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After 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 ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have to take fiber supplements after hemorrhoid surgery and Metamucil is causing me a lot of pain (bloating and cramps). Whats 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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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