Hemorrhoid Surgery Beverly Hills & Los Angeles Area

Hemorrhoid Surgery Types And Aftercare

Hemorrhoid Surgery Beverly Hills & Los Angeles AreaHemorrhoids is a medical condition wherein the blood vessels inside the rectum or outside the rectum gets swollen. Usually, the condition of Hemorrhoids can be easily managed by eating a diet which is high in fiber AND keep body hydrated by drinking atleast 7-8 glasses of water per day. Depending on the condition of the hemorrhoid, the patient can use a stool softener to reduce extra efforts used during bowel movements and to ease occasional irritation or itch. Doctors usually advise patients to look at over-the-counter ointments for immediate relief.

No matter how small a medical condition is, ignorance & neglect can often lead to complications and the same happens in case of hemorrhoids. Painful blood clots can be developed as a consequence of an untreated external hemorrhoid and prolapsing can occur as a consequence of untreated internal hemorrhoids. Prolonging of such conditions can invite serious infections and possibly will require hemorrhoid surgery.

What are possible symptoms of this medical condition?

There is little or no discomfort associated with internal hemorrhoids. There can be painless bleeding after a bowel movement and extensive bleeding can certainly be a problem. In the case of external hemorrhoids, there can be bleeding after the bowel movement. As the name suggests, these external ones are exposed and can be itchy or painful. Blood clot formation inside the blood vessel is another common complication associated with the external hemorrhoids.

Types of Hemorrhoid Surgery

Hemorrhoid surgery can range from a simple procedure which may not even need anesthesia to more complex ones.

Sclerotherapy

This type of hemorrhoid surgery involves a procedure wherein a chemical is injected in hemorrhoid which makes it to shrink and prevents bleeding. Usually people experience little or no pain when the chemical is injected.

Coagulation Therapy

For retraction and shrinkage of the hemorrhoid, infrared light and extreme cold temperature is used within coagulation therapy. During the coagulation therapy, people usually feel some mild discomfort and cramps.

Hemorrhoidectomy

This type of hemorrhoid surgery is used for large sized external or internally prolapsed hemorrhoids. Usually, hemorrhoidectomy takes place in a hospital and anesthesia is used in this procedure. The three types of anesthesia that can be used and mentioned below and use largely depends on patient’s choice:

  • General anesthesia that puts the patient to sleep during the procedure.
  • Regional anesthesia, a shot of this type numbs the body below the waist of the patient.
  • Local anesthesia, a shot of this type numbs only the targeted area, i.e. anus and rectum.

Hemorrhoidopexy

This procedure is commonly known as Stapling which is usually handled by a surgeon for treating prolapsed hemorrhoids. Depending upon the choice of the patient, one of the three types of anesthesia is used.

Aftercare

A patient is likely to expect rectal & anal pain after the hemorrhoid surgery. To ease the discomfort, the concerned doctor will probably prescribe a painkiller. The recovery after the surgery can be accelerated by:

  • Eating a high-fiber diet.
  • Keeping the body hydrated.
  • Avoiding intake of complex carbs.
  • Occasional use of stool softener.
  • Saying no to vigorous work for atleast 3 months after the surgery.
  • Taking sitz bath, once in a week after the surgery.
  • Doctor follow-up is highly recommended.