Pain Management Specialist Questions Hemorrhoids

Is anal pain after a hemorrhoids surgery normal?

I was suffering from hemorrhoids for which I underwent a surgery about two and a half weeks ago. The doctor said the effects of the surgery would start to settle in about 3 to 5 days. However, even after two and a half week, I can still feel a lot of anal pain. Is it normal for it to take this long or should I go for a second opinion?

2 Answers


Yes it would be wise to see a pain specialist ASAP. That doctor can get you on medications to settle down your nervous system to prevent conversion of the acute to chronic pain.

Nichelle Cook Renk, M.D.
Needs to be checked by your surgeon.