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expand iconCan piles occur at any age?

Yes. Piles can occur at any age. However, adults of age group from 45-60 are more susceptible to developing piles as the anal canal weakens over time with age.

expand iconHow much does piles surgery cost?

Piles surgery cost depends on various factors such as, severity of piles, doctor’s consultation fee, type of treatment recommended by the doctor, medications, diagnostic tests, etc. Hence, the actual cost differs from patient to patient. On average, piles surgery may cost you around Rs. 41,500 to Rs. 55,000.

expand iconWhich is the best cream for piles?

The most recommended and effective cream for piles treatment is Hydrocotisone (1%) that can be applied directly to the anal region. It provides relief from itching, irritation, and the burning sensation that arises during bowel movements. However, it is advisable not to use this cream for more than one week continuously as it can cause thinning of the skin.

expand iconHow long piles can last without treatment?
expand iconIs laser surgery a permanent cure for piles?

Yes. Laser surgery works as a permanent cure for piles as it improves the blood flow in the anal region and promotes tissue regeneration for faster recovery. Hence, the chances of recurrence are negligible. That’s why the laser technique is regarded as a permanent solution for piles.

expand iconCan I get rid of piles in one day?
expand iconHow can I diagnose piles myself?

You cannot diagnose piles by yourself, but you can identify the symptoms below to check whether you have piles or not- ||Blood in stools ||Itchy anus ||Lumps around the anus (external piles) ||Pain around the anus (prolapsed piles) ||Piles/hemorrhoids are usually diagnosed by a physician or general surgeon through a visual examination to take a look at the swollen and inflamed veins. If you have these symptoms, you should visit a doctor immediately.

expand iconWill changing my diet help in managing piles?

Yes. Making changes in your diet can be very helpful in managing piles symptoms. Piles are usually caused by constipation, hence, by adding fiber-rich foods in your diet and avoiding items that cause constipation, you will be able to prevent piles from getting worse.

expand iconWhat should I avoid during piles treatment?
expand iconCan I consult with Pristyn Care doctors online?

Yes. You can consult with Pristyn Care doctors online by scheduling an appointment and opting for the online consultation. Our medical coordinators will book the appointment according to your schedule and you can discuss your problem virtually from the comfort of your home.

expand iconHow long will the laser piles surgery take?

The laser surgery for piles treatment takes approximately 30-45 minutes and the patient usually doesn’t need to be hospitalized.

expand iconWho is an ideal candidate for laser piles surgery?

A person suffering from piles is considered as an ideal candidate for laser piles surgery, if: ||He/she suffers from chronic piles. ||He/she has tried other forms of treatment without success. ||He/she is at more risk by opting for open surgery. ||There is a chance of relapse/recurrence of piles after conventional surgery. ||Laser surgery is a non-invasive and painless method for treatment of piles. ||Due to this, most people seek laser treatment to get rid of piles.

expand iconHow exercising helps with symptoms of piles?

Regular exercise helps in alleviating the piles symptoms as it improves the blood flow in the anal region. Along with this, exercising will also encourage regular bowels that will help to prevent constipation, that is the primary cause of piles. Paired with a fiber-rich diet, exercise will be beneficial to treat piles in the early stages.

expand iconIs laser piles surgery at Pristyn Care covered under health insurance?

Yes. Laser piles surgery provided by Pristyn Care is covered under health insurance policy. You can talk to our medical coordinators and check whether you are eligible to pay using the insurance or not.

expand iconCan pregnant women get piles?

Yes. Pregnant women are more prone to piles as their pelvic region is constantly under pressure. Other reasons why women get piles during pregnancy are increased blood volume, changing hormones, constipation, and excessive pressure on the veins near anus.

expand iconWhat are the different payment options for piles surgery at Pristyn Care?

Pristyn Care has multiple payment options and we accept both debit and credit cards of major banks. We also offer finance options in the form of cashless payment and zero cost EMI so that the patient can pay for piles surgery in a flexible way.

expand iconWhat are the post-surgery care tips after piles treatment?

