Can be cut off, but usually banded - hemorrhoid is pulled up into a tube and a rubber band is slid down over the tube to the base of the hemorrhoid. Hemorrhoid is essentially strangled and falls off after a few days. ...Read more

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I had hemorrhoid surgery a year ago, but I still feel discomfort when I go to the restroom. What can I do?

I had hemorrhoid surgery a year ago, but I still feel discomfort when I go to the restroom. What can I do?

See your doctor: Depending on the discomfort, you could still have hemorrhoids or more likely an anal fissure (a tear in the skin of your anus). This can be diagnosed on an exam and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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4 yr. Ago I had hemorrhoid surgery. Now I have an hemorrhoid in the same place, is there anything I can to AT HOME to make it shrink back to normal?

Yes: It depends on the size and degree of hemorrhoids. Smaller ones will respond to treatment. Witch-hazel wipes or preparation H can reduce size and symptoms as will warm baths. Most importantly is avoiding making them worse. A high fiber diet with fiber supplementation, ensure lots of water intake, avoid excessive strainig with bowel movements. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is hemorrhoid surgery worth the pain and risks?

If all other: Forms of therapy including diet and fluid education, topical agents, rubber banding, etc have failed and the patient is compliant, hemorrhoid surgery performed by a colon and rectal surgeon is definitely a life saver for those patients who really need it. But all other avenues of treatment should be explored before proceeding with surgery. ...Read more

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How painful is external hemorrhoid surgery?

How painful is external hemorrhoid surgery?

Care of hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are dilation and swelling of the expandable tissue around the rectal opening. Non operative treatment recommended, and includes bowel regimen (fiber, stool softners, laxatices to goal of 2 soft bowel movements daily) local sauves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungals, other) and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). Surgery only if above fails. Post op pain is expected, manageable. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is hemorrhoid surgery really necessary?

Surgery uncommon: Surgery for hemorrhoids may be needed because of recurrent severe bleeding. If a clot develops the pain is severe and the clot has to be removed for relief. Most cases of hemorrhoids don't require surgery. ...Read more

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What is the procedure done during hemorrhoid surgery?

What is the procedure done during hemorrhoid surgery?

Varies: Depends. If it is a rubber band office procedure, it constricts the internal hemorrhoid veins. Surgery may remove external and internal hemorrhoid veins, or ligate them. Surgical stapling can excise the veins and loose internal lining. ...Read more

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Which surgical/laser options are available for hemorrhoid surgery?

Which surgical/laser options are available for hemorrhoid surgery?

Surgical options: When surgery is indicated for rectal hemorrhoids there are several excellent options from laser, to coagulation to clamps and sutures. Okay to discuss indications and techniques with your surgeon regarding your specific case. Okay to take friend/family with you to help understand the options. Be well. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more