Haemorroidectomy post operative instructions

1. Salt baths once or twice daily  (warm bath water with two tablespoons table salt), to clean the area and give relief.

2. Laxatives 20 – 30mls of Lactulose or equivalent (i.e. Actilax, Duphalac)

3. It is important not to get constipated – take laxatives twice daily if necessary

4. Finish five day course of antibiotics eg Metronidazole (Flagyl) if prescribed.

5. Use regular analgesia; get more from local Doctor if required. Pain is expected for up to 6 weeks.

6. Use simple pad or liner, as there will or could be some bleeding or discharge for up to 6 to 8 weeks after procedure.

7. Bleeding is likely to occur when you open your bowels, this is normal. Excessive bleeding continuously, needs to be checked by your local Doctor or emergency. Bleeding can also occur on the 7th to 10th day. Hemorrhoidal tissue is healing and opening your bowel stretches the healing area causing bleeding.

8. Limit your activities for the first week to aid recovery.

9. Drink more fluids and eat more fibre, (fruit, vegetables, high fibre cereals)


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