Piles are also known as haemorrhoids. There are several types of surgery available for piles treatment such that haemorrhoidectomy (open surgery of the piles) and minimally invasive procedure for haemorrhoids (MIPH).

Piles/ Fissure/ Fistula in ano

Link textInternal haemorrhoids lie far enough inside the rectum that you can't see or feel them. They don’t usually hurt because there are few pain-sensing nerves in the rectum. Bleeding may be the only sign that they are there.

External haemorrhoids lie within the anus and are often uncomfortable. If an external haemorrhoid prolapses to the outside (usually in the course of passing a stool), you can see and feel it.

Plies may develop due to chronic constipation, which leads to excessive straining resulting in swelling of the veins in the rectal area. Pregnant women may also develop piles due to increased pressure on the veins in the pelvic area.

Physical examination and proctoscopy aid in the diagnosis of piles. A colonoscopy may sometimes be advised if a mass lesion or other pathology is suspected in the colon.

In the early of cases, piles resolve on their own without the need of any treatment. Treatments can help significantly reduce the discomfort and itching that many patients experience.

The treatment options available are as follows:

In this technique, the vessels at the base of Haemorrhoids or piles are stapled and divided high up in the anal canal. The external piles get pulled inside.

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