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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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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 many people at 30 have had a hemorrhoidectomy?

How many people at 30 have had a hemorrhoidectomy?

Many: Other treatment options include topical medication, infrared coagulation, injection sclerotherapy and rubberband ligation. Theses are quick, painless office procedures. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Treating Hemorrhoids (Checklist)

See a general or colorectal surgeon
Once
Use stool softeners
Daily
Increase fiber intake
Daily
Increase hydration
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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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Treating Hemorrhoids (Checklist)

Sitz baths
once
apply hydrocortisone 1% cream
once
soften the stools
once
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What's a hemorrhoidectomy?

What's a hemorrhoidectomy?

Surgical: Removal of the 3 internal hemorrhoidal veins and generally a disruption of the network of external hemorrhoidal veins. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hemorrhoidectomy and what was the recovery time?

Can you tell me about hemorrhoidectomy and what was the recovery time?

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. ...Read more

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For how long does it take to reecover after a hemorrhoidectomy?

For how long does it take to reecover after a hemorrhoidectomy?

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. ...Read more

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What is recoverr from a hemorrhoidectomy like? Worried about bm.

What is recoverr from a hemorrhoidectomy like? Worried about bm.

Painful: Hemorrhoidectomy is a small operation on a very sensitive part of the body. At least 1 week out of work. Avoid constipation by eating tons of fiber, drink plenty of water, soak in hot sits bath. ...Read more

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