WHAT ARE PILES?
Haemorrhoids or Piles are swollen veins in the lowest part of your rectum and anus. Sometimes the walls of these blood vessels stretch so thin that the veins bulge and get irritated while passing stool causing bleeding and burning pain
Haemorrhoids are the most common cause of rectal bleeding. They’re rarely dangerous and usually resolve in two weeks when the cause is treated. Consulting your doctor to rule out other severe conditions & to treat surgically if necessary.
Piles can come at any age, but they’re most common in age groups of 45 to 65.
Piles are ubiquitous throughout pregnancy. They may grow due to hormonal changes (chemicals) in your body and the improved pressure in your abdomen. However, condition recovers & gets better after delivering the child.
TYPES OF PILES: –
Depending on the origin & morphology Piles or Hemorrhoids are broadly categorised as
External Piles (Hemorrhoids): Outside Anal Canal near anal orifice
They are under the skin around the anus. Due to the presence of pain-sensing nerves beneath surfactin, they tend to hurt as well as bleed
Internal Piles (Hemorrhoids): Occurs inside Anal Canal & Rectum.
You can’t usually see or feel them. Pain is uncommon because of the presence of few pain-sensing nerves there. Bleeding may be the only presenting sign.
A blood clot can form in an external haemorrhoid, turning it purple or blue. This is called a thrombosed pile. It can cause pain & itching and could bleed. When the clot dissolves, you may still have a bit of skin left over.
HOW DO YOU GET THEM?
A buildup of pressure in your lower rectum can affect blood flow and make the veins there to swell. That may happen from extra weight when you’re obese or pregnant. Or it could come from:
Pushing during bowel movements (as in constipation, hard stool)
Straining while doing something that’s physically hard, like lifting heavy weights
People who stand or sit for long stretches of time are at greater risk of developing piles
SYMPTOMS OF PILES: –
Piles don’t at all-time cause pain or other symptoms. Other symptoms are –
Blood loss along with bowel movement – you may see blood on toilet paper, closet or your faeces.
A lump in or nearby your anus.
A feeling that your bowels haven’t evacuated completely.
Wet discharge or mucus from the anus, or leaking faeces.
The itchy or sore skin around your anus.
Pain and uneasiness during or after a bowel movement.
Above symptoms can be instigated by problems other than piles, such as inflammatory bowel disease, anal cancer, bowel cancer & anal fissure (tear).
So always consult your doctor in such circumstances.
TREATMENT OF PILES: –
Piles are common, often mild and get recovered with some simple life enhancements and non-surgical conservative management. There are many things that you can do for effective management of piles.
Our General Surgeon in WeCare Medical Center has expertise in Piles treatment.
SELF-HELP OR SELF-TREATMENT OF PILES PATIENT INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING
Food and lifestyle changes on first thing.
For example, eating a very high-fibre diet like fruit and vegetables, cereals and fibre supplements will make your seats softer and ease bowels. This is significant for reducing the pressure on the veins in your anus caused by strain when you have a bowel movement.
Drink enough fluid to keep you hydrated
Avoid too much caffeine or liquor.
Avoid strain when passing stool. Later, gently clean around your anus with water or moist wipes and pat it dry.
Regular warm bathhouses twice or thrice a day may relieve some of your symptoms.
If you’re passing solid faeces, a fibre supplement such as psyllium husk (isabgol) or mild laxative such as lactulose will make your faeces soft. Don’t use laxatives that stimulate your bowel, unless your doctor recommends you.
Soothing creams, ointments and suppositories may comfort any pain and discomfort. There are many different products available over the pawn. Some contain a local anaesthetic such as lidocaine.
It may take a few weeks for your symptoms to recover from self-help measures and medicines. It is better always to seek advice from your Doctor. WeCare Medical Center offers the best Piles treatment in Dubai to our clients.
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