Whether internal piles, external hemorrhoids, anal fistula, fissures, bleeding tears, blood in stools, or any other anorectal disorders, they can cause terrible pain, infections, and even blood clots in complicated cases. If you find the passing of stools painful, itchy, & sore anal region with blood spots after a bowel movement, consult Dr. Jay Chokshi immediately.
Dr. Jay Chokshi is a National Board-certified surgical gastroenterologist. With years of experience in treating patients related to colorectal and anorectal problems, the GI surgeon can effectively treat piles, hemorrhoids, and other diseases associated with it. The doctor is experienced in different types of piles surgeries and hemorrhoidectomies to ensure your good health. Call on +91 90165 19832 to book an appointment.
A common problem, piles or hemorrhoids, is a collection of swollen, inflamed, or enlarged blood vessels and veins in the anal region. Often the inflamed tissue causes itchiness and discomfort to the patient, especially while sitting down and passing bowels. It also leads to blood in stool in many conditions.
Although many medical professionals believe lack of physical activity, sedentary lifestyle, and low fiber content affect the patient's chances of getting hemorrhoids, it can have many other causes. A data reveals that 3 out of 4 adults will have hemorrhoids over their lifetime.
Internal piles can occur between 2-4 centimeters above the anal opening, inside the rectum. Often, internal hemorrhoids do not cause any discomfort to the patient. However, they can bleed and lead to blood in stools. If they become uncomfortably enlarged, they can cause trouble while moving bowels. Sometimes, when extreme straining, especially while passing bowels, childbirth, heavy lifting, etc., pushes the internal hemorrhoids out of the anus, medical professionals call it prolapsed hemorrhoids.
External piles occur under the skin around the anus and cause immense pain and sensitivity. The symptoms of external hemorrhoids include pain, itching, swelling, bleeding, and general discomfort. Sometimes, external piles become unbearable because of blood clots, leading to thrombosis or thrombosed piles/hemorrhoids.
It is essential to note that a prolapsed internal hemorrhoid can lead to thrombosis if it affects the blood supply to hemorrhoid.
Medical professionals categorize piles into four different types to ensure adequate treatment according to the complexity of the disease.
1. Grade I Piles: First-degree hemorrhoids may bleed, but they do not come out of the anal region (i.e., Internal Piles). So, they are not visible.
2. Grade II Piles: Second-degree piles are larger than Grade I hemorrhoids. They remain inside the rectum but can be pushed out when passing stools.
3. Grade III Piles: GI surgeons call prolapsed hemorrhoids as Grade III hemorrhoids. A patient can insert them back into the anus.
4. Grade IV Piles: When the hemorrhoids cannot be pushed back into the anus and require medical treatment, doctors call them Grade IV piles.
If you have external piles or thrombosed hemorrhoids, you may require immediate medical attention. Consult Dr. Jay Choksi for treatment of piles and avoid the following complications:
Although following home remedies, a high-fiber diet, and increased physical activity can alleviate the symptoms, it is essential to visit a GI surgeon. Book an appointment with South Gujarat's first National-Board certified HPB and GI cancer surgeon when you notice anal bleeding the very first time.
Dr. Jay Chokshi advocates thorough medical examination and understanding of patient history before suggesting treatment or surgery of any kind. Additionally, the doctor may suggest Digital Rectal Examination (DRE) or sigmoidoscopy test for internal hemorrhoids. A colonoscopy may also become essential when the patient shows symptoms similar to other colorectal and anorectal diseases.
As piles and hemorrhoids are one of the oldest and most common problems, there are many methods and treatments to cure the disease. From over-the-counter pills, cortico-steroids, to laxatives, there are many medication options available for treating hemorrhoids.
When hemorrhoid causes excessive bleeding or unbearable pain, surgical removal of piles becomes essential. A hemorrhoidectomy includes removing the hemorrhoids by making incisions around the affected tissue, cutting the hemorrhoidal tissue, and closing the wound. Depending on the complexity of the operation, the doctor may use a scalpel or laser to cut the tissue with precision.
Dr. Jay Chokshi has years of experience in hemorrhoidectomy for complicated cases with severe blood loss, anal fistula, abscess formation, and necrosis. His expertise in the field of anorectal surgeries reduces the risk of infection and post-op complications.
If lifestyle changes and medications have no effect or the patient's condition deteriorates with every passing day, surgical intervention may become essential. 10% of patients may require to undergo an operation for treatment of piles and hemorrhoids. In addition to hemorrhoidectomy, there are other types of piles surgeries as well.
The cost of laser piles surgery can range from anywhere between INR. 30,000 to INR. 50,000. It is essential to know that the surgery cost of hemorrhoids varies phenomenally on the grade and type of the hemorrhoids, general fee of the GI surgeon, anesthetic fees, hospitalization expenses, etc. The expenditure changes from hospital to hospital due to differences in hospital wards, room class, duration of stay, consumables, medicines, investigations, doctor/nurse visits, etc.).
If you want to know the exact cost of the surgery, a medical consultation with the doctor becomes necessary. Once the doctor analyses and diagnoses the disease, he can provide you with the cost of piles surgery and hemorrhoid treatment.
Whether you notice blood in stools for the first time or are suffering from prolapsed hemorrhoids for a long time, it is essential to seek immediate medical consultation and avoid complications. For piles treatment in Surat/South Gujarat, contact Dr. Jay Chokshi. Call +91 90165 19832 to book an appointment.
Dr. Jay Chokshi is a reputed gastro surgeon in Gujarat. Residing in Surat, he is available at Dr. Jay Chokshi’s Gastro Center.