Anal Wart Surgery
(Surgery, Anal Wart; Condyloma Acuminata Surgery; Surgery, Condyloma Acuminata )
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Reasons for Procedure
What to Expect
Prior to Procedure
- Eat a light lunch and a clear, liquid dinner the day before surgery.
- Do not eat or drink after midnight before your surgery.
- Take any medicines your doctor suggests at the appropriate time.
- Arrange for a ride home from the hospital.
Make plans ahead of time for activities after surgery. For instance:
- Do all household chores before surgery or have someone do them for you after surgery.
- Arrange with your job to take about one week off from work.
Description of the Procedure
How Long Will It Take?
How Much Will It Hurt?
Average Hospital Stay
- Rest, but feel free to move around as long as you feel comfortable.
- Do not do any heavy lifting.
- Do not stand or sit for more than one hour.
- Wear comfortable, loose clothing.
- Do not drive if you are taking pain medicines.
- Eat foods that are high in fiber and drink plenty of fluids. This will prevent straining and constipation .
- Ask your doctor when you are able to have sex again.
- Take a sitz bath 3-4 times a day and after each bowel movement. You can also sit in a tub of warm water for 10-20 minutes.
- Be gentle when wiping the anal area.
- Clean the anal area after each bowel movement by spraying warm water or using baby wipes.
- There will be reddish-yellow drainage from your rectum for 7-14 days. Wear pads that your doctor gives you to absorb the drainage.
- Even if having a bowel movement is painful, do not avoid going to the bathroom. Your doctor may give you a stool softener to make bowel movements easier.
Call Your Doctor
- Bleeding in the rectal area that cannot be stopped when applying pressure
- Signs of infections such as fever and chills
- Bad-smelling drainage from the anal area or area where you have stitches
- Stitches break open
- Increased swelling in rectal area
- Pain that is not controlled by the medicine given
- You are not having bowel movements regularly
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- Reviewer: Daus Mahnke, MD
- Review Date: 09/2013 -
- Update Date: 09/30/2013 -