You should notice your symptoms improving almost immediately. The recovery time from the procedure normally takes between one to seven days, but is generally less. This depends on the severity of the haemorrhoids. You will be seen again in clinic between 6 and 8 weeks after the procedure.
Haemorrhoids General Procedure
Ensure you have plenty high-fibre foods as part of your diet, drink plenty of water or similar fluids, always go to the toilet when you need to, avoid excessive pushing or straining when passing a stool, take part in regular exercise, avoid sitting for extended periods and ask your GP about fibre supplements if required.
Haemorrhoids develop when the veins around your anus are stretched under pressure resulting in them swelling. The swollen veins can develop for a wide range of reasons such as excessive straining during bowel movements and increased pressure due to pregnancy.
Symptoms of haemorrhoids will vary from person to person but they can include;
Itching or irritation around your anal region
Soreness or pain from your anus
No the Rafaelo procedure is not a laser, it uses radio frequency energy which reduces the blood flow to the area forcing the haemorrhoid to shrink and eventually disappear.
Most patients are able to return to their daily activities once the procedure is done, but depending on the grade of the haemorrhoids you may wish to have a day or two of rest.