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UMDTerp2001
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   Posted 10/31/2007 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   
anyone have hemmroid surgery and care to share their experience or just have first hand knowledge based on someone you know or just what you've learned ? obviously there is some healthy fear here but it seems with anesthesia it may not be that bad. please let me know what your experience was? ive had a few that aren't so bad but more so uncomfortable with some pain at times. got them after my last big flare earlier in the year. i emailed my doc tonight to get a referral to a specialist. thanks and best to all.
 
 
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- 29 y/o single IT professional male residing in Northern VA, USA
- UC Diagnosis - April, 2006 - Symptoms were sudden and drastic
- GI did not determine type of UC as I was too inflamed during the c-scope
- Completed 3rd Prednisone taper on 4/13/07 - Tapered from early January through mid-April after being hospitalized from a bad flare with anemia & severe joint pain.
- Currently in remission and enjoying life again since getting out of the hospital in early Jan 07' from a nasty flare
- Survive on 4 Colazal/day, 1 GNC Multivitamin, occassional Fish oil & Primal Defense Probiotics
- Enjoy the outdoors, relaxing and spending time with family and friends


pb4
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   Posted 10/31/2007 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Well about 17 yrs ago I went in for an emergency hemheroidectomy (they banded them) but AFTER the surgery it was discovered I had perianal crohns skin tags and NOT hemmies so I'm afraid my experiance doesn't help anyone who actually has hemmies but here's a good link....
 
 
 

http://www.emedmag.com/html/pre/fea/features/011504.asp

 

 

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TaylorB
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   Posted 11/6/2007 5:03 AM (GMT -7)   
if you have UC,  i would recommend that you do not choose a surgical option for your hemmorhoids.  you may have them more than once in your life, and the surgeon can reduce the effectiveness of your sphinter muscle, which will make it impossible to have the best J pouch surgery if ever necessary.  i am very serious about this topic and will discuss it with anyone who needs help. 
Taylor
 

UMDTerp2001
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   Posted 11/6/2007 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Taylor - thanks for the feedback. That is my biggest worry about all this because it is close to the sphicter. What methods would you recommend if not surgery? It's not that big so I don't know if it is worth the risk of surgery or maybe some other procedure. I'm definitely not going to rush into it and get other opinions before going forward with something. Thanks!
 
 
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- 29 y/o single IT professional male residing in Northern VA, USA
- UC Diagnosis - April, 2006 - Symptoms were sudden and drastic
- GI did not determine type of UC as I was too inflamed during the c-scope
- Completed 3rd Prednisone taper on 4/13/07 - Tapered from early January through mid-April after being hospitalized from a bad flare with anemia & severe joint pain.
- Currently in remission and enjoying life again since getting out of the hospital in early Jan 07' from a nasty flare
- Survive on 4 Colazal/day, 1 GNC Multivitamin, occassional Fish oil & Primal Defense Probiotics
- Enjoy the outdoors, relaxing and spending time with family and friends


UMDTerp2001
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   Posted 11/6/2007 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Anyone ever have the Infrared Coagulation (IRC). It seems the most painless and less risk.
 
 
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- 29 y/o single IT professional male residing in Northern VA, USA
- UC Diagnosis - April, 2006 - Symptoms were sudden and drastic
- GI did not determine type of UC as I was too inflamed during the c-scope
- Completed 3rd Prednisone taper on 4/13/07 - Tapered from early January through mid-April after being hospitalized from a bad flare with anemia & severe joint pain.
- Currently in remission and enjoying life again since getting out of the hospital in early Jan 07' from a nasty flare
- Survive on 4 Colazal/day, 1 GNC Multivitamin, occassional Fish oil & Primal Defense Probiotics
- Enjoy the outdoors, relaxing and spending time with family and friends


pb4
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   Posted 11/6/2007 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I've heard that getting them banded was the safest way, this way it makes them shrink up.

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My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


UMDTerp2001
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   Posted 11/6/2007 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Pb4! It also sounds like the most painful!! ouch!
 
 
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- 29 y/o single IT professional male residing in Northern VA, USA
- UC Diagnosis - April, 2006 - Symptoms were sudden and drastic
- GI did not determine type of UC as I was too inflamed during the c-scope
- Completed 3rd Prednisone taper on 4/13/07 - Tapered from early January through mid-April after being hospitalized from a bad flare with anemia & severe joint pain.
- Currently in remission and enjoying life again since getting out of the hospital in early Jan 07' from a nasty flare
- Survive on 4 Colazal/day, 1 GNC Multivitamin, occassional Fish oil & Primal Defense Probiotics
- Enjoy the outdoors, relaxing and spending time with family and friends


