What is Piles (Haemorrhoids)?
Piles is another term for Haemorrhoids. They are swollen veins in the lower anus and rectum. They can cause lumps
in and around the anus.
What Causes Piles?
What is Piles (Haemorrhoids)?
Bright blood after a bowel movement
Blood during a bowel movement
Difficulty on the toilet
Discomfort or itching
Why Do I Need to See a Doctor for Piles ?
Blood in the stools is most commonly caused by haemorrhoids but other diseases can also cause bleeding.
It’s beneficial to see a proctologist immediately to rule out other major intestinal diseases like Crohn’s disease,
ulcerative colitis , colorectal and anal cancer.
Patients must remember that an early diagnosis can make a huge difference in the outcomes of the treatment.
How is Piles Diagnosed?
To make a correct diagnosis your doctor might
Protrusion of Hemorrhoids into the anal canal. Usually seen as a flash of blood in the closet.
Protrusion of Hemorrhoids outside the anal canal due to excessive straining chusing evaluation. And goes back by itself.
Protrusion of Hemorrhoids outside the anal canal due to excessive straining chusing evaluation. And goes back by
Protrusion of Hemorrhoids outside the and canal which doest not go back by finger repositioning.
What is the Treatment for Piles?
Piles, which are found incidentally and are of a small size without causing any symptoms can be left alone. Depending on the severity, piles are graded from grade 1-4. Generally grade 1 and 2 piles can be managed without any surgery while grade 3 and 4 usually require a surgeons help for treatment.
For small piles your doctor will suggest some lifestyle modifications, ointments for local application, laxatives, high fibre diet and to increase physical activity.
For grade 3 and 4 haemorrhoids some form of haemorrhoid excision is needed.
THE VARIOUS SURGICAL OPTIONS ARE:
Open Surgery for Piles:
Now a days a very low percentage of patients opt for open procedure unless it is suggested by the surgeon for medical reasons or in case very large pile mass.
This is practiced in a very few places in view of recurrence in a number of cases and the post operative pain.
Laser for Piles:
Laser for piles is one of the most advanced and less painful procedure for piles treatment. In this a laser beam is used to shrink the pile mass and there is no pain or wound. You can go home the same day and resume daily activities from the very next day.
In past, open surgery was the only option available. But today, with minimally invasive procedures, doctors approach for patient care has revolutionized. New procedure for haemorrhoids is called ‘Minimally Invasive Procedure for Piles’ (MIPS). It is less painful and ensures early recovery.
The treatment procedure is well explained to the patient beforehand. No specific preparations are done. Patient can take a light meal and a cup of coffee in morning, as no special colon cleaning is required. Normal bowel movement is satisfactory. In case of constipation, enema can be given preceding the treatment.
Overall patient outcome is excellent and most importantly, the patient can go back home the very same day and join back work in 48 hours!
Is there permanent treatment for piles?
Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a cure that will mean you are rid of them for life, but there are ways of eradicating the piles. With advancements in medical technology we bring you the latest and most advanced laser technology. We take a holistic approach in which after surgery we guide you in modifying your lifestyle to live a painless pile free life.
Will there be incontinence after patient surgery ?
Incidence of post operative incontinence is by for the least after laser surgery compared to other methods.
Which treatment is best for piles?
As mentioned above Laser surgery is the most advanced, painless, less debilitating post operatively. Also when managed along with proper lifestyle modifications as per our doctors advice. We can gaurentee a zero recurrance of piles.
Is piles treatment pailful?
Laser treatment is almost pain free