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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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Hello docs, is hemorrhoid surgery really necessary?

Hello docs, is hemorrhoid surgery really necessary?

Surgery uncommon: Surgery for hemorrhoids may be needed because of recurrent severe bleeding. If a clot develops the pain is severe and the clot has to be removed for relief. Most cases of hemorrhoids don't require surgery. ...Read more

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How long do you stay in the hospital for hemorrhoid surgery?

How long do you stay in the hospital for hemorrhoid surgery?

Usually: A few hours as an outpatient procedure. Ask your doctor about your surgical plans. ...Read more

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Do I need to stay in the hospital after my hemorrhoid surgery?

Do I need to stay in the hospital after my hemorrhoid surgery?

No: Most hemorrhoid surgery is done as an outpatient however you will need a limitted activity for 7-14 days post op and do warm bath tub soaks 3x per day for the first 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Is it viable to have internal and external hemorrhoid surgery with just local ansthesia?

Is it viable to have internal and external hemorrhoid surgery with just local ansthesia?

Yes : It can be done with just local but i would not recommend it. I would also try to find a non-operative treatment before attempting surgery. Do everything you can to avoid surgery. The recovery is very painful and there are many nonsurgical alternatives that are very effective. ...Read more

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Why am i still hurting and bleeding after a bm and i had my hemorrhoid surgery 2.5 months ago? Dr says everyone is different but i can't take no more.

Why am i still hurting and bleeding after a bm and i had my hemorrhoid surgery 2.5 months ago? Dr says everyone is different but i can't take no more.

You need follow up: You should be reevaluated by the surgeon to make sure that nothing else is going on. It might be normal to have some discomfort but reevaluation is indicated. ...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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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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How painful is external hemorrhoid surgery?

How painful is external hemorrhoid surgery?

Care of hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are dilation and swelling of the expandable tissue around the rectal opening. Non operative treatment recommended, and includes bowel regimen (fiber, stool softners, laxatices to goal of 2 soft bowel movements daily) local sauves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungals, other) and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). Surgery only if above fails. Post op pain is expected, manageable. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...Read more