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I had a surgery some years ago regarding my hemoroid & fistol problems.Since then I use to bleed while relieving after chocolate, pepper, .. Is it ok?

I had a surgery some years ago regarding my hemoroid & fistol problems.Since then I use to bleed while relieving after chocolate, pepper, .. Is it ok?

Rectal bleeding: It's not unusual to have some bleeding for awhile after hemorrhoid or fistula surgery. If the bleeding happens frequently or is a large amount, a colonoscopy to evaluate for other sources is a good idea. ...Read more

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Is hemorrhoid surgery a difficult surgery what's the downtime?

Is hemorrhoid surgery a difficult surgery what's the downtime?

Depends : There are different ways hemorrhoids are treated. Internal hemorrhoids are treated by banding them with a rubber band. Painless with some cramping. Large external hemorrhoids removal is painful. Large hemorrhoids that prolapse or protrude can be treated with a stapling technique. A very well tolerated procedure. Surgery for hemorrhoids should always be a last resort. ...Read more

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Is hemorrhoid surgery a better option than living with them?

Is hemorrhoid surgery a better option than living with them?

Simetimes: Hemmorrhoidectomy is a painful procedure but for patients who have not improved despite maximal medical therapy it may offer definitive treatment. Expect 2 weeks of sugnificang discomfort after surgery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hemorrhoid surgery?

What is the definition or description of: hemorrhoid surgery?

Hemorrhoid Surgery: 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 time spent off work/school. ...Read more

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Will going back to work one week after a hemorrhoid surgery affect my recovery ?

Will going back to work one week after a hemorrhoid surgery affect my recovery ?

Probably not: Depending what you do at work, going back to work early probably won't effect the results of your surgery. It may depend upon how your recovery is proceeding. You should discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I think I have a thrombosed hemorrhoid. How can I relieve the pain associated with it? How can I help it resolve to avoid surgery?

I think I have a thrombosed hemorrhoid.  How can I relieve the pain associated with it? How can I help it resolve to avoid surgery?

Time: Local heat like warm baths, use Ibuprofen or Aspirin for discomfort, avoid bowel straining and constipation. These thrombosed hemorrhoids naturally resolve in 5-7 days without surgery, or can see a surgeon sooner as needed. ...Read more

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Should I go for hemorrhoid surgery or are there other options?

Should I go for hemorrhoid surgery or are there other options?

Depends: You dont tell us whether you have symptoms, how severe they are, what treatment has been tried. The majority of people with hemorrhoid symptoms can be treated with diet, fluids, changing bathroom habits and occasionally topical agents. Rubber banding may be an option , but only a thorough medical historey and examinations will help you see your options. ...Read more

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Have had hemorrhoid for about 2 years. Used proctafoam maybe 2 times. Would this heal it? It has been bleeding. Could I do something without surgery?

Have had hemorrhoid for about 2 years. Used proctafoam maybe 2 times. Would this heal it? It has been bleeding. Could I do something without surgery?

Possibly: A hemorrhoid that is external and bleeding can usually be managed in office. A bleeding internal hemorrhoid may require rubber banding or some other form of surgery. Use the proctofoam twice daily, increase caffeine free fluids to 80-100 oz per day and if not improved in a week or so see a colon and rectal specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will going back to work one week after hemorrhoid surgery affect my recovery time?

Will going back to work one week after hemorrhoid surgery affect my recovery time?

Usually not: Unless you job requires prolonged standing or heavy lifting (over 25 pounds) going back to work in a week should be okay. You can help the doctor determine by how you feel and your knowledge of what the job requires. You may still have a sense of urgency, so the availability of toilet facilities may also detern=mine how soon you return to work. ...Read more

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