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Anyone had surgery for hemorhoids

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Canihaveaslice Sat 03-May-14 10:53:15

I'm looking for someone to tell me what they had and if it's worth it.

Since being pregnant with dd9 I suffer with bouts of piles at least once /twice a month. I've tried banding which didn't work and so the gp has suggested a procedure called THD/halo. Obv I've googled it and it sounds much worse than he was making it sound.
I'm wondering if anyone else has had something done and how they found it.

grimbletart Sat 03-May-14 18:09:48

I did not have the halo technique - not sure if it was around in the 1980s when I had mine "done". I had a much more drastic surgery that removed them completely (because they were too bad for anything else) and I had had years of pain.

It was much less painful than I had expected, although the first poo was a bit eye watering, but it was a complete cure and I've never had any trouble since. So for me, even though it was drastic, it was well worth it

I was in hospital over a week but I'm sure they would have kicked me out earlier these days. Hospital stays were longer then I think.

Canihaveaslice Sun 04-May-14 09:55:39

Thanks gimble, yeah this operation us supposedly less drastic than the one you had. They suture the blood vessels feeding the piles and give it all a bit of a face lift. They only keep you in a day now.

I was ready to have it as I'm fed up all always having piles. But then the stories online have put me right off so I'm doubting if I should have it.

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