I have a prolapsed haemmorhoid, how is this usually treated? It is not really painful, more inconvenient. It occasionally bleeds until it is pushed back in, can it develop into something more threatening?
There are several methods for treating anal hemorrhoids:
1. Diet-consuming food with plenty of cellulose (fruit and vegetables);
2. Hygenic measures-you can wash your anus before you use toilet paper;
3. Local balsams or suppositories that contain antiseptics, anesthetics and anti-inflammatory drug(s);
4. Coagulation with infra-red light;
5. Sclerotisation -sclerotizant substance is injected in the hemorrhoids;
6. Ligature of the hemorrhoids, and
7. Surgical removal of the hemorrhoids-hemorrhoidectomy.
Hemorrhoids can be complicated with profuse bleeding, strangulation, thrombosis, ulceration, fibrosis, and infection.
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