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Constipation After Hemorrhoidectomy
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
Depends on severity: After abdominal surgery or just general anesthesia, the intestinal tract tends to be lethargic - called post-operative ileus. It typically takes only 3-5 days to begin passing gas (farting) and having bowel movements again. Other problems like bowel obstruction may intervene. Being as active as possible, perhaps using a rectal suppository and, if permitted by your physician, a laxative, may help. ...Read more
Post Surgery Pain: Yes. Of course. There is no ifs ands or buts about this. I would imagine your surgeon gave you some instructions and advice about your post operative course and what to expect. ...Read more
Pain meds: Pain medications after any kind of surgery can be constipating. Inaddition, pelvic surgery can stimulate spasm of the muscles around the rectum that have to relax to allow bowel movements. Stool softeners can be quite helpful until off the pain medications and the muscles have relaxed. ...Read more
Intense lower abdomin pain after bowel movement. Had anal fissures and internal hemorrhoid's recently. Taking Metamucil for 1 wk. No relief from pain?
Abd pain s/p/ BM: Hard BM or soft? May have diverticulitis ( which is an infection in colon outpouching) - as it appears you may have some constipation- or infection from fissure Would follow up with doc urgent care today as may need antibiotics and/or anusol to decrease hemorrhoid inflammation. ...Read more
Can be normal if...: This can be normal as long as the stools are not described as black and tarry in appearance (as this could indicate a slow bleed from the gastrointestinal tract). If constipation does not resolve or is accompanied by abdominal pain, lack of appetite, fever, or distention (swollen belly), then a follow up with the Gastroenterologist would be warranted. ...Read more
R/O IBS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . you also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should ditch to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water ...Read more
Sore anus after diar: sore anus and bleeding after diarrhea not uncommon and usually associated with irritation of hemorrhoids as a result of diarrhea. Over the counter remedy would be Preparation H (red label with hydrocortisone) twice daily up inside the rectum for 7 days. Of course if diarrhea continues, contact your doc. ...Read more
Small fresh blood, rectal pain and itching after bm..Had anal fissure 2 years ago...Is this hemmorroids?
Could be: Fissures are usually associated with pain during and after a bm. Your symptoms could very well be secondary to hemorrhoids. You would need an anorectal exam to identify the source and differentiate the 2. I would rcommend getting an exam by your primary md or a gi/colorectal surgeon if you have seen any in the past. ...Read more
Indefinitely: There is no harm in using these as long as you need them. Make sure to drink plenty of water to help them work. ...Read more
Bowel irregularity: is common after gallbladder surgery. Constipation often occurs from narcotic pain medication. Stop pain medication, drink more water, use a laxative if necessary, avoid fried fatty greasy foods for a while. See your surgeon for follow up and call them if rhere are problems. ...Read more
I have stool leakage after defecation for 4 hours and anal pain lasts longer.internal piles or rectal prolapse would cause that problem?
-Gastroenterologist: 20 y/o female has,"leakage after defecation for 4 hours and anal pain lasts longer. Internal piles or rectal prolapse would cause that problem?" Probably have long standing constipation history but at age 20 and such long duration of pain, best to see a specialist, Gastroenterologist. And once resolved put preventive measures in place + See a Nutritionist to help. ...Read more
Constipation (Child) (Definition)
A condition in which it is difficult to pass stools because the stools are too firm or too dry. ...Read more
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