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Harmonic Scalpel 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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Days to weeks: Can be painful for days or weeks depending on each person. More discomfort maybe with standard incisional surgery & maybe less discomfort with internal stapled technique. Little or no discomfort with internal hemorrhoid banding.
3weeks: Generally a week out of work.Get a more detailed answer ›
No set time.: There are many different ways to do hemorrhoidectomy and recovery time depends on the procedure adopted. In old classical hemorrhoidectomy it used to be long time but the new techniques have cut it very short. Good rule of thumb is when you don't have pain you can resume work.
Depends: It depends on how bad the hemorrhoids are and how many. Recovery may take 2 weeks or two months depending on how extensive the surgery.
2-3 weeks: It take a while to heal the surgery site, then go back to normal.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There are several variations of "hemorrhoidectomy" depending on exactly how large your hemorrhoids are and the distribution of internal versus external hemorrhoids. If only internal hemorrhoids need to be removed then the recovery is quite short, 7-10d to full activity. If large external hemorrhoids need to be removed this is more painful and can take up to a month to full recovery.See 1 more doctor answer
What's your job?: I cousel at least one week off work, as there will be swelling of the tissues and you will be uncomforatble sitting for long periods. I also counsel 2-3 weeks of lifting no more thsn 5 lb, as doing so increases pressure in the operated area and could theoretically increase the chance of postop bleeding.
Leave them alone: Leave them alone. They will eventually fall off.
Several: Bleeding, infection, anal stenosis, anal leakage, but all are uncommon.
3 weeks post hemorrhoidectomy and am still feeling a lot of pressure in that area. Is this normal for this point in recovery?
Usually painful: Hemorrhoid surgery is often a day surgery procedure. It is usually painful for several days after as the area is healing. There may be some mild bleeding or drainage afterward. Bowel movements may be painful. But once the healing has occurred, the previous problems for which you are having the surgery are gone.
Is it possible that the heavy feeling in my rectum after stapler hemorrhoidectomy is a sign of a prolapsed rectum? What can I do? : (
If you had: If you had a prolapsed hemorrhoid you would see a protrusion out of your anus during a mirror examination of your self. Speak to your doctor.
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.See 1 more doctor answer