Frequently Asked Questions1. Which doctor should I consult for piles?
You can consult a general surgeon.
2. What are the complications of piles?
Complications of hemorrhoids include:
- Severe bleeding
- Pus formation
Second degree hemorrhoid after prolapse may be cupped by external anal sphincter resulting in strangulation. This is accompanied by severe pain. If not reduced promptly, clotting of blood in the piles may follows.
4. What is photocoagulation?
Application of infrared coagulation to hemorrhoids that do not prolapsed is called photocoagulation. This is painless and can be done in an out-patient department.
5. Can hemorrhoids cause stomach cramps?
Hemorrhoids do not cause stomach cramps. Proper medication should be taken immediately if there is any signs of bleeding.
6. How does a doctor diagnose internal hemorrhoids?
Internal hemorrhoids are diagnosed by examining any abnormalities in the anal canal and rectum. The doctor may insert a gloved, lubricated finger into the rectum during a digital rectal examination.
7. Can you get hemorrhoids from sitting too long on the toilet?
Straining to have a bowel movement by sitting too long on the toilet can cause hemorrhoids.
8. How long will it take to recover from Hemorrhoids?
Recovery of Hemorrhoids may take few days to several months depending upon the severity and type of the hemorrhoids.
9. What is a Burst Hemorrhoid?
When the blood vessels of the hemorrhoids are inflammed it may rupture resulting in burst hemorrhoids
10. What is the difference between hemorrhoid and colon polyp?
Hemorrhoids are external swelling of the veins outside the anus while colon polyps are benign outgrowths which may be cancerous.
11. What is the cost of the treatment for piles?
The cost of the treatment may vary depending upon the type of the procedure and the hospital.