Most anorectal diseases need timely surgical treatment to a certain stage. Premature surgery will cause unnecessary trauma, and late surgery will delay the condition, aggravate the pain and even lose hope of cure. Most patients do not have the ability to judge this timing. Some ask the doctor for an operation prematurely because of fear that the disease will cause serious problems, and some are afraid that the pain will be delayed again and again, eventually delaying the condition. There are also a few irregular doctors who prematurely recommend surgery for the benefit of patients, causing patients to hesitate. So, what should friends with anorectal diseases do?
First of all, my suggestion is to go to a regular hospital and follow the doctor's advice. The medical problem is not a mathematical problem. It is impossible to formulate a procedure for surgery. It is necessary to comprehensively judge how to treat and when to treat based on the patient and even social factors. Only experienced specialists can make a reasonable choice.
Second, keep in mind some basic treatment principles for anorectal diseases. Anal fistula and perianal abscess are diseases that can only be cured by surgery. There are fewer cases of successful conservative treatment. The timing of surgery should be decided by a doctor. The principle of treatment of hemorrhoids is "no treatment for hemorrhoids without symptoms". Common symptoms include pain, prolapse, bleeding, and itching. Treatment includes conservative treatment and surgical treatment. When the hemorrhoids have recurrent episodes of conservative treatment, surgical treatment can be selected. For benign diseases such as constipation and inflammatory bowel disease, surgery is not a last resort. Once benign colorectal polyps are found, they will be removed under the microscope as soon as possible, and follow up regularly. Once colorectal cancer is found, radical resection should be done as much as possible. However, some patients need to undergo radiotherapy and chemotherapy before surgery to increase the effect, and follow the doctor's advice.
Finally, and most importantly, once it reaches the point where surgery is needed, don't delay, otherwise there will be endless troubles. For example, many of my patients think that hemorrhoid surgery is very painful, and they often do not recover well or relapse after surgery. The source of this news is often the elderly patients with hemorrhoids who have been delayed in surgery for many years, and their experience explains exactly why the surgery cannot be delayed. As a matter of fact, our hemorrhoid surgery has been very mature. Timely treatment will not only cause less pain and quick recovery, but also the appearance of the anus will be very good. The above situation will not happen.