Suffering from PILES? Stand Up!
Do you have any problem like rectal bleeding, pain while passing stool or constipation?“ These are symptoms of Anorectal disorders & about 50% of the population would have anorectal disorder at some point in their life probably by the time they reach the age of 50, and approximately 1 in 20 people suffer from anorectal disorders at any given point of time
What is Piles (Hemorrhoids)?
Piles are swollen and inflated veins in the rectum and anus that cause discomfort and bleeding
Common causes of Piles
Straining during bowel movements
Straining during bowel movements
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Classification of Piles
There are small inflammations, usually inside the lining of the anus and they are not visible.
These are also known as prolapsed hemorrhoids, and appear outside the anus. The individual may feel them hanging from the rectum, but they can be easily re-inserted.
Piles are larger than grade I, but also remain inside the anus. They may get pushed out during passing of stool, but they will return unaided.
These cannot be pushed back in and need treatment. They are large and remain outside of the anus.
What is Fissures (Fissures in Ano)?
An Anal Fissure is a small tear in the thin and moist tissue called ‘mucosa‘ that lines the anus. Also it maybe associated with hemorrhoids, Anal Fissure can cause pain and bleeding while passing stools.
Common causes of Fissure
Unusually tight anal sphincter muscles
Classification of Fissure in Ano
Acute Fissures: It clears up within six weeks.
Chronic Fissures: It persists for more than six weeks. A chronic fissure is often associated with an external skin tag. Surgery is recommended in these cases.
Essential differences to understand Anorectal Disorders
- Swollen veins in the anal canal, rectum or anus
- Painless during the initial phase and increases as the swelling becomes more prominent
- Piles are a result of prolonged constipation, pregnancy or chronic cough, physical strain
- Tear or cut of anal skin
- Very painful and uncomfortable with little or more bleeding
- This occurs during pregnancy, as a result of obesity or an injury to the anal cavity, passing hard stools & chronic diarrhoea
When should you visit a General Surgeon?
Blood while passing stools
Pain while passing stools
Mucus discharge whilepassing stools
Painful hard lump inthe anal region
Itching sensation aroundthe anal region
Fullness in the bowels evenafter passing stools
- Anemia :Rarely, chronic blood loss from hemorrhoids may cause anemia, in which you don’t have enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen to your body organs.
- Strangulated hemorrhoid : If the blood supply to an internal hemorrhoid is cut off, the hemorrhoid may be “strangulated,” causing extreme pain.
- Blood clot :Occasionally, a clot can form in a hemorrhoid. Although not dangerous, it can be extremely painful and sometimes needs to be lanced and drained.
- Bowel incontinence : Difficulty in controlling bowel movement & leakage of stool.
Treatment options for Anorectal Disorders
Advantages of Laser treatment
Surgical ligation & stripping
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