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Old 01-29-2008, 03:47 PM   #1
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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),
-Stapling Hemorrhoidectomy

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.

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Old 02-02-2008, 04:59 PM   #2
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Re: Stapling Hemroid Surgery Vs. Hemorrhoidectomy - Experiences? Worried...

Anyone? I'd really appreciate any experiences/thoughts on this...

Old 02-12-2008, 03:00 AM   #3
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Re: Stapling Hemroid Surgery Vs. Hemorrhoidectomy - Experiences? Worried...

Hi i am happy for you vdobbs,that your operation has been successful and not terriblly painful.
Just wondering,was your op done by a private colorectol surgeon
I am 60 yrs old and have a painful prolapsed rectum, that will have to be fixed up.
My hubby and i dont have private health insurance,so i will have to have the operation done by the public doctors.
Like you, i have read posts from folks who have dealt with enormous pain,and wonder whats in store for me.
Your advice about the diet and fasting beore and after your op makes good sense,i had been thinking about doing some thing like that also.
But i was wondering about the enema you used,can i ask what kind it was.
I have tried to buy an enema like the one my mother used to have,where you fill a jug of warm water,but you cant buy them anymore from chemist shops.
They only sell them micro-lax enemas in the small tubes,these are filled up with 5ml of some stuff thats supposed to make you go.I have used them a couple of times,but found them not real successful.
I am going down to the city next week, to see a colorectol surgeon for advice about the best operation for this problem.
And when i do see the public doctors, i will at least know if what they want to do to me,will be in my best interest,or some thing like that.
I have had a colonoscopy and this checked out ok,no other problem except the prolapse.
With best wishes from bess01.

Old 02-15-2008, 03:41 PM   #4
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Re: Stapling Hemroid Surgery Vs. Hemorrhoidectomy - Experiences? Worried...

Hi Bess,

Yes, my surgery was done by a private colorectal surgeon. The enema I used was the Fleet brand pre-packaged ones. I hope everything goes well for you !!

Old 07-12-2008, 05:23 PM   #5
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Re: Stapling Hemroid Surgery Vs. Hemorrhoidectomy - Experiences? Worried...

I'm going to try out some Venapro - I'll let you know if it works

Old 09-22-2008, 02:39 AM   #6
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Re: Stapling Hemroid Surgery Vs. Hemorrhoidectomy - Experiences? Worried...

Venapro took away the pain really fast on me. Im pretty happy with the results from Venapro at least. I had been suffering for over a month.

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