Haemorrhoids (Piles)

Haemorrhoids or Piles also known locally in India as ( Mulvyadh / Bavasir ) are present in the anal canal since birth. These are blood vessels which offer a padding in the anal canal. However duer to several reasons these can get enlarged and swollen thereby causing pain and discomfort.

Feeling a lump protruding outside the anus
Painful bleeding while passing stools
Sensation of stool stuck in anal canal after bowel movement
Pain during bowel movement or sitting due to painful swelling due to blood clot formed in the haemorrhoid ( Thrombosed haemorrhoid )
Pruritus ani or itching around the anus
Faecal soiling of clothes
Discharge from anus
Constipation
Hard stools/ Forced bowel movement
Faulty toilet habits
Family history of Piles
Pregnancy and childbirth
Lifting heavy weights
Unhealthy lifestyle – Stress, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption
Obesity
Ageing – Tissues lining the anus become less functional

Based on degree of intensity of the disorder, haemorrhoids are classified into 4 progressive stages :

Grade 1: No prolapse – Painless bleeding, itching
Grade 2: Prolapse on strain or bowel movement but it retracts upon completion of bowel movement
Grade 3: Prolapse upon on strain but has to be manually pushed back inside
Grade 4: Prolapse along with bleeding. It cannot be retracted manually and hence stays outside permanently
Visual examination
Proctoscopy
Colonoscopy
Barium study

Treatment of Haemorrhoids (Piles)

Piles Surgery (Conventional Method)

Conventional method employed by any Piles surgeon at MIRA involves the typical surgical cuts, stapling and stitches depending on the Grade of Haemorrhoids.

Laser Piles Treatment

Laser Piles surgery is the most advanced technique for Piles treatment. There are no cuts and stitches involved with less pain and bleeding.

Why Piles Laser Surgery is better?

Conventional Piles Surgery Laser Piles Surgery
Surgery involves Cuts, stitches, scar Pin point cut, no stitches, no scar
Pain 80% painful 20% painful
Bleeding 30ml (depends on patient) 5-10ml (depends on patient)
Recovery time post surgery 15-20 days 3-7 days
Surgery duration 30-45 min 30-45 minutes
Resume to normal routine 3-5 days Next day

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