Lumps In Postoperative Hemorrhoidal Wounds?
Asalamualaikum, good night, I want to ask me 6 weeks ago, hemorrhoid dectomy surgery, now there is some meat in the external anus, the possibility of keloid … what if I use a keloid remover which is suitable for me to use
Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com. I am dr. Princess Claudya will answer your questions.
The lump in the postoperative wound that you are complaining about could be caused by the condition you are expecting, namely keloids.
Keloids are the growth of excess scar tissue on the wound that gives the appearance of a lump on top of the wound. This keloid lump usually enlarges beyond the size of the scar. Keloid is usually a hereditary disease and is related to certain races
However, the bumps on your surgical wound can also be caused by several conditions other than keloids, which are as follows:
Hypertrophic scar: similar to keloids, hypertrophic scar is also scar tissue that forms on a scar. The difference is, the size of the hypertrophic scar is the same as the size of the wound (not enlarged), and it is not related to family history or certain race
A buildup of pus under the wound (abscess): marked by the skin above and around the wound that is reddish, and there is a soft lump under the skin (filled with pus)
Pus / blood draining over the wound
To ascertain the cause of your complaint, you should discuss it further with the doctor who performed your operation. The doctor will dig further into your complaint and will examine the area of the surgical wound. If necessary, the doctor will perform a supporting examination in the form of blood tests. And after that the doctor will provide treatment for your complaint according to the underlying conditions.
If the bumps in your wound are caused by keloids or hypertrophic scars, the treatment your doctor will give you is corticosteroid injections, interferon injections, silicone gel, frozen surgery, or laser surgery. If because of an abscess, a small puncture will be performed on the abscess to drain the pus. If it is caused by drying blood / pus, a cleaning will be performed to remove the blood / pus.
You should not do the above management yourself, because you have to go through certain medical procedures and equipment that are only owned in health facilities. In addition, the above procedures should be performed under sterile conditions to prevent infection.
Things you can do to improve and prevent worsening of your disease are:
Keep the wound clean and don't get wet
Avoid scratching the area if it feels itchy
Routine control of your wound to change the bandages so that infection does not occur
If you feel pain, you can apply warm compresses to the area or take over-the-counter pain relievers such as paracetamol to relieve your symptoms, while waiting to see a doctor.
That is the explanation from me. Hopefully helpful and useful. Get better soon :)
dr. Princess Claudya