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Bowel Movement After Hemorrhoidectomy
Recovering from hemorrhoidectomy last month -how long will it be uncomfortable to have a bowel movement?
A few weeks: Generally the worst pain is only a couple of weeks, but very important to keep the bowels soft and use sitz baths, gentle hygiene (soft wipes and creams) for at least a month to allow complete healing. If pain persists, make sure the surgeon looks for an anal fissure as this may happen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Had hemorrhoidectomy 4 days ago. Am having toilet filled with bright red blood after bowel movements. Is this normal?
Some bleeding: is normal, but this sounds like a lot. Contact your surgeon for specific advice. ...Read more
Post hemorrhoidectomy, constipated, severe pain during/after bowel movements, no appetite, nausea/vomit, lethargic, trying to stay hydrated. Ideas?
Had hemorrhoidectomy 6 weeks ago. Since then have had frequent bowel movements daily, gas, constant belching, cramping, & reflux. On protonix (pantoprazole).
Bad gallbladder: Fever, nausea, pain in upper belly, usually right sided, bloating, belching, worse after eating fatty (or other) foods, getting worse over time, or after a surgery, family history are all symptoms of a bad gallbladder. Hydrate, avoid fatty foods while waiting for your doc surgeon visit, diagnostic testing, and/or surgery date. Take a friend with you to appointments. Be well ...Read more
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
Hemroidectomy how long will I have pain with a bowel movement after a hemroidechtomy. Its been 3 weeks and bowl movements still hurt.
You : You can expect some pain after surgery. If your doctor gave you a prescription medicine for pain, take it as prescribed. Ask your doctor what over-the-counter medicines are safe for you. At this point in your post-operative course, you are probably on a regular foods - at this point you should be increasing the amount of fiber in your diet. You should take stool softeners that contain fiber to help make your bowel movements smoother and decrease the straining during defecation that increase the pain. You may apply numbing medicines before and after bowel movements to relieve pain, including local anesthetics that contain drugs as Lidocaine and can be obtained over-the-counter. Lidocaine-topical is a generic brand name that can help to resolve a variety of problems that cause irritation. The brand names for this are LidaMantle and xylocaine (lidocaine). Ice packs applied to the anal area may reduce swelling and pain. Frequent soaks in warm water (sitz baths) help relieve pain and muscle spasms. If this does not improve the pain, you should follow-up with the surgeon to check for problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
? examination: You should get an examination of your lower intestinal tract if you haven't. The sensation of having to go without having a bowel movement might mean that there is a polyp or other colon lesion and over the age of fifty it's a good idea to get a colon exam even without symptoms for general screening. ...Read more
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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