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Doctor insights on: Do You Need Hemorrhoid Surgery Every Time You Have A Hemorrhoid

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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

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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Will going back to work one week after hemorrhoid surgery affect my recovery time?

Usually not: Unless you job requires prolonged standing or heavy lifting (over 25 pounds) going back to work in a week should be okay. You can help the doctor determine by how you feel and your knowledge of what the job requires. You may still have a sense of urgency, so the availability of toilet facilities may also detern=mine how soon you return to work. ...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

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What can I expect when getting hemorrhoid surgery?

Depends: There are several types of hemorrhoid operations that are tailored depending on the severity of your hemorrhoids and whether they are internal, external or both. Internal hemorrhoids can be addressed with less pain and short recovery. External or large complex hemorrhoids require more work in the anal canal where there are more nerves causing more pain for longer. ...Read more

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Is hemorrhoid surgery a better option than living with them?

Is hemorrhoid surgery a better option than living with them?

Simetimes: Hemmorrhoidectomy is a painful procedure but for patients who have not improved despite maximal medical therapy it may offer definitive treatment. Expect 2 weeks of sugnificang discomfort after surgery. ...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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Is hemorrhoid surgery a difficult surgery what's the downtime?

Is hemorrhoid surgery a difficult surgery what's the downtime?

Depends : There are different ways hemorrhoids are treated. Internal hemorrhoids are treated by banding them with a rubber band. Painless with some cramping. Large external hemorrhoids removal is painful. Large hemorrhoids that prolapse or protrude can be treated with a stapling technique. A very well tolerated procedure. Surgery for hemorrhoids should always be a last resort. ...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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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...Read more