When you develop hemorrhoids, doctors often recommend that you try to treat them non-surgically if possible. Some people do respond really well to nonsurgical treatments, such as hemorrhoid creams. Other people do not end up getting the results they'd prefer from these treatments. So how do you know that it's time to give up on non-surgical treatments and schedule yourself for hemorrhoid surgery? Here are a few key signs to watch out for.
You’re Getting Little to No Relief
Sometimes when you start using hemorrhoid creams and similar treatments, you see results in the short-term. But when you stop feeling those short-term results, that's a sign that you need to consider surgery. Maybe you put hemorrhoid cream on and it feels exactly the same as before. Perhaps you sit down with your bottom on a sitz bath but it no longer gives you relief. You deserve relief, and at this stage, surgery is likely the only way to get it.
You’re Seeing More Blood
When hemorrhoids are small and new, they don't bleed all that much. As they continue developing, they tend to become larger and are more prone to bleeding. Maybe you're seeing blood every time you wipe, and perhaps you're even noticing some blood when you have not recently wiped. Losing this much blood is not good for you, so you may want to schedule hemorrhoid surgery ASAP to help prevent the loss of additional blood.
The Pain Is Interfering With Your Life
Some people with hemorrhoids have a bit of pain now and then, but it passes soon and does not really get in the way of them living their lives. Other people with hemorrhoids find that the pain really does bother them. You may call off work some days because of the pain, or you might avoid activities you used to enjoy, like running or hiking, because of your hemorrhoid pain. While surgery does cause some pain during the initial recovery period, once that period is over, you should be essentially pain-free. Sometimes, this is just what you need in order to start doing the things you love again.
If any of the situations above ring true to you, then it is a good idea to talk to a hemorrhoid surgeon. They can more closely evaluate your overall health and your symptoms in order to determine whether you're a good candidate for surgery. Relief is just around the corner. For more information about hemorrhoidectomy surgical procedures, reach out to a local clinic.Share
10 August 2023
My name is Dan and this is my blog. I am a recently singled father of three that is learning everything about caring for my kids as I go along. Before my wife passed, she was the one that took care of the kids when they were sick or injured, so I had a lot of learning to do and I had to do it as quickly as possible. I got together with some of the parents from my kids' school and they helped out quite a bit. I created my blog for two reasons - to keep my facts straight and to help other parents learn what I have struggled to learn.