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Piles or Haemorrhoids

An Overview


Haemorrhoids are also known as piles. These are the lumps that are found inside and outside of the anus. They cause bleeding, discomfort and pain. Most often, they go away after some days. But many times, the doctors recommend surgery when they find them incurable with medications.  

Symptoms of Haemorrhoids

The signs and symptoms related to haemorrhoids include Itching around the anus Red blood when you poop Lumps around the anus Pain in the anus


Eat high-fibre food Drink plenty of water Less consumption of caffeine and alcoholic beverages Exercise regularly


Surgical treatment is often the best way to get rid of haemorrhoids. The surgeries that are done are quite safe, but the patient needs to eat the fibre-food to avoid the problem of constipation in the future.

Procedure for Prolapse and Haemorrhoids (PPH)

With the help of a stapler device, the doctor cuts the blood supply of the haemorrhoids. In absence of the blood supply, the haemorrhoids die. This treatment is better than the conventional surgical treatment, i.e. Hemorrhoidectomy, because the patient feels less pain and recovers soon.


The doctors give local anaesthesia and general anaesthesia to make small cuts around the anus to remove the haemorrhoids away. The patient is discharged on the same day from the hospital. He should take a rest as he can feel pain due to the stitches around the anus. It may take around 3 to 6 weeks to feel normal.

Treatment for Haemorrhoids

You need to seek emergency care if you experience lightheadedness, faintness, dizziness, or large amounts of rectal bleeding. You can try out the following if you have haemorrhoids.
● Drink plenty of fluids
● Take fibre supplements
● Exercise
● Avoid long periods of sitting

Risk factors of Haemorrhoids

Chronic constipation , Obesity , Pregnancy , Heavy lifting , Eating fast food , Straining during bowel movements .