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How long does urinary retention after hemorrhoidectomy surgery lasts.

How long does urinary retention after hemorrhoidectomy surgery lasts.

Urinary retention: Variable,often due to perineal pain wich diminishes with time,ensure there is no concomitant UTI,assumes no other comorbid conditions,consult the surgeon or a urologist if it persists ;likewise if pain is marked have surgery reassess the site. ...Read more

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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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Hemorrhoidectomy surgery 2 days ago. Have been on bed rest & now suffering from headache in back of head wrapping to forehead. Painkillers not helping?

Hemorrhoidectomy surgery 2 days ago. Have been on bed rest & now suffering from headache in back of head wrapping to forehead. Painkillers not helping?

Did you have spinal: did you have a spinal anesthesia. if you did it might be a spinal headache get in touch with your surgeon or your anesthesiologist . if you did not, it could be a side effect of the general anesthesia. either way talk to your surgeon ...Read more

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

Pus coming from hemorrhoidectomy site a week after the surgery, it 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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I am 4 weeks post hemorrhoidectomy. I have had a swollen hemorrhoid since surgery which I was told would improve during recovery but is still swollen.

I am 4 weeks post hemorrhoidectomy. I have had a swollen hemorrhoid since surgery which I was told would improve during recovery but is still swollen.

Normal: so far that is normal, but check with your surgeon. If you did have a really bad hemorrhoid, a surgeon could not removed all the hemorrhoid in one operation specially if they are external, because that will lead to anal stenosis. What you are feeling could be the remaining hemorrhoid. That why the best think is to check with your surgeons ...Read more

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How effective is hemorrhoid surgery?

Very: Depending on the procedure. Rubber banding in the office for smaller internal hemorrhoids works well. Surgical excision or hemorrhoid stapling for larger combined internal & external hemorrhoids very effective with low risk of recurrence. ...Read more

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What's the recovery time for hemorrhoid surgery?

What's the recovery time for hemorrhoid surgery?

Varies: Get the specifics from your surgeon. The nature/ complexity of surgery, any complication postoperatively, and the most unpredictable of all - individual factors can all impact your recovery. I have patients back to normal in 1 wk and some will take a month to feel normal. ...Read more

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What can I expect when getting hemorrhoid surgery?

Depends: There are several types of hemorrhoid operations that are tailored depending on the severity of your hemorrhoids and whether they are internal, external or both. Internal hemorrhoids can be addressed with less pain and short recovery. External or large complex hemorrhoids require more work in the anal canal where there are more nerves causing more pain for longer. ...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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