Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Surgery for Treating Hemorrhoids

Surgery for removal of hemorrhoids will probably be advised if simple self-care treatments and home remedies do not yield satisfactory results. 
Surgery may be essential if your external hemorrhoids are very big and causing a lot of discomfort or if you have any small internal hemorrhoids
Often, untreated hemorrhoids could lead to hemorrhoidal flesh protruding out of the anus. This can cause severe pain, bleeding and discomfort. 
Common situations that necessitate surgical removal of hemorrhoids include prolapsed hemorrhoids, excessive bleeding, unbearable pain and thrombosed hemorrhoids.
Some fixative procedures are also forms of surgery and are included here for completeness. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

How are Hemorrhoids Treated?

Doctors decide on the best course of treatment for your hemorrhoids after considering your medical history, symptoms and the results from tests like those described in the previous chapter. 
They could advise some dietary and/or lifestyle changes. 
The available treatment options for hemorrhoids include medications and surgery. But, doctors advise surgery only if the size and effects of the hemorrhoids is major. 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

How Hemorrhoids are Diagnosed

Hemorrhoids do not usually require any complicated tests or diagnostic procedures. 
The diagnosis of hemorrhoids is normally from a fairly straight-forward examination of your medical history and a physical examination of the anal region. 
Your doctor must find and then evaluate the size and location of the hemorrhoids to decide on the suitable treatment plan according to the severity of the hemorrhoid. 
External hemorrhoids are visible on the outside of the anal canal,around the anus. 
Internal hemorrhoids are present within the anal canal but are not visible from outside the body. 
If many of your family members suffer from hemorrhoids, you could be more likely than the average person to develop them yourself. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

When to Seek Medical Care

Hemorrhoids area very common problem. There is no cause for embarrassment if you have hemorrhoids.
If you have hemorrhoids, you may be able to use simple coping techniques to help to reduce some of the pain and discomfort. 
In consultation with your doctor, analyze the main cause for your hemorrhoids
You may be able to take some remedial steps to reduce their effects or more hemorrhoids occurring when your present condition improves. 
Ointments for topical application of hemorrhoids can provide only temporary relief. These are not any specific treatment options. You should not use hemorrhoidal ointments except as advised by your doctor. It might cause increased irritation and aggravate your problem. 
Though many elderly people develop hemorrhoids, it is not justa problem for older people. Almost anybody can develop this problem. 

Prognosis of Hemorrhoids

This section explains possible effects of hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoids are not always considered a dangerous disease but there can be severe outcomes and proper diagnosis of the individual patient’s condition and correct treatment are very important.
Hemorrhoidal symptoms may subside without extensive medical care. But, proper treatment and  accepting specific dietary conditions and lifestyle changes can bring relief from hemorrhoids within much less time and with less severe symptoms.
You should maintain a high-fiber diet and include many vegetables, fruits, grains,and legumes in your daily diet. Drink sufficient water. Maintain a regular exercise schedule. Continue with all these even after you
recover completely from hemorrhoids. This may help to prevent some relapses.
Soaking in warm water baths, cold compresses, and simple Kegel exercises can alleviate pain and discomfort. If need be, doctors would advise surgery in very serious cases like hemorrhoids with clots. There could be lot of pain after surgery during relaxation and contraction of the anus.
Normally, hemorrhoidal bleeding is not very severe. In some extreme cases, prolonged loss of blood could lead to iron deficiency or anemic conditions.