Also, any advice from someone who has had the surgery OR found some way to avoid it is also greatly appreciated... thanks!
since the pain would be really bad (the pain comes from
nerves below the dentate line).
At least that's what two surgeons told me when I went
to see them. However, frankly, I think they could have
gone ahead. I've had external hemorrhoids banded before
on an outpatient procedure years ago. The pain was bad, yes,
and it also felt as if someone was grabbing your anus
all the while. Has some uninary retention too - you are going
to have a tough time passing urine. But I withstood it and
the pain went away after the first or second day.
Banding doesn't normally last more than 5 years though.
And big, confluential hemorrhoids can't be banded.
Other options you could ask them are infrared coagulation,
radiofrequency ablation, or galvanic current treatment.
Hey guys, I'm Mike. I know what you're going through, because I've been where you are now. I also have an external hemorrhoid, and it's been bothering me since summer 2010. At first, it was painful, lots of bleeding, etc. I even considered surgery, but there are other alternative hemorrhoid remedies that can help you, and aren't so bizarre, so I suggest you that you consider operation as your last resort, and to try other options. For example, the thing that I found most helpful for me was oil. Just simple oil, try rubbing oil on your hemorrhoid, preferably after shower and it will pass.
I had internal hemorrhoid and banded them,so this problem is solved for some time...But I got an external one and I don't know what to do.
It is so painful I can't go to work.All that I red about external hemorrhoids didn't encourage me to do anything radical as surgeon etc.I hate pain!
Is there anything that can make the pain disappear complete?
I am shocked to hear the horror of your experiences but I have to tell you, it doesn’t have to be this way! Find a good colorectal surgeon and get them removed.
When you’re dealing with external hemorrhoids the pain is caused be two components. First the obvious pain of having your muscle cut apart and then stitched up. (Most surgeons in the US stitch up the wound but in other parts of the world they usually don’t) However, the stitches usually give way early on leaving you with an open wound! When you use the bathroom and feces enters the open wound it really hurts. To combat that use a anit bacterial cream such as Bacitracin on the wound especially just before a movement because it is thick you can fill the wound with it and the feces wont enter. Then just follow a pain management program like the one outlined below and it should go completely pain free for you.
The key is to fine a REAL Hemorrhoid doctor i.e. Colorectal Surgeons that what they do and not a G.I. or General doctor even though they CAN cut you hemorrhoids out does not mean they should!
You can get a lot more info at
Best to all of you.
I cut and pasted the pain management portion from another posting I made last week so you may have seen it before.
Your Pain management is defiantly something you can negotiate with your doctor before sugary! Get it right or you will regret it!
A companionate surgeon and good colorectal surgeon shouldn’t want their patient to be in any pain and this is not a procedure where you need to feel a little pain to protect yourself from injury.
In my opinion, if you want a pain free procedure and pain program should consist of some form of the following:
First 24 hours after sugary:
- 2 vicodin every four hours
- 1 Zipsor every six hours
2d day to 8th day
- 1 vicodin every four hours (As needed after 5th day)
- 1 Zipsor every six hours
8th day to 3 weeks if needed
- 1 Zipsor every six hours (As needed after 14th day)
The vicodin numbs some of the external pain but does very little for the internal pain that you experience. Zipsor is an excellent MODERATE pain medication that numbs from the inside and I have personally used it after a complex internal and external hemrodictomy and there was absolutely no pain at anytime including my first Movement!
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Here is the link...Im going to give it a try =) I cant take the pain...i miss just being able to go to the bathroom...and sit comfortably..
Thanks for any info
make this decision- I will be all over the pain management recommendations!! :-)