I suffered from anal leakage for about a year and a half. Walked around every day, all the time, with toilet paper shoved in my pants.
Got tired of it. Went to the doctor, he said the leaking was caused by my enormous hemorrhoids. He said I should them removed and referred me to another doctor.
I went to the appointment, dreaded what he had to say (I have a phobia about invasive medical procedures and IV needles), but decided to go along with the operation.
You know what? The operation and recovery weren't that bad!
The actual operation was a piece of cake because I was "out" (anesthetized) completely -- I arrived at the outpatient surgery center at 6 am and left to go home around noon. The actual operation lasted only an hour or so. The rest of the time was recovery.
Also, I received a colonoscopy prior to the surgery, and I was out for that, too, but that added to the overall time in the center. Still, six hours to come and go home was not bad!
There was no pain at all until a few hours after the operation, when the local anesthetic began to wear off. So I took my oxycodine pills, relaxed, slept, read, watched TV.
Days 1-5 were tough, mainly when having a bowel movement (a bit painful), but on the 6th day I recovered noticeably and even more so each day after that. By the 10th day after the operation I was pretty much back to normal.
And I only missed 4 days of work (since I also had 2 weekend days to recover before going back to work -- so I recovered for 6 days total before returning to work).
But, back to the anal leakage: Did the hemorroidectomy solve the problem? Yes, it did, I'm pleased to say! No more having to stuff toilet paper down my pants!
I recommend seeing a rectal/colon doctor about your leakage problem and seeing if a hemorrhodectomy would not solve your problem, too. (I'm posting this to one or two other sites as well.)View Thread
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