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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is hemorrhoid?

Commonly known as piles, it is the swelling around the anal area where faeces is excreted from the body. These can be formed inside or outside of the anus. This is due to excessive straining or poor blood flow to the area, and can result in painless bleeding.

Symptoms related to hemorrhoid

  • History of piles

  • Pain over the anus

  • Passing out blood from the anus

Questions your doctor may ask to check for hemorrhoid

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose hemorrhoid

  • Do you have hemorrhoids (piles) or a lump at the anus?

  • Do you have anal pain?

  • Are you passing out blood from the anus?

  • Is there blood in your stool?

Treatment for hemorrhoid

Piles can be initially treated through simple home remedies like increasing fiber intake and using sitz baths. Other options include creams, procedures like rubber band application, and surgeries.

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References

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    https://www.wjgnet.com/1007-9327/full/v21/i31/9245.htm

  • Talaie R, Torkian P, Moghadam AD, Tradi F, Vidal V, Sapoval M, Golzarian J. Hemorrhoid embolization: A review of current evidences. Diagn Interv Imaging. 2022 Jan;103(1):3-11. doi: 10.1016/j.diii.2021.07.001. Epub 2021 Aug 27. PMID: 34456172.

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