Stapled Haemorrhoidectomy

Many individuals around the globe will suffer from haemorrhoids at some stage in their lives, particularly as they get older. Haemorrhoids – swollen veins in the anal or rectal area – occur when too much strain is placed on haemorrhoidal cushions, causing them to become inflamed, swell, and sometimes even bleed. In most cases, haemorrhoids […]

Which conditions share symptoms with haemorrhoids?

Haemorrhoids are a common condition affecting numerous people around the world every year. Also known as ‘piles’, haemorrhoids are thought to impact the lives of up to 75 per cent of people living in the United States alone, for example, with adults aged between 45 and 65 most often affected by it. The condition can […]

Another satisfied patient

“I had the Rafaelo Procedure in March. I have had painful haemorrhoids for over 30 years after the birth of my 2nd child. I had exhausted the NHS options available and decided to pay for this treatment. It was absolutely amazing, no pain, during or after. Two months later they have totally gone and this has made a massive difference to me. […]

Which essential oils can I use for haemorrhoids?

Haemorrhoids Haemorrhoids are a pain in the backside (literally). They occur when veins in the rectum and anus come under strain and swell, creating itchy lumps that can cause constant irritation. They can even bleed, which can be alarming for those who suffer from them. Haemorrhoids can appear internally (in the rectum) or externally. A […]

What is the best haemorrhoid treatment?

Whilst many treatments exist, there seems to be a pattern emerging amongst notable surgeons that The Rafaelo Procedure is a safe and reliable treatment for all grades of internal haemorrhoids. If you suffer from irregular albeit repeating, symptoms of haemorrhoids, such as itching, bleeding, pain and/or mucus discharge, your GP will likely suggest a change […]

What kind of fibre should I eat when I have haemorrhoids?

One of the most common pieces of advice you’ll receive if you have haemorrhoids (or want to avoid getting them) is “eat more fibre.” It’s actually pretty good advice to get for life in general, of course. However, in the case of haemorrhoids, are all kinds of fibre good for you? And why should you […]

Can you pop a haemorrhoid?

It may not be the first thing that crosses your mind, but others have certainly tried it. The question is, can you actually pop a haemorrhoid? If you can, should you? And if you do pop it, what happens? Let’s find out.   Can you pop a haemorrhoid? Haemorrhoids, which are also known as piles, […]

Colon Cancer or Haemorrhoids?

If you happen to find blood in your stool, your mind will most likely jump straight to the most obvious conclusion: I have haemorrhoids. And in most cases, you would be right. However rectal bleeding is also a symptom of several much more serious diseases, including colon cancer. If blood appears in your stool, you […]

Non-Surgical Haemorrhoid Treatment types explained

A wide variety of haemorrhoids treatments exist (many of which we’ve already discussed in detail), but what exactly do we mean when we use the phrase ‘topical anaesthetics’, for instance? Let’s break down what each form of haemorrhoid treatment actually is.   Fibre supplements Fibre supplements, first of all, are a subgroup of dietary fibre […]

What is Sclerotherapy treatment for Haemorrhoids?

Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical treatment in which a doctor will inject a solution called sclerosant directly into blood vessels, causing irritation that makes the vessel swell. That swelling leads to blood flow to the vessel being cut off, which results in it shrinking in size. It is most often used to treat varicose veins (or […]

What is a Haemorrhoidectomy?

A haemorrhoidectomy is a surgical operation performed to remove severe haemorrhoids (internal or external) from sufferers. It is considered the most effective form of surgery aimed at haemorrhoid removal, though it also comes with the highest rate of complications.   Procedure There are several forms of haemorrhoidectomies available to patient which a doctor may recommend. […]

Rubber Band Ligation

Rubber Band Ligation (RBL) is a common treatment for haemorrhoids. It can be used to tackle lower grade haemorrhoids, and can be performed by a doctor using a variety of devices. RBL is one of the most common surgical options for haemorrhoids treatment as the risk of pain is significantly lower than with more invasive […]

The Rafaelo Procedure

As many as three quarters of people around the world will suffer from haemorrhoids are some point in their lives. A wide variety of treatments and procedures exist to help individuals deal with and recover from them, with different levels of success. Many treatments can be administered at home, but some require the intervention of […]

Six ways to help cope with haemorrhoids

Haemorrhoids are a very common problem for many around the world. They occur when veins in the rectum and anus swell, creating itchy, painful lumps which can go on to bleed if left unchecked. They can appear internally (rectum) or externally (anus). Those who are obese, pregnant, lead a sedentary lifestyle or already suffer from […]

Prolapsed haemorrhoids

Haemorrhoids appear when veins in the rectum and anus come under strain and swell, producing lumps that can be itchy, painful, and can even bleed in certain circumstances. Haemorrhoids can be internal or external.   Prolapsed haemorrhoids When an internal haemorrhoid in the anus bulges out into the rectum it becomes a prolapsed haemorrhoid. These […]

What is the latest treatment for haemorrhoids?

