- High fiber diet (oatmeal bran, whole grains, cheerios, dried fruit, prunes, dates, figs, apricots)
- Konsyl 1 tsp daily in the morning or Metamucil 1 tbsp, twice a day
- Miralax 1 capful (17 grams) in 8oz. of water or juice daily.
- Reduce or discontinue if diarrhea covers
- May increase if constipation occurs
Recovery and Expectations
- Hot baths as frequent as possible. This will soothe the area and diminish associated muscle spasm
- Irrigate wounds in shower after passing stool
- Take pain medication 1 or 2 every 4 hours as needed for pain
- May also take 800mg Ibuprofen three times/day with food in conjuction with the narcotics if the pain is not controlled
- No excercise for 6 weeks. However swimming is acceptable anytime.
- Expect minor bleeding and discharge until wounds completely heal in roughly 3 weeks. (The more active you are the more bleeding and drainage you will have.)
- Expect minor swelling and protrusions such as skin tags around wounds; they will reduce in 4-6 weeks.
- Use topical cream from Perry Drug Pharmacy at least 3 times a day.
- If no bowel movement in 3 days drink 1 bottle of Magnesium Citrate
- Sutures will dissolve in 3 weeks
- Avoid use of ice or sitting on donut pillow
- Call if you have uncontrolled pain, large amounts of bleeding, urinary retention, fever, severe diarrhea or constipation.
- Usually back to work depending on the type of activity in 2-3 weeks.
- Perry Drug Pharmacy Compound Cream
- Narcotics (Percocet, Oxycodone, Vicodin etc.)
If a patient needs a refill on a narcotic, they will need to call the office at (913)677-4010 and ask if Dr. Graham will refill the script. Dr. Graham is able to sign off on scripts on Mondays and Tuesdays, as he's in surgery the rest of the week. Please be cognizant that narcotic prescriptions must be picked up by the patient or family member from the office due to state laws and regulations.