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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. ...Read more
3weeks: Generally a week out of work.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
Leave them alone: Leave them alone. They will eventually fall off. ...Read more
Several: Bleeding, infection, anal stenosis, anal leakage, but all are uncommon. ...Read more
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
3 weeks post hemorrhoidectomy and am still feeling a lot of pressure in that area. Is this normal for this point in recovery?
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
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
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
I believe I have oral thrush. I just had a hemorrhoidectomy and want to know if it somehow caused it.
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
Had hemorrhoidectomy 14 days ago & have dissolvable stitches. Today I noticed clear string coming out of my anal area which I assume are stitches.
Blood stool: It is never normal to have blood in the stool. ...Read more
Hemorrhoids.: When a hemorrhoidectomy is performed, the doctor doesnt 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
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?
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