Piles Lady Doctor in Delhi

Also known as hemorrhoids, piles is a condition that develops when the group of tissues present in the anal cavity becomes inflamed. These tissues contain blood vessels, muscles, tissues, and fibers. The size of the piles depends on whether they are found inside or outside of the anus. Internal piles are more frequent than external piles.

What are the symptoms of piles?
Usually, the symptoms of piles are not serious. They do not need any medical intervention. Some of these symptoms include:

  • Hard lump around the anus (these are tags of skin that swell up and become painful from time to time)
  • Pain (due to tearing in the back passage known as anal fissures)
  •  Feeling of full bowels even after passing the stool
  •  Blood after a bowel movement (the most common symptom in which the bright, red blood is separated from the stool)
  •  Itchy, red, and sore anus (often due to a skin condition around the back passage)
  •  Pain while passing the stool
  •  Prolapse (the piles may sometimes get out during defecation which must be pushed inside)
    In rare cases, the symptoms may aggravate including:
  •  Excessive anal bleeding
  •  Anal fistula
  •  Infection
  •  Strangulated hemorrhoid
  •  Fecal incontinence
What are the types of piles?
1. Internal piles
Located inside the rectum, these cannot be seen or felt. The only visible symptom is bleeding. These are caused when the blood vessels inside the rectum start swelling and engorging.
2. External piles
These are located around the anus. They bleed as well as hurt because they are right under the skin where pain-sensing nerves are present. These are the result of increased pressure caused by weight, straining at the toilet, pregnancy, standing for long hours, vomiting, and holding your breath while doing physical labor.
What are the causes of Piles?
Piles occur because of excess strain that is put on the lower rectum. The intense pressure causes the blood vessels around the anus to stretch, swell and bulge, forming piles. This increased pressure can be the result of:

  •  Pregnancy
  • Diarrhea
  •  Constipation
  • Lifting heavy items
  •  Applying too much pressure while passing stools
How is the diagnosis of piles done?
A physical examination is performed to diagnose piles. To detect internal piles, your doctor may conduct a Digital Rectal Examination (DRE). Doctors can also use a proctoscope. It is an instrument made up of a hollow tube fitted with a light that allows the doctor to see inside the anal canal. A colonoscopy might be recommended if the patient shows any symptoms of another digestive system disease.
How are the piles treated?
Generally, piles get rectified without any treatment. But, if you are experiencing serious symptoms or if the condition doesn’t get resolved in a few days then medical intervention is necessary. Here are some tips that might help you ease up the discomfort:

  • A change in diet that keeps your stool regular and soft will also help you get rid of piles.
  • Increase your water consumption.
  • Exercise daily and avoid straining to pass stools.
  • There are several medications like painkillers, ointments, pads, and creams that can reduce the swelling and redness. You can talk to your doctor about it.

In very rare cases, your piles will reach a stage where the surgery will be the only option. Here are a few surgical options:

1. Banding
During this procedure, your doctor will use a stretchy band surrounding the piles. This is done to stop the blood flow from reaching the piles. In a few days, the piles will fall off as they won’t receive any blood supply.

2. Sclerotherapy
During this procedure, a medicine is injected into the piles in order to wither it.

3. Infrared coagulation
During this procedure, infrared rays are used to burn the piles as a treatment procedure.

4. Hemorrhoidectomy
In this procedure, your doctor will remove the extra tissue, which is responsible for bleeding.

5. Hemorrhoid stapling
This procedure is conducted to stop the blood flow from reaching the piles and it is not a very painful procedure.

Why Apollo Spectra?
Apollo Spectra, Delhi has a made name for itself in the medical world in the country. We make sure that our patients get the best care. Our teams of highly trained doctors work with our state-of-the-art technology to provide you with the right treatment. Piles can be uncomfortable, and you don’t have to suffer through it. Book your appointment today.