All You Need to Know About Piles
Piles is a condition that affects millions of people in India. It is still not a commonly spoken condition. Most people are quite embarrassed to open up about the condition even when they face severe pain and other symptoms. With the growth of the internet in India, more people now have the option to get the answers they are looking for without having to be embarrassed about it.
Our qualified doctors at Laser Piles Clinic are available to answer all the questions you have about the condition. As our specialists have vast experience in this field, you can leave all your apprehensions at the door.
Let’s begin shedding some light on this not-so-talked-about condition.
What are piles?
Piles, also known as hemorrhoids, are swollen blood vessels in the anal canal that can cause discomfort and even pain in some cases. These days, it is a common condition affecting many people in India.
There are two kinds of piles.
Internal piles, occur inside the anal passage and are not very painful.
External piles, occur at the anal verge and can be very painful.
How do I know if I have piles?
Piles symptoms can be very evident and it helps to identify and get treated as soon as possible. Some of the common symptoms of piles are incomplete bowel movement, painless bleeding, itchiness near the anus, and pain during defecation. You may also experience fleshy mass at the anal verge, soreness, heaviness, visible redness near the anus. A lump and some slimy mucous discharge near the anus are also common.
Why did I get piles?
Some common causes of piles are chronic constipation, strain during passing stools or urine, strain from lifting heavy weights, strain from severe coughing. It is also possible in pregnant women due to hormonal changes and in older men due to prostate issues. One of the major reasons is a low fiber diet. Increased incidence is noted in some families without the above-mentioned causes also. In other words, it could be hereditary.
Are piles treatable?
Piles or hemorrhoids are definitely treatable. It is advised that you identify the symptoms and get treatment as soon as possible.
What are my options for treating piles?
There is no conservative treatment for piles. The only progression of piles can be stopped by addressing the source i.e. constipation condition.
So, surgery is the only definitive treatment. There are two options: Traditional or conventional open surgery or advanced laser treatment.
Which of the two available options is recommended and why?
Open surgery is the traditional treatment for piles, but a painful option. The procedure involves cutting and suture ligation, which can be a cause for the pain until it heals completely. You are also expected to be hospitalized for about 2 to 5 days and recovery may last for about a month or more. Rare complications like wound sepsis leading to longer stay, secondary hemorrhage and anal stenosis i.e. narrowing are known. Hence, the arrival of advanced laser technology is a boon and is going to replace the conventional treatment due to its distinct advantages.
What are the advantages of advanced piles laser treatment?
With this latest technology, the dreaded piles now have a quick and painless remedy giving immense relief to patients in India and across the globe. Laser treatment is quick, safe, painless, effective with no established side effects.
The procedure involves blading the pile mass using a fine fiber generated laser energy. It involves absolutely no surgical knives and no sutures.
This means that there is also no cutting, bleeding, or need for dressing. You don’t have to get hospitalized and can be discharged in less than 6 hours. As no bed rest is needed in most cases, one can join their regular duties from the next day or even be fit to travel abroad.
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