Hemorrhoids

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-18-2013
Hemorrhoids
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Sun, 04-28-2013 - 11:21am

Has anyone had hemorrhoid surgery? I have suffered with hemorrhoids for years now and have recently discussed hemorrhoid surgery with my doctor. She says that I may get some relief from it but that most people she knows don't feel the little relief is worth the all the hassle, pain, etc of the surgery. 

 

Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Thu, 05-02-2013 - 2:20pm

Mary, thanks for stopping by. I have no experience myself with this surgery, so I hope someone else can fill you in.

Here is some information that may help you: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002939.htm It was interesting to me to see that hemorrhoids could still recur after surgery if you did not follow steps to avoid constipation, etc.  I guess it is an individual decision based on how much difficulty they are causing you. Have you found anything else to be helpful in dealing with them? Do they bleed? Are they causing you a lot of pain or discomfort? Those are probably all factors in helping you make a decision.