What are Piles?
Hemorrhoids or piles are swellings containing enlarged blood vessels that are found inside or around the rectum and anus. Hemorrhoids result from increased pressure on the anus.
What are the Symptoms?
What are the Implications of Piles?
If untreated, hemorrhoids may cause complications such as anemia and weakness due to the chronic blood loss during defecation. There is a risk of developing strangulated haemorrhoids where the blood supply of a prolapsed pile gets obstructed by the constriction of the anal sphincter.
Treatment For Piles
The treatment of piles varies from person-to-person, depending on the extent of damage from hemorrhoids.
Difference between Surgical and Non-Surgical (Laser) Procedure
|Surgical (Open Procedure)||Non-surgical (Laser)|
|Invasive- cutting the wound with blade||Non-Invasive procedure|
|Blood loss||No loss of blood|
|Highly painful||Less painful|
|Hospitalization for few days||Day care procedures (discharge in few hours)|
|Wound dressing for few days||No dressing required|
|Bed rest required||Best rest not required - Quick recovery|
|Possibility of recurrence||No recurrence|