Also known as Piles
Hemorrhoids (US English) or haemorrhoids UK /ˈhɛmərɔɪdz/, are vascular structures in the anal canal which help with stool control. They become pathological or piles when swollen or inflamed. In their physiological state, they act as a cushion composed of arterio-venous channels and connective tissue.Source: Wikipedia
Within all the people who go to their doctor with hemorrhoids, 74% report having rectal bleeding, 60% report having pain of the anus, and 50% report having blood in stool. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of hemorrhoids are rectal bleeding, pain of the anus, blood in stool, constipation, mass or swelling around the anus, itching of the anus, and melena, although you may still have hemorrhoids without those symptoms.
Patients with hemorrhoids often receive rectal examination, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy, colonoscopy and biopsy, excision, biopsy, prothrombin time assay, hemorrhoid procedures and proctoscopy and anorectal biopsy .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with hemorrhoids include midazolam (versed), docusate (colace), hydrocortisone topical, fentanyl, meperidine (demerol), psyllium, hydrocortisone-pramoxine topical, hydrocortisone, pramoxine topical, methylcellulose (citrucel), calcium polycarbophil (fibercon), dibucaine topical and peri-colace .
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