Pain, bleeding and an inability to urinate (urinary retention) are the most common side effects of hemorrhoidectomy.
Other relatively rare risks include the following:Early problems
- Bleeding from the anal area
- Collection of blood in the surgical area (hematoma)
- Inability to control the bowel or bladder (incontinence)
- Infection of the surgical area
- Stool trapped in the anal canal (fecal impaction)
- Narrowing (stenosis) of the anal canal
- Recurrence of hemorrhoids
- An abnormal passage (fistula) that forms between the anal or rectal canal and another area
- Rectal prolapse, which happens when the rectal lining slips out of the anal opening
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