Piles Specialist in Rajinder Nagar
Hemorrhoids are swollen, enlarged veins that form inside and outside the anus and rectum. They can be painful, uncomfortable, and cause rectal bleeding. Hemorrhoids are also called piles. Hemorrhoids can happen inside or outside the rectum. The type depends on where the swollen vein develops. Consult with Dr. Sukhvinder Singh Saggu Piles Specialist in Rajinder Nagar, Delhi.
Following are the different types of piles:
- External: Swollen veins form underneath the skin around the anus. Your anus is the canal where poop comes out. External hemorrhoids can be itchy and painful. Occasionally, they bleed. Sometimes they fill with blood that can clot. This is not dangerous but can result in pain and swelling.
- Internal: Swollen veins from inside the rectum. Your rectum is the part of the digestive system that connects the colon (large intestine) to the anus. Internal hemorrhoids may bleed, but they usually aren’t painful.
- Prolapsed: Both internal and external hemorrhoids can prolapse, meaning they stretch and bulge outside of the anus. These hemorrhoids may bleed or cause pain.
What’s the difference between hemorrhoids and anal fissures?
Hemorrhoids and anal fissures cause similar symptoms, such as itching, pain and bleeding. While swollen veins cause hemorrhoids, a tear in the lining of the anus causes an anal fissure.
How is Hemorrhoids is treated?
- Banding: The doctor places an elastic band around the base of the pile, cutting off its blood supply. After a few days, hemorrhoid falls off. This is effective for treating all hemorrhoids of less than grade IV status.
- Sclerotherapy: Medicine is injected to make the hemorrhoid shrink. Hemorrhoid eventually shrivels up. This is effective for grade II and III hemorrhoids and is an alternative to banding.
- Infrared coagulation: Also referred to as infrared light coagulation, a device is used to burn the hemorrhoid tissue. This technique is used to treat grade I and II hemorrhoids.
- Hemorrhoidectomy: The excess tissue that is causing the bleeding is surgically removed. This can be done in various ways and may involve a combination of a local anesthetic and sedation, a spinal anesthetic, or a general anesthetic. This type of surgery is the most effective for completely removing piles.
- Hemorrhoid stapling: Blood flow is blocked to the hemorrhoid tissue. This procedure is usually less painful than hemorrhoidectomy. However, this procedure can lead to an increased risk of hemorrhoid recurrence and rectal prolapse, in which part of the rectum pushes out of the anus.
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Advantages of Hemorrhoids Surgery
- The patient feels much less pain as compared to other procedure
- There is no need for hospitalization for the procedure. The patient can get discharged on the same day
- In comparison to traditional surgical options, laser surgery is much safer
- Since the blood vessels in the anal region are sealed off by the laser, minimum bleeding is caused during the procedure
- Chances of any other medical complication arising are minimum
- The surgeon has many options for effective utilization of the laser beam, thus improving the chances of success through the surgery
- Aids in the fast healing of the wound