The diagnosis of hemorrhoids may include a digital rectal exam where a specialist inserts a gloved lubricated finger into the rectum to find out the grade of piles. The specialist can also ask for the sigmoidoscopy test where the test doctor inserts a small fiber-optic camera into the rectum. Furthermore, a specialist can easily diagnose external hemorrhoids by just looking at the anal area. A doctor may also perform a Digital Rectal Examination (DRE).
Laser treatment for piles is on the rise since this procedure ensures minimal pain and discomfort. In addition to treating piles, this procedure alleviates the discomfort caused by piles such as prolapse, bleeding, and pain.
Hemorrhoidectomy: Surgery to remove hemorrhoids is called haemorrhoidectomy. During haemorrhoidectomy, the doctor makes incisions around the anus to cut away the hemorrhoids. This is generally an outpatient procedure, and patients usually go home the same day. Surgery relieves the pain, swelling, bleeding, and itching caused by hemorrhoids. However, one should expect pain post-surgery since the incisions are made in a highly sensitive area.
Stapled hemorrhoidectomy: This is a minimally invasive procedure to treat hemorrhoids and/or prolapse, a condition in which the hemorrhoids or anal tissue slips down out of the anal canal. During this procedure, a stapler-like device is used to reposition the hemorrhoids and cut off their blood supply. Without blood, the hemorrhoids eventually shrink and die. This procedure causes much less pain and faster recovery compared to traditional haemorrhoidectomy.
Laser Treatment: Precise laser beam is used to burn or shrink the hemorrhoid tissues. The process is painless and has a fast recovery.