People who are due to have surgery to remove a hemorrhoid will want to know what to expect during their hemorrhoid surgery recovery. Obviously as soon as the operation is over the patient will feel initially groggy and will need time to recover from the anesthetic. It is also recommended that anyone who has had surgery to remove a hemorrhoid takes painkillers to ease the pain that they will be feeling.
Another key factor of hemorrhoid surgery recovery is to ensure that you drink plenty of water and eat food that is high in fiber. Doing this will soften stools and will reduce the pain when going to the toilet, something which unfortunately cannot be avoided after this type of surgery. Some patients find that they bleed quite a lot after surgery so it is important to keep the area clean and dry, so change dressings regularly and make sure that you check the area to ensure that it is not becoming infected.
If you have been given antibiotics after your surgery you should make sure that you take the full course, even if you start to feel better. Antibiotics can be a crucible part of successful hemorrhoid surgery recovery as they prevent infection and help to speed up the recovery process. Taking a week or two off work can also help as many people find that a week or so of rest can really make all the difference during their recovery time. You should not be disheartened if you find that after a week you are still quite sore, everyone is different and everyone will have a different recovery time after surgery. Just make sure that you are resting, drinking plenty of fluids and eating the right sort of food that way you will soon be back to normal after your surgery to remove your hemorrhoids.