A haemorrhoidectomy is suitable for larger or external haemorrhoids.  It is performed under general anaesthetic and involves excising the haemorrhoids from your lower rectum and anus.  It is a very successful operation but patients often describe some pain post-operatively.  This pain will be controlled with pain killers but it is likely you will need to take a week off work.  Your colorectal specialist will be able to discuss in detail with you which procedure is most suitable for your haemorrhoids.

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