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Gastrointestinal System :
Piles / Hemorrhoids

Piles, also called hemorrhoids, are swollen and inflamed blood vessels in the rectum and anus. They are painful and they might bleed during defecation.

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1. Which doctor should I consult for this problem?

You can consult an Urologist.

2. What is strangulation of Piles?

Second degree hemorrhoid after prolapse may be cupped by external sphincter after which complication follows. This is accompanied by severe pain. If not reduced promptly, thrombosis follows.

3. What is photocoagulation?

Application of infrared coagulation to hemorrhoids that do not prolapse. This is painless and can be done in an out patient department.

4. How can hemorrhoids be prevented?

The best way to prevent haemorrhoids is to keep stools soft so they pass easily, thus decreasing pressure and straining, and to empty bowels as soon as possible after the urge occurs. Increased fibre in the diet helps reduce constipation and straining by producing stools that are softer and easier to pass. Avoid becoming overweight, and lose weight if you are fat. Eat a high fibre diet. Exercise regularly.

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