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Recovering from hemorrhoidectomy last month -how long will it be uncomfortable to have a bowel movement?

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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Intestine (Definition)

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

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Why do I have many bowel movements after my staple hemorrhoidectomy?

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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Treating Hemorrhoids (Checklist)

See a general or colorectal surgeon
Once
Use stool softeners
Daily
Increase fiber intake
Daily
Increase hydration
Daily
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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.

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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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

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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Treating Hemorrhoids (Checklist)

Sitz baths
once
apply hydrocortisone 1% cream
once
soften the stools
once
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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?

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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Is it normal for my baby to have a bowel movement after each feeding?

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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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Increase dietary fiber
Once
Do kegel exercises
Daily
Follow up with a gastroenterologist
Yearly
See a pelvic floor specialist such as a urogynecologist
Yearly
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Why is it that every time I eat I have the urge to have a bowel movement 10-15 minutes after I have eaten?

Why is it that every time I eat I have the urge to have a bowel movement 10-15 minutes after I have eaten?

Reflex: It is the gastrocolic refex which is present when we are newborns. Sometimes this persists in adults causing the urge to have a bowel movement after the digestive tract is stimulated. ...Read more

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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

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more

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