I had two hemorrhoids banded yesterday by a colorectal surgeon. I know I terrified I was so thought I'd share my journey.
The Day of the Procedure
I had to fast from 7am for admission to hospital at 11am. They said no prep but I did a suppository anyway just in case. They wheeled my into theatre at 1pm and given my general anaesthetic. I woke in recovery with no pain but was given pain killers. Once awake enough I went to my room. Ate a bit, had to do two wees and could go home at 7pm. During that time my pain was a 2/10 and discomfort 7/10. There was a little gauze in my bottom as well. I felt really sick on the drive home, maybe motion sickness but it passed. I declined all extra pain meds in hospital but had my Panadol and anti inflammatory before bed. They also have me 20ml lactolose to take.
The Next Day / Today
I woke with about 2/10 pain and 8/10 discomfort. Also have some pelvic discomfort. I took another Panadol and another antiflammatory. I moved around a fair bit taking care of my little one. After an hour I was able to open my bowel. The gauze came out and it wasn't so bad. My anus did hurt a bit and had to pat dry with wet toilet paper. I had a sitz bath and went to bed. Was feeling a bit sick.
I woke and went for a little walk. I did a suppository because I also have a rectocele and needed to clear it. It wasn't to painful to pass the BM after but it has made me a bit sore and also uncomfortable in my pelvis. I've been laying down and put a bit of ice between my bum cheeks.
I had some blood in both bowel motions
My surgeon told me ppl get pain because of a Banding being to tight, band near or last the dentate line, to many banded at once, thrombosis. I guess my bands have Been placed ok but he said thrombosis could happen at anytime.
So in general I'm uncomfortable with some pain but not horrible. I do think the suppose made it worse but I didn't have a choice 😕