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Dr. Sean O Donovan
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
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Recovering from hemorrhoidectomy last month -how long will it be uncomfortable to have a bowel movement?

Dr. Sean O Donovan
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
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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 more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Board Certified, Pediatrics
51 years in practice
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Why do I have many bowel movements after my staple hemorrhoidectomy?

Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Frequent stools: That is a good thing in order for the hemorrhoids to heal much more quickly. You probably developed hemorrhoids because of chronic constipation and you do not need this to happen again. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Had hemorrhoidectomy 4 days ago. Am having toilet filled with bright red blood after bowel movements. Is this normal?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
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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

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Dr. Christian Hirsch
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
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Post hemorrhoidectomy, constipated, severe pain during/after bowel movements, no appetite, nausea/vomit, lethargic, trying to stay hydrated. Ideas?

Dr. Christian Hirsch
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
31 years in practice
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Post hemorrhoidectomy, constipated, severe pain during/after bowel movements, no appetite, nausea/vomit, lethargic, trying to stay hydrated. Ideas?

Warm water: Avoid narcotics, soak in hot water, as hot as you can stand 10mn at a time 3-4 times a day, stool softener s, Gatorade ....... ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Is bright red blood normal with bowel movements 3 days post external hemorrhoidectomy?

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Is bright red blood normal with bowel movements 3 days post external hemorrhoidectomy?

Yes: Of course. Expect a small amount of bleeding for a few days after such surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
27 years in practice
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Had hemorrhoidectomy 6 weeks ago. Since then have had frequent bowel movements daily, gas, constant belching, cramping, & reflux. On protonix.

Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Had hemorrhoidectomy 6 weeks ago. Since then have had frequent bowel movements daily, gas, constant belching, cramping, & reflux. On protonix.

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

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Dr. John Fung
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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Hemroidectomy how long will I have pain with a bowel movement after a hemroidechtomy. Its been 3 weeks and bowl movements still hurt.

Dr. John Fung
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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. 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 more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
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I'm 57 and i had a colonoscopy at age 50 and it was normal. I also was told by doctors that I have internal hemroids. For about a week now i've notice once in a while bright red blood on tolit paper and in the tolit after bowel movement. I've been under

Dr. Eric Kaplan
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
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I'm 57 and i had a colonoscopy at age 50 and it was normal. I also was told by doctors that I have internal hemroids.  For about a week now i've notice once in a while bright red blood on tolit paper and in the tolit after bowel movement. I've been under

Unless you had: A hemorrhoidectomy, everyone has hemorrhoids..They are normal vascular cushions. Only when they are abused from diarrhea or constipation or some other trauma can they cause problems. Even with a negative scoping 7 yrs ago, new onset bleeding needs evaluation and probably a repeat colonoscopy. Don't ignore this. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Oh
Board Certified, General Surgery
17 years in practice
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Hemorrhoid after every bowel movement reason to see dr about, no bleeding, not painful but feel pressure, i can push it back in, use suppositories?

Dr. Daniel Oh
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Hemorrhoid after every bowel movement reason to see dr about, no bleeding, not  painful but feel pressure, i can push it back in, use suppositories?

Yes: Sounds like you have grade 3 internal hemorrhoids. The suppositories may help the pressure symptoms. If they don't alleviate the symptoms then you can stop using them. Grade 3 hemorrhoids respond well to hemorrhoid banding. You should see your primary care physician or a general surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Laura Webb
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Is it normal for my baby to have a bowel movement after each feeding?

Dr. Laura Webb
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Is it normal for my baby to have a bowel movement after each feeding?

Yes: This is normal, especially with breastfed babies. It is also normal for breastfed babies to go 10 days to 2weeks without pooping. As long as they have soft stools and their belly does not seem to be getting bigger or hard or painful this is fine. If your baby's suddenly begins to have watery more frequent stools they may have an infection and should see a doctor to make sure they are hydrated. ...Read more

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