After piles surgery, you can follow the tips below for faster recovery: ||Eat a fiber-rich diet and drink plenty of water. ||Avoid sitting for long hours. ||Take sitz bath and keep the anal region clean. ||Avoid straining during bowels. ||Avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise. ||Take stool softener or laxatives for smooth bowels, if necessary.

expand iconHow to prepare for laser piles surgery?

To prepare for laser piles surgery, the doctor will prescribe stool softeners or laxatives to ensure that your bowels are empty before the surgery. If you are taking blood thinners or blood pressure medications, you will have to stop taking those medicines prior to the surgery.

expand iconHow to prevent piles from developing?

To prevent piles from developing and to reduce the symptoms, you can follow the tips below- ||Eat fiber-rich diet or fiber supplements to prevent constipation. ||Drink enough water or fluids to keep the body hydrated. ||Do not delay going to the bathroom when you feel the urge to pass stools. ||Avoid straining during bowel movements and sitting for long periods. ||Exercise daily to encourage bowel movements. ||These habits will be helpful to prevent piles.

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expand iconWhat does Pristyn Care offer for piles treatment?

Pristyn Care offers an assisted surgical experience to the patients for piles treatment. You will get a dedicated care-buddy, discounts on diagnostic tests, a single deluxe room for hospital stay, free pick and drop service, multiple payment options, and free post-surgery follow-ups. All these services allow us to make the treatment a comfortable and hassle-free experience for the patients.

expand iconDoes Pristyn Care provide follow-ups after surgery?
expand iconDoes Pristyn Care provide cab facility?
expand iconHow long will it take to recover after laser piles surgery?

Laser piles surgery is a non-invasive method that doesn’t involve cuts, stitches, or scars. Hence, the recovery doesn’t take much long. You can recover completely within 2-7 days after undergoing laser piles surgery.

expand iconWhen can I resume daily activities after laser surgery?
expand iconWhat are the chances of disease recurrence after laser surgery?

The exposure to laser energy during the procedure will promote faster healing. It will allow the patient to recover faster and the chances of relapse or recurrence become almost negligible.

expand iconWhat restrictions does laser piles surgery pose?

Laser piles surgery has no restrictions. However, the doctor may suggest a recovery plan to ensure that you don’t eat food items that can make you susceptible to piles again.

expand iconCan piles burst?

Yes. Piles can become thrombosed as blood clots start to form inside the veins. If the pressure inside the blood clots increases excessively, there is a possibility that the clot will burst and you will experience heavy bleeding for a maximum of 10 minutes. If the bleeding lasts for more than 10 minutes, you should see a doctor to rule out the possibility of other underlying diseases.

expand iconIs piles life-threatening?
expand iconCan piles cause cancer?
expand iconWhat happens if piles are left untreated?
expand iconCan internal piles become thrombosed?
expand iconIs laser piles surgery safe/effective?

Yes. Laser piles surgery is safer and effective as compared to the conventional treatment methods. It is a non-invasive and painless method that has a higher success rate than any other type of treatment as the laser beam can be controlled precisely.

expand iconIs surgery needed for piles of all grades?

No. Surgery is not necessary to treat piles of all grades. The grade 1 and 2 piles have mild symptoms that can be controlled and managed using home remedies or topical creams. However, for grade 3, 4, and external piles, you are more likely to need surgical treatment to cure the disease.

expand iconWhat is the success rate of piles surgery with Pristyn Care?

The success rate of piles surgery with Pristyn Care is more than 90% as we employ the modern laser technology that is precise and has fewer risks and complications associated with the procedure.

expand iconIs laser piles surgery painful?

No. Laser piles surgery is not painful as it is carried out under anesthesia (either general or local). The patient doesn’t feel pain in the anal region during the surgery. And the pain caused by piles also disappears shortly after surgery.