Quality of Life among Iraqi Patients Post Hemorrhoid Surgery: A Comparative Study of Surgical Techniques


  • Dr. Ammar Mejbel Ridha M.B.Ch.B., F.I.C.M.S. \ (General Surgeon), Iraqi Ministry of Health, Medical City Health Directorate, Privet Nursing Home Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Dr. Mustafa Shukur Mhmood M.B.Ch.B., F.I.C.M.S. \ (General Surgeon), Ministry of Health, Baghdad Al-Russafa Health Directorate, AL-Kindy Teaching Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Dr. Labeed Salman Hamid M.B.Ch.B., F.I.C.M.S. \ (General Surgeon), Ministry of Health, Baghdad Al-Russafa Health Directorate, Al-Nooman Teaching Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq


Patients, BMI, Hemorrhoid, Surgery, Anesthesia, Resection, HF-QoL, Scale, Bleeding, Nausea, Complications, Follow-up


The objective of this study is to assess the quality of life of patients following hemorrhoid surgery and to evaluate potential complications. A total of 110 patients aged between 20 and 50 were selected from various Iraqi hospitals, with their demographic information duly recorded. The study employed a cross-sectional design, with 80 male and 30 female patients being included. The initial data collected on the patients included their age, body mass index, gender, height, weight, any accompanying diseases, the type of anesthesia administered, and the symptoms they presented with. The quality of life of patients was evaluated before and after surgery using the HF-QoL scale. The study was conducted over a period of one year.

The results which found were age (30.2±3.3), BMI (30.5±3.9), and the patients were distributed according to sex (80 male patients, 30 female patients ); the study identified complications following laser treatment for hemorrhoids, including minor bleeding, urinary retention, inability to urinate normally, fatigue, and nausea due to antibiotic use.

The study found that 6.36% of patients experienced less postoperative pain than expected, and 70% rated the procedure as good or excellent. However, rectal prolapse was observed in one patient, indicating a discrepancy between subjective perception and objective physical examination. This highlights the necessity for enhanced patient satisfaction with follow-up procedures.

Finally, the study identified a significant correlation between surgical resection and a reduction in post-surgical complications, with a higher incidence and improved quality of life compared to other resections.


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Ridha, D. A. M., Mhmood, D. M. S., & Hamid, D. L. S. (2024). Quality of Life among Iraqi Patients Post Hemorrhoid Surgery: A Comparative Study of Surgical Techniques. International Journal of Integrative and Modern Medicine, 2(7), 19–25. Retrieved from https://medicaljournals.eu/index.php/IJIMM/article/view/765