Piles in children common causes, symptoms and solution
Piles or Hemorrhoids! As it is not an illness that people like talking about, we don’t know much about it. Even though research confirms that one out of every three people will develop hemorrhoids by age 50, most of us give it a miss to talk about topics like these.
What are Piles?
Piles or hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anus and lower rectum. They are caused by straining during bowel movements, pregnancy, aging, and chronic constipation. Piles may be internal (inside the anal canal) or external (outside the anal canal). Internal piles are less common than external piles. External piles can be painful and swollen but are often painless and only slightly swollen, especially in children. The painless form is more common in children than adults. Internal piles can cause rectal bleeding and itching but not pain. They may be felt as hard lumps near the opening of the anus when you press on it with your finger.
Piles in Children
The topic of Hemorrhoids or Piles in children is not often discussed. When most parents know there is a problem, it is almost always too late to do anything about it.
There are no available natural remedies for hemorrhoids in children because all of them will have been tried and found useless before the parents realize there is an issue anyway.
Piles in children are a common condition. It can be both painful and itchy and may be triggered or worsened by many factors such as infection or constipation. It is essential to learn the causes, signs, and symptoms of hemorrhoids in children to prevent more serious surgical procedures later on.
Causes of Piles in Kids
Piles in children are caused by the same factors as those that cause piles in adults.
- The most common cause of hemorrhoids in children is straining during bowel movements.
- Physical inactivity and prolonged sitting can cause pelvic veins to be under additional pressure.
- Unhealthy, nutrient-deficient diet.
- Attempting to poop with a lot of effort while sitting on toilet seats for extended periods. Prolonged sitting on a hard, bare surface.
- Children with one of their genetic parents having the same condition run a high risk of having piles.
- Constipation is a cause of piles in children. When a child has diarrhea, it can lead to constipation. This will result in hard stools, which may be difficult to pass out of the body. This can cause bleeding and pain when passing stools.
- Hemorrhoids or Piles are also more common among obese people because of increased pressure on the veins around the anus due to increased body weight.
Parents need to know about these symptoms to take their child for treatment at an early stage before the condition becomes worse or causes complications such as bleeding from piles or prolapsed piles (piles that protrude outside).
Symptoms of Piles in Children
- The most common symptom is bleeding, but it may be hard to notice in young children because they often do not have bowel movements every day. The blood may look like streaks of bright red blood on toilet paper or stool, or it may appear as a dark spot on the stool. This may happen after a bowel movement or when the child is not having a bowel movement.
- A child with piles may also complain of pain or discomfort in the lower part of their body. This pain can range from mild to severe and usually increases when the child strains while passing stool or during bowel movements.
- A lump near the anus when there is no stool present (this means that there is internal bleeding)
- If left untreated, hemorrhoids can become inflamed and swollen, causing more discomfort for your child.
How to diagnose?
Usually, doctors perform a physical examination of the anus or conduct an internal examination. An anoscope or another instrument that allows a doctor to look inside the child’s anus is used because internal piles are soft and cannot be instantly diagnosed as piles. A doctor may perform a colonoscopy to examine the entire colon tract in severe cases.
What can be done to prevent children’s Pile problems?
Hemorrhoids in children can be treated differently than the type of hemorrhoids that people experience as adults.
- Engage them in movement, dance, or exercise.
- Offer your child a high-fiber diet.
- Make your child squat on the toilet seat in the Indian style to ease bowel movements.
- Ensure your child drinks plenty of water.
- Add dairy products to their diet to normalize digestion.
- Cut on your child’s screen time and increase his physical activity.
Home remedies for Piles in Children
- It is possible to relieve your child’s pain by sitting in warm water several times daily.
- The use of an ice pack can provide comfort when the anal region is swollen from piles.
- To find a suitable cream or ointment for piles, consult your doctor.
- Constipation can also be relieved by laxatives or stool softeners, which your doctor may prescribe, and dietary changes for your child. Supplemental fibers may be beneficial in treating piles if natural fibers don’t work. Always speak with your doctor before taking any action.
- Constipation is unlikely to occur in your child if they are breastfed. Formula milk may cause it. These treatment methods generally work for children. Consider consulting a pediatrician or a general physician if other symptoms persist.
Don’t wait until your child suffers from hemorrhoids. If you suspect that your child could have piles, contact Vitality’s Laser Piles immediately. The earlier you treat it, the better your chances of avoiding complications and potential surgery later on if the piles grow in size or number.
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