Hemorrhoids are structures in the human body whose function is to control the flow of stool and which swelling or inflammation is known as piles. Piles causes redness, itching, irritation and pain; all of which are excruciating for the patient. While most people wish to cure their hemorrhoids by natural methods at home or slight medication, some people resort to surgery to cure hemorrhoids. Let's take a look at the surgical options available to cure this condition and their pros and cons.
The first thing to remember is that surgery is recommended only for people who are not responding to changes in diet, hygiene and medication. However, in some people the hemorrhoids become so swollen or disclosed that they cause unbearable pain and bleeding. In such a scenario surgery is a viable option.
The surgery to treat hemorrhoids is known as hemorrhoidectomy. This is a surgery that requires the patient to be under local anesthesia, after which the doctor cuts around the anus in order to remove the swollen hemorrhoids. Some patients may even choose to be under general anesthesia while the surgery is being conducted. However, either way patients are discharged on the day of the surgery in normal circumstances.
The only downside to this procedure is that the stitches from the surgery may cause discomfort for a while, however it does relate to the patient of the pain caused by the swelling and inflammation of hemorrhoids.
The surgery is by and large and easy procedure with predictable outcomes, however in some scenarios it can result in bleeding and some patients may react adversely to the anesthesia. However, if you look for an experienced, well-qualified doctor then these complications are inadvertently to occur.
Patients who do not wish to undergo a surgery can look at other options too, such as getting laser done on the affected area. This burns away the hemorrhoid cells, thus curing the pain that their companies are swelling.
You can also get Sclerotherapy done to treat severely swollen or inflated hemorrhoids. This is a procedure where a solution is injected into the blood supply near the affected area and this solution destroys the blood vessel in the region.
Both the laser and sclerotherapy are much easier to perform than a surgery and much less painful too. On the opposite however, a surgery has more lying results. As a patient, only you can decide what option you want to choose in order to cure you hemorrhoids.