How long does hemmorhoid surgery recovery last?
December 23, 2011 7:50 PM Subscribe
Talk to me about hemorrhoid surgery recovery. What can be done to make the pain better?
posted by lollipopgomez to Health & Fitness (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My mother (age 57) had a hemorrhoidectomy last week to remove several hemorrhoids that had been bothering her for quite some time. The surgeon warned me that she would be in a lot of pain afterwards since they were "very bad."
Right now, most of her pain seems to be centered around when she has a bowel movement. It's very excruciating pain and she needs help every time. The doctor told us she has to keep her bowels moving and to avoid getting constipated, so that is a good thing.
She now refuses to take Percoset (she was taking them every 4 hours as instructed before) because of the stomach upset and because they make her feel "drugged." She has very little appetite and is barely eating. It's been explained to her that if she takes Percoset with food it might make her feel better.
The other thing is ... the doctor recommended that she take baths, but she says it is too uncomfortable for her.
So, to those of you who have had this surgery, how long till you were back to normal, and what did you do to make it better?