Tips for the patient in the postoperative Proctology
These instructions are to help you to get your wounds to heal well and to reduce the pain. We advise you to be attentive.
Avoid constipating foods such as starches (rice, pasta, potatoes…) cinnamon, irritants such as coffee, tea, exotic dishes (Thai, Mexican, Indian).
Eat fruit and vegetables and drink at least 2 liters of water a day (still water, teas, juice). Limit alcohol.
The day after the operation, start by having a bath seat or lukewarm shower up to 3 to 4 times a day. Shower the operated area after each bowel movement. If there is a wick or sponge, remove it after the bath seat or shower the next day.
Use a gentle dabbing movement to wipe the wound, do not rub. Use a cold hair dryer if you feel any sensitivity in the operated area. Never rub!!!
Apply the prescribed ointment.
Avoid walking for 24 hours rather remain at relative rest.
The first two days, the wound can bleed slightly. If bleeding is important, return to the clinic or call the HOTLINE 032 910 04 00
Transparent and non-bloody flow is normal and may persist for several days until healing.
Pain and drugs
The pain should stop after 2 to 3 days, please do not hesitate in taking prescribed painkillers.
Danger! Never take the following drugs:
These drugs cause heavy bleeding.
Take mucilage or laxative (paraffin oil, granulated bags or other.) Please stick to the prescribed doses to avoid constipation and excessive diarrhea.
The end of treatment, remember the following:
- Avoid constipation and going often to the bathroom
- Minimize the time in the bathroom (maximum 5 minutes).
- Maintain a good hygiene by external anal showers with warm water.
- Drink 1.5 to 2 liters of water a day.
- Consult your specialist in case of any doubt. (HOTLINE 032 910 04 61).
If any problems occur, concern or emergency, you can contact our Specialist in coloproctology. (HOTLINE 032 910 04 00)
10 simple tips to improve haemorrhoidal disease symptoms and preventing their occurrence:
- Drink lots of water, 1.5 to 2 liters a day
- Adopt a stable diet rich in fibers, cereals, brand bread, fruit and vegetables
- Have a physical activity, such as walking regularly and swimming. Avoid sports such as cycling and horse ridding
- Go to the bathroom at a fixed hour, like in the morning after having drunken a big glass of water
- Do not stay for too long in hot places
- Avoid food that irritates the stomach such as spices and alcohol, avoid excitement to the main intestine such as tea and coffee
- Maintain a good local hygiene without doing it excessively to avoid supplementary irritation
- Avoid carrying heavy objects
- Avoid wearing tight clothing
- Consult your specialist if symptoms persist, get worse or modify
Dr Xavier Delgadillo