I have been told that I need hemroid surgery for an external hemroid. The doctor did, however, say I could just treat it but it would never go away. I've tried several different treatments and am now leaning toward surgery. My doc says it will put me out of commission for 6 weeks. Can anyone give me some pros and cons of surgery? Also, when she says out of commission, does she mean in bed resting or could I rest out by my pool, shop..etc..?
Please, please do your homework! Six weeks is a joke! My doc said the same thing, more like 6 months! Make sure you go to a good colorectal surgeon too not a regular surgeon, you will be glad you did. If the hemm. is really painful get it removed, but the recovery period is long. Good luck!
As many other people on this board have stated, recovery is extensive but well worth it if you have a good surgeon who removes the hemm. After surgery you will be in some pain and uncomfortable. Sitting probably will not be an option for a while. I don't know about relaxing in the pool (as you mentioned ) because the doctor usually recommends a warm sitz bath. Perhaps other members mave have some feedback in this matter. I hope if you decide to have the surgery that everything works out okay for you. Good luck.