Doctor insights on: Post hemorrhoidectomy complications
How common are complications from external hemorrhoid surgery? (hemorrhoidectomy) horror stories about people needing diapers forever afterwords, ect.
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
Please tell me if there are any complications, side effects or post-surgery scarring from pph hemorrhoid surgery?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3weeks: Generally a week out of work.Get a more detailed answer ›
No set time.: There are many different 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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