Hemorrhoidal Skin Tag/Perianal Skin Tag Removal

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Care After Hemorrhoidal Skin Tag/Perianal Skin Tag Removal

Procedure Preformed:

Removal of residual hemorrhoidal skin tag/perianal skin tag

What To Expect:

People respond differently to this procedure. Some pain is common. Pain or discomfort is expected for about 24 to 48 hours. You may use over-the-counter acetaminophen (Tylenol) and/or Ibuprofen (Aleve.)
Most people return to their regular activities, including work, immediately. Others may need a few days of modified or light activity.
Resume your normal diet.
Use sitz baths (submerging buttocks and hips in warm water for 5-10 minutes) for comfort and to keep the area clean; otherwise, bathe or shower as usual. Some patients find relief by sitting on a heating bad for 15 minutes per hour.
As your wound heals, it may itch. Keeping the area moist with a thin layer of petroleum jelly (Vaseline ™) will help relieve itching. Your incision was cauterized to control bleeding. This leaves a blackened discoloration that will go away gradually over time. It will take several weeks to heal from the inside out; this is normal and expected.

Notify if the following occur:

Side effects are rare but include:
Severe perianal, rectal, or pelvic pain that does not respond to any methods of pain relief
Bleeding that will not stop
Urinary retention
Urinary retention
Fever greater than 100.4F

If you experience any of these symptoms, call our office at (208) 302-2400 or seek out emergency medical care.

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