What Is a Hemorrhoidectomy?
Hemorrhoids (aka piles) are loose tissues along the lowest part of the bowel which can push out of the anus causing pain, bleeding, swelling, or discharge.¬† Simply put, hemorrhoidectomy is surgical removal of piles. ¬†
A hemorrhoidectomy is normally performed under general anesthesia.¬† Routine pre-operative checks include recording the patient‚Äôs weight, blood pressure, and medical history.¬† During the operation, the ring muscle, which holds the anal passage shut, is stretched, and the piles are cut off.¬† ¬†
For the first 24 hours after the operation, patients might feel disoriented due to the effects of anesthesia.¬† Patients usually experience discomfort, but not severe pain in the anal region.¬† Medications and injections help control this.¬† By the second day, patients feel much better.¬† Recovery progresses with the patient being able to walk around without any pain by the end of the first week.¬† The first bowel movement after a hemorrhoidectomy can be painful, and there might be blood in the stools for a few days.¬† Both conditions improve gradually.¬† Due to the discomfort after a hemorrhoidectomy, patients might find it difficult to pass urine.¬† In cases where this problem persists for more than six hours, doctors should be informed to prevent the bladder from seizing up.¬† ¬†
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