Your anal area will be painful or ache for 2 to 4 weeks. And you may need pain medicine
This operation can be quite painful for the first couple of days and it may seem like it gets worse before it starts to feel more comfortable again, but the pain will ease. We will give you painkillers before you leave to help with this, as well as some antibiotics, laxatives and possibly some creams to use on your bottom.
Pain is the most common complaint, especially when you're pooping. You can take over-the-counter pain relievers, such as acetaminophen, aspirin, or ibuprofen, if your doctor says it's OK. Soaking in a warm bath may help, too.
Stool softeners can make it easier to poop.
You should expect some bleeding from your back passage following your operation; this is quite normal. The amount of blood should be less than an eggcup full per day. Over the course of several days the bleeding will become less, although you may have minor bleeding or spotting for up to six to eight weeks.
This is up to you that when you can return to work, although we would recommend a week to 10 days off. Most people take about two weeks off work, but this depends on how you feel. You should avoid any strenuous activity such as lifting, exercise or running during the first week or so. Build up to your normal level of activity gradually. You should not go swimming until your wound has healed. However, you can have sex as soon as you feel comfortable.