I had hemorrhoid surgery yesterday and have suffered mightily since. I started to maintain a blog to document what has happened and would appreciate any advice as to how to manage the pain.
Day 1 Friday 9/3/2010
รข�ยข Report to the hospital 6:32 a.m.
รข�ยข Surgery started at 9:15 a.m.
รข�ยข Surgery over at 10:10 a.m.
รข�ยข Directions along with supplies provided by hospital
o 10 mg Percocet 1-2 tablets every 6 hours
o Take stool softener & laxative. (Colace & Milk of Magnesia)
o Wipe anal area with cotton after going to the bathroom
o Soak in Sitz bath as often as needed.
o Eat high fiber diet. (Fiber One cereals, pears, bananas)
o Two best friends will be the bath and the medicine.
รข�ยข First sign of pain was at 12:05 p.m. upon exiting the hospital. Spirits very good until early evening as anesthetic wore off.
รข�ยข Shopping list included the following items:
o Ginger Ale
o Huggies baby wipe
o Cottonelle wipe
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!
Some pain is expected after surgery and usually anti-inflammatory pain killers (Perocet in your case) are advised for a day or two. Apart from that you can apply lignocaine jelly after discussing with your surgeon. If the pain is unbearable then either there is infection or the ligation (if this was done) is too tight.
Please go back to the hospital and get this investigated if Perocet is not helping you. Hope this helps. Take care!
Internal hemorrhoids post ligation surgery severe pain
Hello. I think you have answered my question about severe pain in my husband post ligation surgery for 3 internal hemorrhoids. I am very concered at the continued extreme pain he is in 4 days after the day surgery. You mentioned the ligation could be too tight?! Can you explain more about this and provide an opinion on if this is possibly an error on the surgeons behalf? It would be really appreciated.
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