Take a warm shower or sit in a tub of warm water (sitz bath) three times a day or after bowel movements.
You may feel a constant urge to move your bowels. This is normal and will gradually subside. It is not unusual to pass blood with bowel movements for up to seven to 10 days. Keep stools soft by eating a high fiber diet (fresh and dried fruits, vegetables, whole grain bread and cereal). You can take Metamucil or Citrucel one to two times per day, and colace 100mg twice a day.
Symptoms to call us about
- Severe worsening pain
- Fever or chills
- Difficulty passing urine
- Severe rectal bleeding/blood clots
- Take Tylenol 650mg every four to six hours or prescribed pain medication
- Avoid taking any medications that may thin the blood (Aspirin or Aspirin-containing products, NSAIDS such as Advil, Motrin, etc.) for the next two weeks to minimize your risk of bleeding following the procedure.
Please call our office at 310-794-7788 if you have any questions. After hours, call the page operator at 310-825-6301.