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Do I need to stay in the hospital after my hemorrhoid surgery?

Do I need to stay in the hospital after my hemorrhoid surgery?

No: Most hemorrhoid surgery is done as an outpatient however you will need a limitted activity for 7-14 days post op and do warm bath tub soaks 3x per day for the first 2 weeks. ...Read more

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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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How long do you stay in the hospital for hemorrhoid surgery?

How long do you stay in the hospital for hemorrhoid surgery?

Usually: A few hours as an outpatient procedure. Ask your doctor about your surgical plans. ...Read more

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What's the recovery time for hemorrhoid surgery?

What's the recovery time for hemorrhoid surgery?

Varies: Get the specifics from your surgeon. The nature/ complexity of surgery, any complication postoperatively, and the most unpredictable of all - individual factors can all impact your recovery. I have patients back to normal in 1 wk and some will take a month to feel normal. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hemorrhoid surgery?

What is the definition or description of: hemorrhoid surgery?

Hemorrhoid Surgery: 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 time spent off work/school. ...Read more

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Should I go for hemorrhoid surgery or are there other options?

Should I go for hemorrhoid surgery or are there other options?

Depends: You dont tell us whether you have symptoms, how severe they are, what treatment has been tried. The majority of people with hemorrhoid symptoms can be treated with diet, fluids, changing bathroom habits and occasionally topical agents. Rubber banding may be an option , but only a thorough medical historey and examinations will help you see your options. ...Read more

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Is it viable to have internal and external hemorrhoid surgery with just local ansthesia?

Is it viable to have internal and external hemorrhoid surgery with just local ansthesia?

Yes : It can be done with just local but i would not recommend it. I would also try to find a non-operative treatment before attempting surgery. Do everything you can to avoid surgery. The recovery is very painful and there are many nonsurgical alternatives that are very effective. ...Read more

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Why am i still hurting and bleeding after a bm and i had my hemorrhoid surgery 2.5 months ago? Dr says everyone is different but i can't take no more.

Why am i still hurting and bleeding after a bm and i had my hemorrhoid surgery 2.5 months ago? Dr says everyone is different but i can't take no more.

You need follow up: You should be reevaluated by the surgeon to make sure that nothing else is going on. It might be normal to have some discomfort but reevaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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How effective is hemorrhoid surgery?

How effective is hemorrhoid surgery?

Very: Depending on the procedure. Rubber banding in the office for smaller internal hemorrhoids works well. Surgical excision or hemorrhoid stapling for larger combined internal & external hemorrhoids very effective with low risk of recurrence. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more