Ignoring Piles Can Just Pile On Problems!

February 11, 2016

Like many people, Sarita (name changed) didn’t enjoy visiting the doctor — but was particularly reluctant to seek help for her rectal problems. The mother-of-two had been suffering from piles (hemorrhoids) which started from 1st delivery (as is common in 30-40% pregnant females) that aggravated for almost a year. Although her doctor had told her to come back if the symptoms didn’t improve, she was too embarrassed to discuss.

Rectal problems, as much as we are not willing to confess, are very common in our city. They can range from itching and bleed to more complex problems such as piles, fissures or fistulas which can be painful affecting the quality of life.

You may be embarrassed to talk about your anal troubles. But it is important to let your doctor know, especially if you have pain or bleeding – says the expert at Apollo Spectra Hospitals.

Managing the rectal problems now is easy. Depending on the symptoms, the treatment options vary from simple diet management to surgery. There is a misconception that rectal problems, especially piles, are incurable and that if they choose surgery, it can recur later and may be painful.

People also raise the concerns of losing control while passing stools, severe pain post the surgery and inability to eat normal food after the procedure. All these myths are fallacious. Advanced surgical techniques enable these problems to be treated effectively and result in safer outcomes. The person undergoing the surgery is able to resume normal life in 2 – 3 days.

Commenting on the new-age treatments for Piles, our colorectal surgeon says “Bloodless Ultrasonic Scalpel Haemorrhoidectomy (B.U.S.H) and Stapled Haemorrhoidectomy (MIPH) are some of the most advanced treatment options for piles. They are generally less painful and lead to faster healing. Even though these techniques are relatively straightforward, only strict adherence to its principles will avoid other complications. Hence choosing the right surgeon is very critical and also, a stitch in time saves nine.”

Embarrassment is a significant barrier to people seeking help for any rectal problems. It’s a very Indian trait to want to avoid the subject of bottoms and bowel movements.

The worry is that the rectal bleeding one of the common symptoms of piles could actually be a sign of bowel cancer. So, do not ignore the symptoms and get the medical advice appropriately.

Here you can find symptoms of piles.

For any support required to visit Apollo Spectra Hospitals. Or call 1860-500-2244 or mail us at info@apollospectra.com.