I touched on my hemorrhoid in the total colectomy thread. They numbed me up and removed it there in the doctor's office. She cut away the skin about the size of a thumb nail.
I know I'll bleed and it'll take at least a week to get better. How long will it take until the bleeding stops? I change out the gauze each time I use the restroom. If I don't use it the pain is a lot worse and it keeps bleeding. I'm not worried about bleeding too much, just curious when it will stop.
For those of you that haven't had any removed - it is definitely tolerable once you get past the needle being injected into you for the numbing. I'm on Lortabs and Advil. They keep the pain at bay and the only 2 things that cause worse pain are bowel movements and sitting down intially.
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