Both these ailments have acute and severe stages; however, if not diagnosed and treated appropriately in the primary stage, may reach a chronic level within no time. Thus, it is highly recommended to know and treat early stages of Haemorrhoids and Constipation to prevent extremely painful, bleeding piles and chronic constipation respectively.
‘Haemorrhoids‘ are thickened or swollen anal blood vessels leading to pain, bleeding and itchiness during bowel movements. This condition develops, when anal blood vessels experience excess pressure. Depending on the inflammation and progression of the disease, there are four stages of Piles. While Grade I represents acute Piles with mild pain, itching, and heaviness in the rectum, Grade II involves strained & painful defecation, repeated bleeding, itching, dragging & burning sensation, and feeling of a piles clinic singapore prolapse. On further progression of the disease, Grade III is Piles involve painful defecation, heavy recurrent bleeding, uncontrollable itching, and feeling of a grown prolapse. All these symptoms worsen in Grade IV and the prolapse becomes irreducible.
With every advancing stage of Piles, the possible line of treatment also turns from simple to complex. Medication, dietary modification and physiotherapy can effectively treat Grade I Piles. MCDPA (Medication, Constac, Diet, Physical therapy and Ayurvedic therapy) is an effective line of treatment for successfully treating first stage Haemorrhoids. However, medication and dietary modification may not be sufficient to cure Grades II, III and IV Piles; a surgical intervention has to be involved in the treatment.
Surgical Treatments for Haemorrhoids
• Conventional Open Surgery has been used over the years but does not guarantee freedom from Piles. Recurrence is always possible
• STAPLER Surgery is the novel, latest technology procedure; being minimally invasive and painless, this surgery assures almost complete cure
• Laser Haemorrhoidoplasty is a painless laser technique offering freedom from Piles
‘Constipation’ is a set of multiple symptoms together – strained defecation, hard & lumpy stools, less than three bowel movements a week and a feeling of incomplete evacuation. Constipation is considered to be the root cause of diseases such as Piles, Fistula, Fissures, Prolapse, and digestive diseases. If the symptoms of Constipation persist for more than 2-3 months, it could be Obstructed Defecation Syndrome (ODS) or simply, Chronic Constipation.
While medication, diet, regular exercise and pelvic floor physiotherapy effectively treat Constipation, the line of Constipation treatment has to be changed when it comes to curing Chronic Constipation. STARR Surgery is the latest technology; painless procedure to get almost completes freedom from ODS.