PILES & BHAGANDAR SURGERY
Hemorrhoids are swollen veins that can be internal, which means they’re inside the rectum. Or they can be external, which means they’re outside the rectum.
Most hemorrhoidal flare-ups stop hurting within two weeks without treatment. Eating a high-fiber diet and drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water per day can usually help you manage the symptoms by promoting softer and more regular bowel movements.
You may also need to use stool softeners to reduce straining during bowel movements, as straining makes the hemorrhoids worse. Your doctor may recommend over-the-counter topical ointments to ease occasional itching, pain, or swelling.
Sometimes, hemorrhoids can lead to other complications.
External hemorrhoids may develop painful blood clots. If this happens, they’re called thrombosed hemorrhoids.
Internal hemorrhoids may prolapse, which means they drop through the rectum and bulge from the anus.
External or prolapsed hemorrhoids can become irritated or infected and may require surgery. The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons estimates that less than 10 percent of hemorrhoid cases require surgery.