What are external Hemorrhoids or haemorrhoids?
Haemorrhoids are inflamed or swollen veins in the lowest part of anus and lower rectum. It is a very common problem among men’s and women. If Haemorrhoids occur inside the rectum they are known as internal haemorrhoids or If they develop under the skin of anus, then it is known as external haemorrhoids.
External haemorrhoids can cause severe pain, swelling and inflammation if blood gets clotted in these vessels. Clotted piles usually lead to unbearable pain and discomfort, the blood clot can be removed with surgical treatments to relieve the symptoms.
So, today point is about to Discuss about “How do you get rid of external haemorrhoids?”
According to Research1, Hemorrhoidal disease is ranked first amongst diseases of the rectum and large intestine, and the estimated worldwide prevalence ranges from 2.9% to 27.9%, of which more than 4% are symptomatic.
In today era lot of people suffer from haemorrhoids and it’s mainly due to poor dietary habits and bad lifestyle and most over-the-counter medicines aren’t enough to treat this condition.
Home Remedies for Piles/Haemorrhoids
1. Increase the intake of fiber-rich food
2. Sip more fluids
3. Take warm baths with some Epsom salt
5. Say no to toilet paper
6. Apply ice pack
7. Avoid spicy food
8. Have some ointments to the rescue
9. Do not hold or force!
There are many types of procedure apart from home remedies
- Conventional surgery
- Laser Treatment,
Laser treatment is a very effective treatment with very few complications its practically a day care surgery with faster recovery rate. Surgery might be a better long-term choice, especially if your condition is leading to discomfort and pain or if there is troublesome bleeding.
Laser Haemorrhoid surgery is very safe and effective treatment procedure, and now a days most of the qualified piles surgeon choose this procedure.
Although after the surgery you have to follow doctors diet plan, and lead a healthier lifestyle, avoid constipation, and take care of your bottom to help prevent any recurrence.
We advise you to consult with our Proctologist, before you decide on any surgery.
Read About: Who is Proctologist and what they treat?
Now, what is Hemorrhoidectomy?
The surgical process to remove haemorrhoids is called Hemorrhoidectomy.
A hemorrhoidectomy is performed in the following conditions:
- In Symptomatic grade III, grade IV, or mixed internal and external hemorrhoids
- Where there are additional anorectal conditions that require surgery
- Strangulated internal hemorrhoids
- Some thrombosed external hemorrhoids
- Where patients who cannot tolerate or fail minimally invasive procedures
In this surgical process your doctor makes small cuts around the anus to slice them away.
You may get Regional anaesthesia (the area being operated on is numb, and you’re awake though relaxed) or general anesthesia (you’re put to sleep). Hemorrhoidectomy is often an outpatient procedure, and you can usually go home the same day.
Recovery After the Hemorrhoids surgery?
After the surgery recovery most often takes about 1 week to 2 weeks, but it can take as long as 4 to 6 weeks depending upon the general condition of the patient, co-morbidities, procedure opted for and expertise of the surgeon.
Some follow-up Advice after the surgery:
- Rest at home for 5 days.
- Sitz bath twice a day (after motion) `
- Avoid heavy exercise for 6 weeks
- Avoid oily and spicy food as advised.
Planning for Surgery of External Hemorrhoids
1. Make sure you inform your doctor about medications you are taking, including vitamins, supplements and blood thinners
2. Do not eat or drink anything after mid night the night before your surgery planned
3. If you are a smoker or take alcohol, we recommend that you stop smoking and imbibing alcohol a month before surgery for optimal outcome.
4. Make sure that you have someone to give you a ride home from the hospital
5. We do not prescribed enemas or rectal suppository before surgery, but we encourage patient to pass stool naturally before coming to the hospital.
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