Background

I thought it would be useful to give a little background to my case, allowing you to better understand the hemorrhoid procedure/surgery I went through and why.

I’m a 41 white European man living in the UK. I’m originally from Scandinavia but I’ve been living in the US and UK for most of my life. I’m looking after my body, I eat well, I exercise or lift weights every day (the nurse asked me yesterday if I was an athlete), I’m a nonsmoker and I don’t drink excessively. My weight is 78kg (172lbs / 12 stone) and I’m 192cm (6.3 foot).

I’ve suffered from internal hemorrhoids for about ten years and consulted my doctor regularly, he would give me creams, which would alleviate the condition but not resolve it. About a month ago I discussed with my doctor again and was referred to a specialist.

I met with the specialist, he examined me and booked me to come back for a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy. The Flexible Sigmoidoscopy was not great – it was painful but only for 20 minutes. And, agh – it included getting an enema – not nice!

The specialist consultant suggested banding my hemorrhoids and removing two rectal fibroepithelial pylons – I had the surgery yesterday.

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Background

Hello world!

Hello everyone,

I am starting this blog after going through hemorrhoid, or pile, procedure/surgery yesterday; about 24 hours ago. I have had a difficult night, which meant I googled loads of forums about hemorrhoids treatments and side effects etc. I didn’t find any step by step experience and thought it might help other people hence this blog. I plan to update over the next week or so to make this a reference (for what its worth) for other people going through the same in the future. I hope it helps.

Feel free to leave comments; I will try to answer where I can.

Hello world!