Piles Surgery: Hemorrhoidectomy

What are Piles (hemorrhoids)?

Piles (haemorrhoids) are swollen veins that occur around your anal region. Piles generally occur in the lowermost part of the anus and can cause severe pain and discomfort. This is due to the blood vessels of the anal region which gets enlarged and leads to stretching of the skin which causes pain. Piles that are bulging out near the anal opening are generally called external haemorrhoids. While the piles that occur on the inner part of the anal opening cannot be felt and are called internal haemorrhoids

Piles affect people of all ages and gender. This condition can cause a lot of pain and discomfort in your daily life, however, the good news is it can be treated very effectively with a simple piles surgery in Nigeria.

What are the symptoms of Piles?

Symptoms of piles to look out for:

Bleeding: Bleeding during the passing of stool is one of the most common symptoms of  Piles and is an indicator of internal piles.

Swelling: Small balloon-like swelling or swellings that can be seen around the anal region, it also causes the anus to feel tender.

Anal Pain: Piles generally cause pain in the anal region and make it difficult for a patient to pass stool.

Lumps near the anus: Lumps on the anal surface are also common symptoms of piles.

Anal Itching: Haemorrhoids or piles can cause severe itching around the anus generally externally.

Slimy Discharge: A slimy discharge passed along with stool is also considered as a symptom of piles

Sore Skin around Anus: Sore skin or skin sticking out after bowel movement around the anus is also a symptom of piles or haemorrhoids.

What causes Piles

A low-fibre diet: Fiber deficient diet causes strain on the movement of the bowels due to harder and smaller stools.

Pregnancy: Pregnancy can cause piles due to an enlarged uterus that may put pressure on the colon which is connected to the anus. Pressure on the anus generally leads to internal piles.

Heavy weight lifting: Heavy weight lifting can cause piles.

Constipation: Constipation puts strain on blood vessels around the anus due to the pressure of pushing stool which may cause piles.

Prolonged Diarrhea: Diarrhea may cause piles too due to the passage of loose stool for a prolonged period.

Diagnosis of Piles, Hemorrhoids 

The surgeon will diagnose your symptoms before suggesting piles treatment. If you have the symptoms of external piles, the surgeon will generally examine the affected area. If the symptoms indicate internal piles, you may need to get a rectal examination done. 

The piles surgery will help in quick recovery from the pain and discomfort. It is generally an effective and permanent solution for Piles.

Treatment of Piles, Hemorrhoids 

Hemorrhoidectomy or Piles surgery is a surgical procedure to remove piles or haemorrhoids. You will receive general anaesthesia or spinal anaesthesia in order not to feel pain.

The operation is typically done in a surgery centre. You will presumably go home that same day (outpatient).

What to Expect

Full Recovery takes around 1 to 2 weeks.

Going home after Piles Surgery

•   Immediately after the surgery, when you are still under anaesthesia, you will receive a long-acting local anaesthetic. It will last 6 to 12 hours to provide relief from pain after surgery. If you are not staying overnight in the hospital after surgery, you will leave only after the anaesthesia wears off and you have passed urine. 

•    Someone should assist in driving you home.

Care after Piles Surgery

•    You can expect little pain after surgery. Your doctor may give you medicines for pain.

•    For some days after surgery, drink liquids and eat a plain diet (plain rice, bananas, dry toast or crackers, applesauce). Then you may return to everyday foods and gradually increase the amount of fiber in your diet.

•    Follow-up exams with the surgeon normally are done 2 to 3 weeks after the surgery.

Why Piles Surgery is Done

Piles surgery or Hemorrhoidectomy is proper when you have:

•   Very big internal haemorrhoids.

•   Internal haemorrhoids that still present symptoms after nonsurgical treatment.

•   Large external haemorrhoids that lead to major discomfort and make it hard to keep the anal area clean.

•   Both internal and external haemorrhoids.

How Well Piles Surgery Works

Surgery usually treats a hemorrhoid. However, the long-term success of haemorrhoid surgery depends mostly on how well you are able to change your daily bowel habits to prevent constipation and straining. 

Piles Surgery Cost in Nigeria

Piles surgery costs depend upon various factors like;

1. Type of surgery chosen

2. Age and gender of the patient

3. Location and choice of the Hospital

4. Experience of Surgeon

 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is the quickest way to get rid of Piles?

The quickest and best relief from piles is through surgical removal.

2. Can Haemorrhoids be cured permanently?

Yes! Haemorrhoids can be cured permanently one hundred percent with surgery

3.  What are Piles caused by?

Some of the causes of piles include constipation, anal intercourse, ageing, pregnancy and frequent diarrhoea.

4. Can Piles be cured on their own?

Typically piles may not be cured on their own. You only get intermittent relief from its symptoms and it is most likely to re-surface.

5. Can Piles be cured in 3 days, is it right?

The quickest way to get rid of piles in less than 3 days is by undergoing surgery.

6. What are the best Antibiotics for Piles?

Certain antibiotics are prescribed after piles surgery to prevent infections at the surgery site.

7. Haemorrhoids Treatment in Nigeria?

Hemorrhoidectomy or Piles surgery is a surgical procedure to remove piles or haemorrhoids in Nigeria. Surjen through its team of specialists will help you get the desired results for complete and total elimination of piles.

8. How good are the Herbs for Piles?

Certain meals rich in vegetables and dietary fibres can help to soften your bowel and reduce the onset of constipation.

9. Is there a home remedy for Piles?

Certain home remedies like a cold compress and ointments to relieve pain can help to temporarily relieve the pain and symptoms before you eventually get surgery.

10.  Which plants can cure Haemorrhoids?

Certain meals rich in vegetables and dietary fibres can help to soften your bowel and reduce the onset of constipation.

11. Cost of Haemorrhoids Surgery?

This depends on the type of surgery chosen, the age and gender of the patient, the location and the choice of the Hospital and the Surgeon.


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