Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels, usually found near the lower part of the rectum or anus. Hemorrhoids is a clinical term also referred to as piles, mulvyadh or bavasir. Hemorrhoids are of two types: Internal and External.

Internal piles or hemorrhoids are found inside the rectum and they are painless. They can’t be seen with naked eyes and their presence can be felt during bleeding only. While external piles are found outside the anus and are very painful. A person always feels discomfort with external piles.

Symptoms of Piles

• Bleeding from the anus
• Mucus discharge
• Itching around the anal region
• Swelling near the anus
• Bleeding during bowel movements.
• Painful lump near the anus

Causes of Piles

• Chronic constipation
• Hard Stools
• Low fiber diet, less intake of water and high intake of processed food
• Sitting for long periods of time on the toilet seat (Faulty Toilet Habits)
• Lifting heavy weights

Treatment for Piles

Piles or hemorrhoids are of four grades; Grade 1 and initial stages of grade 2 can be treated using medications. Later stages of grade 2 and early stages of grade 3 are treated using LHP (Laser Haemorrhoidoplasty. Later stages of grade 3 and grade 4 are treated through MIPH (Minimally Invasive Procedure for Haemorrhoids).

At Healing Hands Clinic, MCDPA regimen is used for treating early stages of piles. MCDPA stands for Medication, Constac, Diet, Physiotherapy and Ayurvedic Oils. If the disease advances to later stages then only laser surgery is performed. The laser procedure is painless as there are no cuts and no stitches. It is a day care procedure and patient are discharged on the same day of surgery and can return to normal work routine within 2-3 days. There are negligible chances of recurrence using these laser procedures.

Healing Hands Clinic has an internationally recognized team of doctors and surgeons who have successfully handled a large number of cases of complex and recurrent hemorrhoids. This hospital is a certified center of excellence for the treatment of anorectal disorders such as piles, fissure, fistula, constipation, circumcision, prolapse, hernia and other lifestyle disorders in India. It has centers at Pune, Mumbai, Thane, Chinchwad, Chakan, Kothrud, Baner, Nashik, and Bengaluru.

Author's Bio: 

Proctologist at Healing Hands Clinic