During Your Procedure
You just had a procedure to remove your hemorrhoid. Depending on your symptoms, you may have had one of these types of procedures:
- Placing a small rubber band around the hemorrhoids to shrink them by blocking blood flow
- Stapling the hemorrhoids to block blood flow
- Surgically removing the hemorrhoids
- Laser or chemical removal of the hemorrhoids
After your recovery from the anesthesia, you will return home the same day.
What to Expect at Home
- You may have a lot of pain after surgery as the area tightens and relaxes. Take the pain medicines on time as instructed. DO NOT wait until the pain gets bad to take them.
- You may notice some bleeding, especially after your first bowel movement.
- Your doctor may also recommend eating a bland diet the first few days after surgery. Foods you can eat include applesauce, Jell-O, white rice, bananas, white bread, and saltines.
- Be sure to drink plenty of fluids, such as broth, juices, tea, and water.
- Your doctor may suggest using a stool softener so that it is easier to have bowel movements.