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What Is The Best Food To Eat After 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 ...Read more
After hemorrhoid surgery approximately how long before bowel movements return to normal and what is the best diet for after surgery?
One of the major: Determinants is whether you have general anesthesia or not (anesthetics paralyze bowel) and how many narcotic pain killers you take afterward. Many doctors advise starting stool softeners/fiber supplements before surgery. Stay super well-hydrated. Prune or apple juice may be helpful; raw veggies, while good for fiber, may be painful to pass. Two weeks, 3 at outside, and all should be good:) ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Depends: You don't 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
If you are not in much pain, you can resume most daily activities. You may find you are swollen and sore at the end of a long day on your feet.
I would avoid any strenuous exercise for another week or two. ...Read more
Variety of methods: Can be cut off, but usually banded - hemorrhoid is pulled up into a tube and a rubber band is slid down over the tube to the base of the hemorrhoid. Hemorrhoid is essentially strangled and falls off after a few days. ...Read more
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
I had hemorrhoid surgery a year ago, but I still feel discomfort when I go to the restroom. What can I do?
See your doctor: Depending on the discomfort, you could still have hemorrhoids or more likely an anal fissure (a tear in the skin of your anus). This can be diagnosed on an exam and treated appropriately. ...Read more
4 yr. Ago I had hemorrhoid surgery. Now I have an hemorrhoid in the same place, is there anything I can to AT HOME to make it shrink back to normal?
Yes: It depends on the size and degree of hemorrhoids. Smaller ones will respond to treatment. Witch-hazel wipes or preparation H can reduce size and symptoms as will warm baths. Most importantly is avoiding making them worse. A high fiber diet with fiber supplementation, ensure lots of water intake, avoid excessive strainig with bowel movements. ...Read more
I am not aware: That there would be any specific sleeping position that would assist in reducing the discomforts after hemorrhoid surgery. ...Read more
Usually: A few hours as an outpatient procedure. Ask your doctor about your surgical plans. ...Read more
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
Recovery: During recovery from rectal hemorrhoid surgery it is okay for some bleeding. Check with your surgery team, they will know best your limits. In the meantime hold pressure for 10 minutes while lying down. ...Read more
If all other: Forms of therapy including diet and fluid education, topical agents, rubber banding, etc have failed and the patient is compliant, hemorrhoid surgery performed by a colon and rectal surgeon is definitely a life saver for those patients who really need it. But all other avenues of treatment should be explored before proceeding with surgery. ...Read more
Surgical options: When surgery is indicated for rectal hemorrhoids there are several excellent options from laser, to coagulation to clamps and sutures. Okay to discuss indications and techniques with your surgeon regarding your specific case. Okay to take friend/family with you to help understand the options. Be well. ...Read more
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
Recovery: During recovery from rectal hemorrhoid surgery it is okay for some bleeding. Hold pressure for 10 minutes while lying down. Sphincter dysfunction is a rare complication, usually temporary, but needs to be evaluated. Please call your surgery team. ...Read more
Depends: It depends how extensive, but usually after about a week it is safe. ...Read 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
How common are complications from external hemorrhoid surgery? (hemorrhoidectomy) horror stories about people needing diapers forever afterwords, ect.
Had hemorrhoid surgery removal 3 days ago. Had 2 external & 1 internal. Its impossible to go to the bathroom because of extreme muscle spasms. Help?
There are times when my anal muscles ache and I can hardly walk because of the pain. What causes this. I have had hemorrhoid surgery about 3-4yrs ago.
Could be: Recurrence of hemorrhoid or anal fissures. See a doctor ...Read more
I'm having hemorrhoid Surgery and I don't won't to be in pain I'm scared when I broke my ankle and got screws and plates pain so bad pain medication did not work for about 3 weeks it thedeicing started with a P I'm scared I don't want to feel pain like t
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Might I recommend Sitz baths. When I was in practice I charged $10.00 for the hemorroidectomy and $1000.00 / day to rent the Sitz bath :)
Also Fentynl lolly pops and Duragesic patches are very effective.
Also, take Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and DSS to keep the stools soft. Begin 5-7 days before surgery ...Read more
Can your skin color change if you got a blood transfusion before a hemorrhoid surgery? Especially blood from a different race
I have to take fiber supplements after hemorrhoid surgery and Metamucil is causing me a lot of pain (bloating and cramps). What's the alternative?
Http://www. Healthline. Com/health/digestive-health/whats-the-best-fiber-supplement#2
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948
You may also consider taking gas-x before you take your metamucil to decrease gas a known side effect. 1 serving metamucil powder is 2.4 gm soluble fiber.
Discuss options with your doc ...Read more
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