Stapling Hemroid Surgery Vs. Hemorrhoidectomy - Experiences? Worried...
Hi, I've done some searching on the forums, and cant seem to find much information, or more importantly (i think) - experience - on the Stapling procedure.
I've found its also known as:
-Procedure for Prolapse and Hemorrhoids (PPH),
I'm 25 and pretty healthy and physically active. Only this and a few allergies bothering me, but the allergies are under control.
I've been told, by the Doctor(specialist?) that I have Stage 2 to 3 Hemroids, and that they are at the very end of the anal passage, around the outter/exit ring.
The reason I originally consulted my GP on this, was:
1. Bowel Movements take approx 30mins for me to feel "empty" - this would generally encompass 4-6 movements. In between which I would just have a feeling that there is more to come. I think this is at least partially caused by the BM needing to be quite powerful to get past them...
2. Last summer they began to bleed.
They are only sometimes painful, though moreso uncomfortable/raw than actually painful.
He was originally going to suggest injecting them, but then decided on this procedure. He says it will be a day op procedure - i.e. I arrive 7:30am, having not eaten/drank since midnight the night before, and will be heading home in the afternoon. He recommends a week off work, and someone to take care of me for 24hours after arriving home.
The posts I've read on full hemorrhoidectomies have scared the **** out of me...
How does this procedure compare?
In terms of:
-How serious/invasive is the surgery?
-Are there common complications?
-How long do the "staples" take to pass? (the doctor told me they will)
-Am I to expect a lot of pain on Bowel Movements over the days following it?
-What is the "average" recovery period? - i.e. how long before I can probably go back to the gym/running/swimming/weight lifting etc?
-Will I need to take any medication on a permanent basis?
Do I definitely need this surgery? I've been reading about treatments... such as Venapro?? Now, I'm not naive enough to think that such advanced roids could be cured by something like this, but could it help to reduce them?
As this is not exactly something I expected at my age, it has me very freaked out, and I'm unfortunately not really in a position to discuss it with a supporting family member... so I would greatly appreciate any advice/experiences that could be offered.