Hemorrhoidectomy is surgery to remove hemorrhoids. These are
swollen veins in the anal area. During this surgery, the doctor will cut out
the swollen veins. After surgery, the pain and itching from your hemorrhoids
should go away.
After this surgery, you will probably go home the
same day. You will have some pain in your anal area. You may also have
light bleeding from your anus. These symptoms may last for 1 to 2 months. Your
doctor will give you medicine to help relieve your pain. Your doctor may also
give you stool softeners. These help make your bowel movements easier.
Avoid heavy lifting for 4 weeks after surgery. You will probably need to
take 1 to 2 weeks off from work. This depends on the type of work you do and
how you feel.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments,
and call your doctor if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know
your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Surgery can be
stressful. This information will help you understand what you can expect. And it will help you safely prepare for surgery.
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Current as of:
August 9, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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