Haemorrhoid Treatment

What is Haemorrhoid Surgery?

At Coast Colorectal, we often assist people on the Gold Coast and Tweed Coast who are experiencing haemorrhoids. Haemorrhoid treatment can vary, depending on a number of factors.

 

If you have been experiencing haemorrhoids, your colorectal surgeon will have explained that there are many different options for haemorrhoid treatment. The steps that are appropriate for you will be outlined to you in your consultation.

 

Regardless of the haemorrhoid treatment you?ll be receiving, it?s important to keep your bowel regular and soft. Avoid straining. A high-fibre, high-fluid diet can help you to minimise the risk of ongoing symptoms from your hemorrhoids.

 

You can read about the common haemorrhoid treatment options below. If you have any questions, you should talk with your colorectal surgeon. It?s normal to have some questions about this process, and your health professionals are here to help.

Banding Treatment

This haemorrhoid treatment involves placing a rubber band at the top of the haemorrhoid. This reduces its size and symptoms.

 

When you have this haemorrhoid treatment, it?s normal to have a sensation of something within the rectum. You might feel like you need to pass a stool. There shouldn?t be any overt pain, but it?s not uncommon to have some discomfort inside the anus. You might also see a little bit of blood in your stool for around 8 to 10 days after your procedure. This will normally settle by itself.

After The Procedure

Please contact your medical professional if you experience any of the following symptoms after your banding procedure.

Pain

Excessive pain

Bleeding

Bleeding more than spotting or that does not settle

Fever

High fevers/ sweats/ rigors

Stapled Haemorrhoidectomy Treatment

This haemorrhoid treatment is done under a general anaesthetic. It involves the removal of a section of the lining of the lower rectum, just above the haemorrhoids.

 

After this treatment, it is common to have some discomfort in the anus and rectum. This typically lasts a week or two. Minor bleeding might also happen, but it will normally settle within the first week.

After The Procedure

Please contact your medical professional if you experience any of the following symptoms after your stapled haemorrhoidectomy procedure.

Pain

Excessive pain, particularly after passing a stool

Bleeding

Excessive bleeding with clots that does not settle

Fever

High fevers/ sweats/ rigors

THD (Trans anal Haemorrhoid Dearterialisation) Treatment

This haemorrhoid treatment involves multiple stitches inside the anus. This reduces the blood supply to the haemorrhoids and pulls them back up into the rectum.

 

When you have this treatment for haemorrhoids, it?s very important to keep your bowel regular and soft. Avoid straining in the bathroom.

 

Simple pain relief is encouraged in the first 72 hours after the procedure. A Sitz bath (warm salt water) can provide relief.

 

Commonly, you will have discomfort within the rectum and anus for the first week after your operation. You will also experience some minor rectal bleeding.

After The Procedure

Please contact your medical professional if you experience any of the following symptoms after your THD procedure.

Pain

Excessive pain that is not relieved by simple pain relief

Bleeding

Excessive bleeding with clots that doesn?t settle

Fever

High fevers/ sweats/ rigors

Excisional Haemorrhoidectomy Treatment

This haemorrhoid treatment involves removing the haemorrhoid in total. It?s completed under a general anaesthetic.

 

Wound care involves a shower or bath with a handful of salt or a tablespoon of bicarb, twice daily. This bathing is also important after you open your bowels. Pain relief should be taken regularly. A general laxative can also assist your bowel motion.

 

This is a very painful operation, so pain relief is very important. It is common to have some bleeding, and/ or a clear, pinky-yellow discharge from the anal wound that will require you to wear a pad for one or two weeks.

After The Procedure

Please contact your medical professional if you experience any of the following symptoms after your excisional haemorrhoidectomy procedure.

Pain

Excessive pain not relieved by regular pain relief

Bleeding

Excessive bleeding with clots that does not settle

Fever

High fevers/ sweats/ rigors

Questions About Your Haemorrhoid Treatment

It?s normal to have some questions about your haemorrhoid treatment. Your colorectal surgeon will be able to answer these questions, and discuss your treatment with you in depth.

 

If you have any concerns, questions, or any of the symptoms listed above, please contact Coast Colorectal on (07) 5598 0825 (Monday to Friday, business hours) or your GP or hospital if it?s after hours or on a weekend.