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Question: bleeding after piles operation!


 erpweb - Mon Jan 03, 2005 4:38 am

Dear Doctor,

I am a 23 year old piles patient and was suffering from anal fissures and
bleeding piles problems from the last 6 Months or so...

The fissures healed in the due course with a conservative diet and plenty of
water but not the piles and I have been recently operated for piles in India
(Mumbai) , in which Sclerotherepy (Injection Treatment) and Cauterization of
3 piles (anal papillae) was done along with Sphincter Stretching as per the
Surgeon.

Now after the operation for the next few days i had some 8-10 droplets of
blood in stools daily, which improved to just some blood stains in the
stools and minor blood clots at the time of cleaning sometimes still occur.

I am around 15 days down the operation and recently had the doctor visit who
checked via a proctoscope and said there is nothing to worry BUT the
bleeding (even minor) should stop in the next 10 days when i am due to visit
him again.

I take laxatives at night as per the doctor advice, have a high fibre diet
(fresh fruits, vegetables, soups and juices) and drink plenty of water
throughout the day. Earlier due to some high dosage of laxatives i had to go
as much as 4-5 times a day for bowel movements, now with lessening the dose
it has come down to 2-3 times a day.

Is there some way i can stop this minor bleeding? Doctor tells me to relax
and all will be fine but what if the blood staining does not stop in the
next 10 days? how long can a pile which has been treated as above bleed?

Do you suggest anything more for me to do, to reduce this bleeding or
occurrence of the same?? some alternative life style?? less sitting,
standing or something of that sort?? can tension / stress aggregavate the
situation?? can exercise / yoga help?? I used to go Gym quite occasionally
but after this operation am not doing the same, shall i resume basic
exercises??

Your quick advise will be appreciated...

Kind Regards,
Akshay Shah.
India (Mumbai).
 Theresa Jones, RN - Wed Jan 05, 2005 6:47 am

User avatar Hi erpweb,
Generally speaking, after this surgery recovery time is about two weeks. In my opinion I would not resume exercising, or do anything to cause added tension until the bleeding subsides. You may want to try cool compresses to help stop the bleeding. This should decrease the blood flow and make you somewhat more comfortable.
Sincerely,
Rntdj

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