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What is the recovery time after hemorrhoidectomy?

What is the recovery time after hemorrhoidectomy?

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 internal stapled technique. Little or no discomfort with internal hemorrhoid banding. ...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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Can you get more hemorrhoids even after hemorrhoidectomy?

Can you get more hemorrhoids even after hemorrhoidectomy?

Indeed. See below.: Hemorrhoid tissue is normal, occupies the wall of the low anal canal, and helps maintain continence of stool and gas. Problems like straining or constipation cause them to become floppy and protrude or bleed. Hemorrhoidectomy removes only the most prominent tissue. If the original cause of the hemorrhoidal problem isn't improved, other hemorrhoid tissue can become symptomatic. Increase your fiber. ...Read more

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Is there a chance of having vaginal birth without episiotomy after hemorrhoidectomy?

Is there a chance of having vaginal birth without episiotomy after hemorrhoidectomy?

Yes: Episiotomy is when the skin between the vagina and anus is cut to enlarge the birth canal. It is typically only used if it is suspected that the baby will get stuck as it is being born, or in emergency situations during labor. Having a hemorrhoidectomy in the past should not prevent you from having a normal vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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My surgeon cleared me to start running/lifting 10 days after hemorrhoidectomy. Says its healed. I still have pain and blood though. Is he right?

My surgeon cleared me to start running/lifting 10 days after hemorrhoidectomy. Says its healed. I still have pain and blood though. Is he right?

Ask your surgeon: You may be healed but still have discomfort. You could have strained with a hard bowel movement & opened the healing site. See your surgeon for another exam. ...Read more

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How long does urinary retention after hemorrhoidectomy surgery lasts.

How long does urinary retention after hemorrhoidectomy surgery lasts.

Urinary retention: Variable,often due to perineal pain wich diminishes with time,ensure there is no concomitant UTI,assumes no other comorbid conditions,consult the surgeon or a urologist if it persists ;likewise if pain is marked have surgery reassess the site. ...Read more

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How long is recovery out of work after a hemorrhoidectomy?

How long is recovery out of work after a hemorrhoidectomy?

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 be long time but the new techniques have cut it very short. Good rule of thumb is when you don't have pain you can resume work. ...Read more

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For how long does it take to reecover after a hemorrhoidectomy?

For how long does it take to reecover after a hemorrhoidectomy?

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. ...Read more

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Is it possible that the heavy feeling in my rectum after stapler hemorrhoidectomy is a sign of a prolapsed rectum? What can I do? :(

Is it possible that the heavy feeling in my rectum after stapler hemorrhoidectomy is a sign of  a prolapsed rectum? What can I do? :(

If you had: If you had a prolapsed hemorrhoid you would see a protrusion out of your anus during a mirror examination of your self. Speak to your doctor. ...Read more