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Does it hurt to get a hemorrhoidectomy done?

Does it hurt to get a hemorrhoidectomy done?

Yes: Even when done perfectly, a standard hemmorhoidectomy remained one of the most painful surgeries to recover from. There are new techniques that may lessen the pain somewhat such as the use of ligasure. There is also a new technique called thd which uses a doppler probe to find the source of the problem without an incision and looks to be a promising new technique with minimal post-op discomfort. ...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


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Is it normal to have discomfort from having a harmonic scalpel hemorrhoidectomy done?

Is it normal to have discomfort from having a harmonic scalpel hemorrhoidectomy done?

Yes: Pain after hemorrhoid surgery is very common. Any type of surgical excision can cause significant pain, even with a harmonic scalpel. Oral pain medications and sometimes a local anesthetic gel can be applied directly to the area, ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of constipation following stapled hemorrhoidectomy?

How do you get rid of constipation following stapled hemorrhoidectomy?

See below: Drink plenty of liquids, avoid narcotics, use laxatives if needed (miralax, senokot), add fiber to the diet (metamucil). Contact your surgeon if you continue to have difficulties. ...Read more

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Can you get more hemorrhoids even after hemorrhoidectomy?

Can you get more hemorrhoids even after hemorrhoidectomy?

Indeed. See below.: Hemorrhoid tissue is normal, occupies the wall of the low anal canal, and helps maintain continence of stool and gas. Problems like straining or constipation cause them to become floppy and protrude or bleed. Hemorrhoidectomy removes only the most prominent tissue. If the original cause of the hemorrhoidal problem isn't improved, other hemorrhoid tissue can become symptomatic. Increase your fiber. ...Read more

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Had a hemorrhoidectomy a week ago, still oozing blood and some pain. Is this normal. When can I get back to football and lifting?

Soon but focus heal: You had hemorrhoid surgery and still notice bleeding. You want to get back to regular activity. Make sure you give enough time to heal. Walking and exercise can be fine. Lifting will cause you to bear down and increase pressure in your abdominal cavity, this transmits pressure in the veins in your pelvis do avoid that until cleared by surgeon. ...Read more

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Hi I did have a hemorrhoidectomy done on oct 24 I still have some munches and fecal leaking every day when will it stopp fecal leak Is onlie in moring?

Hi I did have a hemorrhoidectomy done on oct 24
I still have some munches and fecal leaking every day when will it stopp fecal leak Is onlie in moring?

Anal sphincter: Your anal sphincter is affected or disrupted during hemorrhoidal surgery. Perhaps taking fiber like metamucil daily will help firm up your stool to reduce seepage. Your surgeon is best qualified to answer your question and advise you. ...Read more

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Since Accutane causes scarring & delayed healing w/ surgeries can I band, sclerose, or get a hemorrhoidectomy while on it? For an external hemorrhoid

Since Accutane causes scarring & delayed healing w/ surgeries can I band, sclerose, or get a hemorrhoidectomy while on it? For an external hemorrhoid

Defer a few months: Since the procedures you mentioned all are likely elective ii don't have a complete history) i would likely defer for a few months before undergoing the listed procedures. Of course, check with the treating doctors too. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoid surgery. How is it done? I have an external one that won't go away

Hemorrhoid surgery. How is it done? I have an external one that won't go away

Variety of methods: Can be cut off, but usually banded - hemorrhoid is pulled up into a tube and a rubber band is slid down over the tube to the base of the hemorrhoid. Hemorrhoid is essentially strangled and falls off after a few days. ...Read more

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What is the procedure done during hemorrhoid surgery?

What is the procedure done during hemorrhoid surgery?

Varies: Depends. If it is a rubber band office procedure, it constricts the internal hemorrhoid veins. Surgery may remove external and internal hemorrhoid veins, or ligate them. Surgical stapling can excise the veins and loose internal lining. ...Read more

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Do people get fecal incontinence after hemorrhoid surgery?

Do people get fecal incontinence after hemorrhoid surgery?

Hemorrhoid complicat: One of the complications of hemorrhoid surgery is incontinence to feces or gas. This occurs if the muscles of the anal sphincter are excessively stretched or cut during the surgery. The incontinence may be temporary or permanent depending on the type of injury. ...Read more

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