If you suffer from irregular albeit repeating, symptoms of haemorrhoids, such as itching, bleeding, pain and/or mucus discharge, your GP will likely suggest a change in your diet (an increase in fibre intake) in order to put less pressure on your sphincter and surrounding tissue when trying to pass stools. This will reduce the likelihood […]

How long do haemorrhoids last?

This is another very common question regarding haemorrhoids – it is, however, also one of the most difficult to answer. The severity and duration of haemorrhoids is largely dependent on the individual in question, especially in terms of their health, age, gender and lifestyle. For some, haemorrhoids can largely be dealt with within a matter […]

Can haemorrhoids kill you?

Haemorrhoids occur when blood vessels in the rectum and anus come under pressure and swell, causing irritation and inflammation. They can appear inside the rectum as internal haemorrhoids or under the skin around the anus as external haemorrhoids. The symptoms of haemorrhoids can be very disconcerting, and a common question regarding them crops up time […]

What not to do when you have haemorrhoids

Haemorrhoids are a common problem that many people suffer from each year – they are, however, not usually a serious issue and can be treated at home or by a doctor. Unfortunately, many people frequently make their condition worse by doing things that only aggravate their haemorrhoids further, sometimes resulting in more extensive treatment being […]

Common questions about Haemorrhoids

Haemorrhoids are a common problem for many around the world every year. They flare up quickly and can cause a great deal of discomfort, but they’re not life-threatening and normally clear up of their own accord. The symptoms they produce can be alarming, however. So with haemorrhoid sufferers constantly searching for answers online to put […]

Haemorrhoid Myths

Most people have heard of haemorrhoids, and many may even have a fairly good understanding of what they actually are. They are, unfortunately, a very common problem around the world, with many individuals suffering from them – in fact, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) claim that 10.4 million people […]

Why do Haemorrhoids bleed and how can I stop it?

  Haemorrhoids Also known as piles, haemorrhoids occur when veins in your rectum or anus become inflamed and swell as result of increased pressure being exerted on them, usually when someone has constipation or diarrhoea. Sufferers can develop either internal (within the rectum) or external haemorrhoids (under the skin around the anus). All types of […]

What to eat when you have haemorrhoids

Haemorrhoids Haemorrhoids are a common problem for many throughout the world. They can be painful and are likely to itch profusely, but they usually clear up on their own without medical intervention. They flare up when blood vessels in the rectum and anus are put under pressure, manifesting as lumps in and around the rectum […]

How to stop haemorrhoids from itching

Haemorrhoids are a common issue for many people, especially as they get older. They occur when blood vessels in the anus and rectum are put under pressure because of too much straining during a bowel movement, causing painful lumps to appear. These haemorrhoid lumps can be very uncomfortable and itchy for those suffering from the […]

Treating haemorrhoids at home

Haemorrhoids Haemorrhoids, or piles, are a common problem for people throughout the world. They occur when veins in the anus and rectum swell, causing discomfort, itchiness and sometimes discharge of fluids, including blood. Though haemorrhoids typically clear up on their own in a relatively-short time and don’t always necessitate a visit to the doctor, they’re […]

Can haemorrhoids be caused by pregnancy?

Haemorrhoids, which are often known as piles, are a common but frustrating ailment. They often flare up in older people or during pregnancy, though anyone can get them at any time, and sometimes necessitate a visit to the doctor. If you’ve never had them before, you may be alarmed by the symptoms that accompany their […]

How 20 years of torment from piles was ended by a ten-minute operation: Patient says the day after the surgery ‘felt like a dream’

Three-quarters of people suffer from piles or haemorrhoids at some stage Now a simple procedure under local anaesthetic could end their misery Mother-of-two Dharmistha Patel, was one of the first to get this done…  By MATTHEW BARBOUR FOR THE DAILY MAIL PUBLISHED: 22:39, 31 October 2016 | UPDATED: 18:44, 3 November 2016 Three-quarters of us suffer from piles or haemorrhoids […]