Painful Piles

Piles is a clinical condition that is characterized by enlargement of the veins around the rectum i.e. lower intestine. It can be painless or painful, but either way can cause a great deal of distress to the patient. The common symptoms that patients experience include itching, irritation and bleeding, and this can get worse if the patient tends to strain a lot when they open their bowels. Over time, piles can become painful, and in this article we shall talk about treatment...

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How to Stop Piles from Itching

Itching hemorrhoids can be a rather distressing problem to people who suffer from them. As many people are aware, hemorrhoids are essentially dilated blood vessels in the lower part of the rectum. They occur due to constant straining and increased pressure in the veins that results in them gradually enlarging and getting inflamed. In this article, we should take a brief look at why exactly piles can itch and how steps can be taken to stop hemorrhoid itching. Why Do Piles...

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Medicine for Piles

When it comes to the management of piles, there are a number of different piles medicines that are available on the market these days. The purpose of these treatments depends on what the symptoms that the patient experience are. Some patients develop just itching from piles, while some develop bleeding and pain. Based on this, the treating physician may prescribe different medicines for piles. Topical Applications There are a number of different creams and ointments that are...

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Internal Hemorrhoids

Internal hemorrhoids refer to piles that are present above a point within the rectum called the dentate line. They are not visible externally though they can cause symptoms that are similar to external piles. In this article, we shall take a look at internal hemorrhoids treatment in a bit more detail. General Principles for Internal Hemorrhoid Treatment The treatment of internal hemorrhoids is similar to management of external hemorrhoids. Specifically, there are no nerve...

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Hemorrhoid Laser Procedure (Laser Hemorrhoidectomy)

Hemorrhoids are dilated blood vessels that are seen the lower in the gastrointestinal tract within the rectum and around the anal opening. There are a number of factors that can result in the formation of hemorrhoids. Clinical symptoms range from being completely without symptoms to itching and bleeding from the hemorrhoids. In such situations, treatment is required that will help get rid of the hemorrhoids and relieve the symptoms. One such treatment option is hemorrhoid...

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Bleeding Hemorrhoids

Bleeding hemorrhoids are a common medical problem that affects many of people suffering from piles (aka hemorrhoids). Piles can present in a number of different ways, though the common ones include swelling, redness and itching. In some cases, the hemorrhoids can start to bleed, and this can cause a great deal of discomfort to the patient. It must be noted that a small amount of bleeding is fairly common with hemorrhoids. However, excessive bleeding can be an issue that...

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External Hemorrhoid

Hemorrhoids refer to dilated veins that protrude out of the anal opening. They are a result of constant straining from attempting to open the bowels. Most cases can remain without symptoms for a long time, but in some cases the hemorrhoids can become painful and irritating. In such situations, treatment is required to get rid of them. Treatment for external hemorrhoids is fairly straightforward, and in this article we shall take a look at this in a bit more detail. What Are...

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Postpartum Hemorrhoids

As has been discussed in the previous article ‘Home Remedies for Piles After Delivery‘, piles usually regress by themselves following pregnancy. However, sometimes this may not occur and piles may persist causing problems to the patient. This persistence of piles after pregnancy and delivery is called postpartum hemorrhoids. The Problems With Postpartum Hemorrhoids The problem with postpartum hemorrhoids is that they can tend to become thrombosed. This means...

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Piles Treatment: Overview of Surgical Options

Piles treatment is essential especially when it is causing distressing symptoms.  While there are a number of home remedies and medical treatment options available, sometimes these unfortunately just do not work. In such cases, surgical treatments are offered to patients. In this article, we shall take a closer look at the different options that are available to patients when it comes to surgical management of piles. 1. Hemorrhoidectomy Literally defined, hemorrhoidectomy...

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Sclerotherapy for Hemorrhoids – An Effective Option

There are currently a number of different piles treatment options that are available. Whilst home remedies and medical management remain the choices of piles treatment, surgical treatments are also now offered as potentially curative measures. Sclerotherapy is a treatment modality that is widely utilized in managing patients suffering from piles. In this article we shall take a closer look at sclerotherapy itself, concentrating particularly on how it is performed and what...

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