I'm looking for some advice from those of you who have had THD / HALO surgery, or anyone else who has had their hemorrhoids sugically treated.
I had THD for Grade 3 hemorrhoids three months in September. At my two month check up my colorectal surgeon told me that the hemorrhoids had shrunk right back to small Grade 1s and that I needed no more treatment, which was great.
The only problem is, I still have skin bulging from my anus where the hemorrhoids were. The hemorrhoids were big enough to stretch the skin quite a lot (I had them for over six months) and every time I have a BM now it still looks and feels like I have them. They're not really skin tags, just soft bulges. I have itching and burning still, usually after a BM and lasting sometimes all day. I sitz bath, eat a very high fibre diet and drink plenty of water.
Did anyone suffer from these 'bulges' after their THD / hemorrhoid surgery? And if so, did the skin ever go back to normal and the symptoms disappear?
While I'm not in as much discomfort as I was pre-surgery, I'm still upset that I'm not yet 100%, despite the surgery, and am hoping that this is just a temporary problem as a result of having large hemorrhoids, and that it will go away!
Thanks for any and all feedback, it's much appreciated.
I thought I would be rid of them instantly but this is disgusting.