Non-surgical treatments usually
consist of lifestyle changes and
medication. Other treatments may
include clinical procedures like
injection sclerotherapy or rubber
band ligation. These cause scarring
of the tissue just above the piles, and will reduce blood low to the
respective piles and “anchor” the
piles back within the anal canal
and reduce prolapse.
Surgical treatments are usually conducted in the operating theatres under general or regional anaesthesia. These include operations like Transanal Haemorrhoidal Dearterialisation, Stapled Haemorrhoidectomy and Conventional Haemorrhoidectomy (Open or Closed). These are usually performed as day surgery by a surgeon trained in the procedures, and patients can be discharged on the same day to recover in the comfort of their own homes.
Good toilet habits go a long way, and these include preventing constipation by taking moderate amounts of ibre and drinking plenty of water as a way of life. Spending less time on the toilet and avoid straining at stool can also help to prevent the development of symptomatic piles.
Piles can develop in anyone. Those with poor toilet habits and have long-standing constipation are more prone to developing piles. Pregnancy can also contribute to the development of piles due to constipation and increasing intra-abdominal pressure from the developing baby
Piles are unnatural growths
Piles or haemorrhoids are
actually part of our anatomy.
They help maintain liquid and
gas continence by forming a
“plug” to stop the gas and liquid
from escaping at inopportune
times. They only become
a problem when there are
symptoms such as bleeding,
prolapse, perianal itch or pain.
Piles must be surgically removed Not all piles need to be removed. There are many effective nonsurgical treatments for piles in the early stages including changes to the diet or toilet habits, as well as appropriate medication.
Rectal bleeding is caused by piles Although bleeding is one of the commonest symptoms of piles, it is not true that rectal bleeding must be from piles. Bleeding can be a sign of other conditions within the colon, rectum and anus and should be investigated. Patients who experience rectal bleeding should consult with their doctor, who will perform a clinical examination and recommend a colonoscopy if needed.
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