After you have hemorrhoids removed, you can expect to feel better each
day. Your anal area will be painful or ache for 2 to 4 weeks. And you may need
pain medicine. It is common to have some light bleeding and clear or yellow fluids from your anus. This is most likely
when you have a bowel movement. These symptoms may last for 1 to 2 months
After 1 to 2 weeks, you should be able to do most of your
normal activities. But don't do things that require a lot of effort. It is
important to avoid heavy lifting and straining with bowel movements while you
This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long
it will take for you to recover. But each person recovers at a different pace.
Follow the steps below to get better as quickly as possible.
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 or nurse call line 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.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek
immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to
contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of:
August 9, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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