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   Posted 3/4/2008 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone ever had to go have a surgon remove a hemrroid?  Just curious what to expect...I've never had a hemrroid until this flare up. Do they knock you out?  Is it done in the office or hospital? What's the recovery time?  Should I expect more to appear?

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   Posted 3/4/2008 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Assuming you're having external hemmies removed they do knock you out. It's a pretty quick procedure, relatively speaking. I think my recovery time was about 2 weeks, but I had "quite a bit of work done" according to the surgeon. It felt like a bee had stung me in my butt! Definitely worth going through though for the relief it offered.
You may or may not get more. I've had 1 internal hemmerhoid treatment and 1 external treatment, but none for several years.
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   Posted 3/4/2008 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   

Here's a link that will help you with your Q...



Nowadays they do tend to band hemmies rather than cutting them as cutting them can sometimes lead to issues with healing quickly and pain.



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   Posted 3/5/2008 12:28 AM (GMT -6)   
if i could i'd make you a rectal rocket(pharmacy term for a suppository that is good for hemorroids...)
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