There are many different types of treatments for hemorrhoids, there are also variations in the types of hemorrhoids and varying levels of intensity. If you are suffering from external hemorrhoids, there is one surefire way to fix the hemorrhoid aggravation that you suffer daily.
While there are lifestyle changes that you can take as well as home remedies you can use if the situation warrants it. For instance, if your external hemorrhoids have prolapsed, surgery might be the best solution.
What Is Haemorrhoidectomy?
One type of surgery is a haemorrhoidectomy where the complete hemorrhoid is removed. It is a surefire method of fixing the hemorrhoids. It is also the most drastic action that can be taken for hemorrhoid relief. While this has been the standard method for dealing with difficult hemorrhoids, it takes longer than other choices to recover from it.
It involved the use of a scalpel to remove hemorrhoids and stitch the cut closed. It is a fast procedure and you will be given anesthesia and will not feel any pain worse than the pain from the hemorrhoids. The doctor then cuts around the swollen area and ties off the bulging vein or veins. The vein is then incised and the area stitched closed. The incision is bandaged to prevent any infection from the bacteria that might be in this delicate area.
The cutting, as noted, has typically been done with a scalpel but laser surgery or cauterization also works. Laser surgery involves using laser light which removes external hemorrhoids. This approach is less painful and more quickly recovered from than surgery that involves a scalpel.
It is often treated as day surgery and you go home after the operation but sometimes the doctor recommends an overnight stay in the hospital. As well, this surgery can be done with stapling as well where the area is stapled and hemorrhoid removed.
Post Surgery Care
It will take a couple of weeks for the incision to heal. Ice packs for the swelling, cleansing to prevent infection, and pain medication for the discomfort are the usual treatments. The result is a hemorrhoid-free lifestyle however it is important to avoid the things that caused the problem in the first place. If you do things that exacerbate the pressure on your anal area and that create constipation, hemorrhoids can return.
Not to discourage those thinking about a haemorrhoidectomy as the ultimate solution for the pain of hemorrhoids, but there are dangers inherent in any surgery.
For instance, if the sphincter is damaged during surgery, bowel control can be an ongoing problem until further surgery is carried out to repair the damage. While this is a very rare danger, a more common problem is the issue of attempting to pass stools, especially if they are constipated, before the healing is complete.