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HEMORRHOID SURGERY

HEMORRHOID SURGERY AND WHAT TO EXPECT

About Hemorrhoids Surgery

Different hemorrhoid treatments have different risks involved, with hemorrhoid surgery ranking highest in the amount of risk involved. Alternate treatments include ointments and other herbal remedies that are safe and a natural way to cure hemorrhoids. People who straightaway opt for hemorrhoid surgery do not realize the effective options available today.

Hemorrhoid surgery should be the last resort when all else fails to relieve your symptoms. Be sure to ask and find out yourself about the various options for hemorrhoid treatment.

Who is Surgery Good For?

 

Hemorrhoid surgery is good for cases that have reached the last level of hemorrhoid development. If you have tried all the other remedies and none of them have provided the help you need, you are left with only the option of physically removed the damaged tissue by hemorrhoid surgery.

Prolapsed hemorrhoids are also an advanced stage in which the hemorrhoids are pushed out of the body by excessive strain and enlargement. In these cases, hemorrhoid surgery is the quickest and best way to remove the hemorrhoid permanently. Other treatment techniques include cauterizations, injections, freezing, lasers and infrared light procedures. Some of techniques are physical barrier techniques like rubber band ligation and stapling the area that cuts off the blood supply and the hemorrhoid tissue is allowed to wither and die. The different options use depends on the severity of the condition and what the doctors prefer to do.

What Are Your Hemorrhoid Surgery Options?

 

Prolapsed hemorrhoids are an advance stage of hemorrhoids and leaving it as is may further complicate it and make it worse. Thus if hemorrhoid surgery is the only option suggested by your doctor, then that is the way you should go. Try natural methods of treatment when the hemorrhoids are at the earlier stages, when but do not experiment with the advances stages and decide on hemorrhoid surgery to remove it completely.

Hemorrhoidectomy completely removes the hemorrhoid tissue. This is also termed excision or incision hemorrhoidectomy. A scalpel or laser is use to make an incision and remove the damaged tissue. Local or spinal anesthesia is generally used before doing this procedure. The advantage is that you get rid of your hemorrhoids forever. The downside is that hemorrhoid surgery is a painful procedure that requires long recovery periods.

Discuss Your Hemroid Treatment Options with Your Doctor

 

your doctor depending on the severity of your condition. If you would rather go in for hemorrhoid surgery than ry more natural therapies, explain it to your doctor and proceed for it.

There are some drawbacks associated with Hemorrhoidectomy and other treatment options Rubber band therapy has a risk of paralysis. In addition to that hemorrhoid surgery may narrow the anal canal, increase urinary retention, spur anal fissures, anal fistula and promote non-healing wounds. So weigh the risks before making any decision.

Although hemorrhoid surgery is said to remove hemorrhoids forever with very low rate of recurrence, but there is a slight chance (1-1.5%) that it may happen again. If you have been trying other hemorrhoid therapies make sure that you stop taking them before the surgery. This is because the medications given before and after the surgery may interact with the other herbal or other products.

What to Expect During and After Surgery

Before the hemorrhoidectomy the patients are given a laxative or enema. This uses water to flush out, to clean and empty the rectal and anal area. A local anesthetic is given to make the procedure painless. If you are not comfortable with a local anesthetic, ask your doctor for general anesthesia.

The doctor might use a scalpel or laser to make an incision on the hemorrhoid tissue and then the damaged tissue is removed. After safely cutting out the damaged tissue, the area is then stitched with dissolving stitches according to the doctor’s preference. Alternatively, the wound might be left open but there are chances that it might lead to infection. Ask your doctor for more options for the different types of hemorrhoid surgery.

Compared to other treatment for hemorrhoids, hemorrhoid surgery takes more time for healing and recovery. In normal circumstances the recovery time for hemorrhoid surgery is three to four weeks. In some cases, though it may lead to complications due to excessive bleeding. Give yourself one week of rest time before going back to work. Your doctor will give you the pain and other medications required for full recovery after the hemorrhoid surgery.

Alternative Options Before Undergoing Surgery

 

Ask for other options before you decide to go for hemorrhoid surgery. There are many alternatives like natural cures and remedies that can bring you much relief and prevent you from going under the knife. What people do not know is that natural herbal remedies can also provide relief from most o the symptoms of hemorrhoids and eliminate the need for hemorrhoid surgery.