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Forum Name: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Question: Condyloma: post-op


 Ruoste - Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:06 pm

I recently underwent surgery - 4 days ago to be more precise. Aside from a valuable lesson on using condoms even if I'm in a long term monogamous relationship, I've been left with a new concern after surgery. I am very nervous to go to the washroom because there is quite a bit of blood in my stool. Sometimes after a very painful washroom experience I will continue to bleed for a few seconds. Is this cause for concern that I should take up with my doctor, or is it a common occurance after this type of surgery?
I am a 19 year old male. I am currently taking soflax, anusol suppository, percocet for pain and using a dubicaine ointment. Also, I am having baths with epsom salts under the advice of a local pharmacist.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:35 pm

User avatar Hello,
I am sorry we didn't get to your question sooner and I trust you were in contact with your surgeon. I also assume you are talking about an anal location for the condyloma.

Some bleeding would be anticipated, especially so soon after surgery. It can take a while to heal but each week should show improvement. It is important to continue the laxatives and bulking agents to avoid trauma to the region. Frequent baths do help relieve the discomfort. At this point you should start to feel mostly normal again.

Good luck in your future health.

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