TaylorB
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   Posted 11/6/2007 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   

i can not give you ideas on other options.  my experiences are personal and are all surgical.  i can only tell you about the anger i feel that a colorectal surgeon along with information from my GI should know better or should have considered my future and that they didnt.  i cant think how i would have known that i was risking my future options.  AND sometime i leak...which sucks.  i had a severe problem and had 3 operations.

recovery from this type of surgery was brutal.  if i were you, i would try to make sure that you always always drink enough water and consider fibre supplements. although i always thought fiber just made my poo big, which was bad for my hemmorhoids. also be careful about what drugs constipate you.   if your UC is bad this may not be enough.  i had hemmorhoids before i had UC.  but UC through the years really took its toll (on my but hole) :)  but hey i am hemmorhoid free.  i would rather be UC free. :(

 

 


pb4
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   Posted 11/6/2007 2:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I think any form of removal of hemmies will be uncomfortable but apparently the quickest heal is from the banded procedure since there wouldn't be any wound to heal from being cut off.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


Wooky
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   Posted 11/8/2007 11:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi UMDTerp2001

I've just had an emergency op to remove a thrombosise hemroid. Now I can only tell you my experience.
It was excruciating, they said mine was a real large hemmy. I've bn hit by a car fractured my elbow had a pancreatitis but nothing prepared me for how much this hurt. After the op they gave me enough morphine to tranqualize a hippo and still I was in agony. Also I don't know why but they did a sphinterotermy. I'm obviously having major complications. not to mention my UC is chronic now where as b4 it was manageable. It's bn 6mths since the surgery and I still hav not healed. I also had anal tags removed that was 2mths after the first op. As you can imagine I'm not impressed, I'm sore and really stressed don't know if I'll ever be able to get back to normal

My advice is if they are not that big don't cause too much pain, don't have surgey. I repeat don't hav the surgery. I was still reluctant to have the surgery when I was admitted through emergency to the hospital. Surgery even if they do band them shld be the last option
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Wooky
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   Posted 11/8/2007 11:32 PM (GMT -7)   
P.S. let us know how you get on
Every Dr will suggest surgery but I strongly suggest against it unless you were like me at the point where yo ucan't walk
27yr old female
All drugs induce pancreatitis
fibre blend twice a day
chai herbal tea
chlorophyll 60ml/litre
Progesterone Hormone 8% 2xday


pb4
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   Posted 11/8/2007 11:35 PM (GMT -7)   
wooky your post scares me because you mention that you had anal tags removed along with a hemmie and after 6 months you still havn't healed...anal skin tags are related to crohns disease (perianal crohns skin tags, aka: elephant ears) and these should never be removed for the main reason that the area may never heal due to the fact that it's diseased (crohns) tissue....

were you DX positively with UC? Because there is also crohns-colitis and unfortunately many docs misDX IBDers because of this.

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Wooky
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   Posted 11/9/2007 12:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeh well thats what they're say' now that I may ahve bn misdiagnosed. I didn't hav the anal tags b4 the op. I also didn't hav the flare up that i have now either. Basically I went in 4 a hemmie and I've come out with worse problems wrong. I'm currently seeing. 2 gastro 2 gp's 2 surgeons and still no 1 has a clue they just wana pump me full of drugs, even if they give me pancreatitis.
I hate taking they're advice cause it always makes it worse. What do you suggest? Or hav u had anyone with similar experience I'm at my wit's end try'n 2 deal with these moronic Dr's HELP
27yr old female
All drugs induce pancreatitis
fibre blend twice a day
chai herbal tea
chlorophyll 60ml/litre
Progesterone Hormone 8% 2xday


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   Posted 11/9/2007 5:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Wooky, it sounds like you're in a pickle with your doctors. Why don't you create a seperate post to ask for advise from our members as to what you should do? It seems you might benefit from a seperate post because you will get more answers to think upon.
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UMDTerp2001
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   Posted 11/9/2007 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
wooky, thanks for the feedback and im sorry you are having so much complications. i do have a very small one and im now looking into irc=infrared coagulation. it seems the most effective and painless from what ive been reading. i hope things improve for you! sometimes things are really bad with these diseases and then things look up. it will get better for you!
 
 
__________________________________________________________________________________
- 29 y/o single IT professional male residing in Northern VA, USA
- UC Diagnosis - April, 2006 - Symptoms were sudden and drastic
- GI did not determine type of UC as I was too inflamed during the c-scope
- Completed 3rd Prednisone taper on 4/13/07 - Tapered from early January through mid-April after being hospitalized from a bad flare with anemia & severe joint pain.
- Currently in remission and enjoying life again since getting out of the hospital in early Jan 07' from a nasty flare
- Survive on 4 Colazal/day, 1 GNC Multivitamin, occassional Fish oil & Primal Defense Probiotics
- Enjoy the outdoors, relaxing and spending time with family and friends

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