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Haemorrhoids (Piles) Surgery And Consultation In Singapore
More correctly referred to as ‘haemorrhoids’, these are swollen blood vessels along your anal canal. Although these blood vessels are present in everybody, patients would only seek help when they have symptoms arising from these blood vessels, such as pain, bleeding or protrusion of the haemorrhoids.
Haemorrhoids may be graded 1 to 4 based on its severity, and this would in turn help determine the recommended course of treatment. Severity is influenced by the degree of prolapse and the haemorrhoids ability to spontaneously or be manually reduced. At least 50 per cent of the population is predicted to experience haemorrhoids at least once in their lives, with both men and women experiencing inflammation at roughly equal rates.
Broadly speaking, treatment options for haemorrhoids include:-
- Medical treatment
- Rubber band ligation
- Haemorrhoid surgery
- Conventional haemorrhoidectomy
- Stapled haemorrhoidopexy
- THD operation (Transanal Haemorrhoidal Dearterialisation).
Conservative treatments include changing one’s diet to include more fluids and high-fibre foods, followed by medications, rubber band ligation and sclerotherapy.
Surgical intervention is only used where conservative and simpler procedural remedies fail or where the inflammation is severe enough that conservative management is unlikely to be successful. Options for haemorrhoid surgery include stapled hemorrhoidectomy for grade 3 cases, transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization which involves limiting the blood flow through the superior rectal arteries to the hemorrhoidal plexus, and excisional hemorrhoidectomy used in severe cases.
Each of these options for piles surgery has varying rates of recurrence and side-effects, and recovery times vary from a couple of days to a couple of weeks. Your colorectal surgeon would be able to advise you on the recommended treatment option as well as the pros and cons of each option.
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