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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

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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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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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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What is the recovery time after hemorrhoidectomy?

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. ...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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How long is recovery out of work after a hemorrhoidectomy?

How long is recovery out of work after a hemorrhoidectomy?

No set time.: There are many 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. ...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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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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Hemorrhoidectomy schedule in 3 weeks== how many days should I take off work?

Hemorrhoidectomy schedule in 3 weeks== how many days should I take off work?

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. ...Read more

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What could be the side effects of hemorrhoidectomy?

What could be the side effects of hemorrhoidectomy?

Several: Bleeding, infection, anal stenosis, anal leakage, but all are uncommon. ...Read more

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Is it true that labor is more painful than hemorrhoidectomy?

classical hemorrhoid: Means years ago excision of hemorrhoids were very painful and pain lasted for weeks and of course labor pain ends in few hours. But latest staple hemorrhoidectomy has come long way and it is barely painful. ...Read more

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3 weeks post hemorrhoidectomy and am still feeling a lot of pressure in that area. Is this normal for this point in recovery?

3 weeks post hemorrhoidectomy and am still feeling a lot of pressure in that area. Is this normal for this point in recovery?

Can be: That pressure sensation is still happening in many patients at this point after hemorrhoid surgery. It can come from spasm of the sphincter muscle and is not permanent. Maintaining soft but formed stools, usually by taking fiber, is the name of the game after hemorrhoid surgery ...Read more

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What is it like to have a hemorrhoidectomy for hemorrhoids?

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. ...Read more

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Pus coming from hemorrhoidectomy site a week after the surgery, it normal?

Pus coming from hemorrhoidectomy site a week after the surgery, it normal?

No: Pus or infection like drainage is never normal after surgery, seek medical evaluation and treatment immediately. ...Read more

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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. ...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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I believe I have oral thrush. I just had a hemorrhoidectomy and want to know if it somehow caused it.

I believe I have oral thrush. I just had a hemorrhoidectomy and want to know if it somehow caused it.

Hemorrhoidectomy: Should not cause thrush of itself. See your doctor to see if it is thrush or not. ...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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Had hemorrhoidectomy 14 days ago & have dissolvable stitches. Today I noticed clear string coming out of my anal area which I assume are stitches.

Had hemorrhoidectomy 14 days ago & have dissolvable stitches. Today I noticed clear string coming out of my anal area which I assume are stitches.

Will be O K: Dreink plenty of fluids with high fibre diet, and local care. Stitches will dissolve and disappear by the time you go for post O P follow up visit ...Read more

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Where can I find a colon surgeon who performs hemorrhoidectomy?

Where can I find a colon surgeon who performs hemorrhoidectomy?

Local medical societ: Many options. Most colorectal surgeons perform hemorrhoidectomy. Check with the american society of colon and rectal surgeons, local medical society, your primary care doctor, or even your insurance company. ...Read more

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I had hemorrhoidectomy one month ago. Will coughing from colds cause hemorrhoids to come back?

I had hemorrhoidectomy one month ago. Will coughing from colds cause hemorrhoids to come back?

Hemorrhoids.: When a hemorrhoidectomy is performed, the doctor doesn’t excise every vein that could potentially become a hemorrhoid in the future. So you certainly can get new hemorrhoids from varying mechanisms after a hemorrhoidectomy. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a hemorrhoidectomy a week ago. I'm sore with alot of drainage. When can I expect this to subside?

What to do if I had a hemorrhoidectomy a week ago. I'm sore with alot of drainage. When can I expect this to subside?

2-3 weeks: Would not be a surprise.

Many persons ask questions on HEALTHTAPS — which is fine, BUT you also should have asked your surgeons! Their staff! And get printed discharge instructions to avoid anxious moments before we answer. ...Read more

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I'm 6 days postoperative after hemorrhoidectomy. I stopped taking my pain meds B/c of reduced peristalsis. I just drank min oil what now?

I'm 6 days postoperative after hemorrhoidectomy.  I stopped taking my pain meds B/c of reduced peristalsis.  I just drank min oil what now?

Constipated?: Are you taking mineral oil for constipation? Increasing fluids (water, juice, milk) can help with constipation as can adding fiber. Avoid high fat foods until the constipation resolves. As the narcotics get out of your system the constipation should resolve/ ...Read more

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My surgeon cleared me to start running/lifting 10 days after hemorrhoidectomy. Says its healed. I still have pain and blood though. Is he right?

My surgeon cleared me to start running/lifting 10 days after hemorrhoidectomy. Says its healed. I still have pain and blood though. Is he right?

Ask your surgeon: You may be healed but still have discomfort. You could have strained with a hard bowel movement & opened the healing site. See your surgeon for another exam. ...Read more