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Hemorrhoidectomy Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have a hemorrhoidectomy, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Constipation
  • Recurrence of hemorrhoids
  • Narrowing of the anal canal
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Adverse reaction to local anesthetic

Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Bleeding disorder
  • Advanced age
  • Prior anal surgery

Call Your Doctor

After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Passing large amounts of blood
  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Pain that you cannot control with the medicines you have been given
  • Constipation or trouble urinating
  • An aching feeling develops in the area between the rectum and the genitals

In case of an emergency, CALL911.

 
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