Hemorrhoid generally known as “Piles” is the condition in which the veins of the rectum or anus swell and cause discomfort while bowel movement. Sometimes these grow inside the rectum known as internal hemorrhoids while in some cases these growths slip out of the rectum and cause pain to the patient while sitting and walking. Hemorrhoids may be classified in different categorize depending upon its size, nature, pain and symptoms it shows.
Causes of Hemorrhoids or Piles are not so certain but some factors are inclined to cause Hemorrhoids.
- Family history
- Regular or long term constipation or diarrhea
- Straining during bowel movement
- Keep on sitting for long time
- Lifting weights
The symptoms of hemorrhoids may vary in different patients due to different reasons like age, cause, nature and type of hemorrhoid. But generally following symptoms are seen in the patient suffering from hemorrhoids
- Bleeding while passing stool
- Itching in anus
- Swelling in or around anus
- Painful lump created around anus
- Discomfort while sitting and during bowel movement
Generally Hemorrhoid can be easily diagnosed with the examination of the patient. The symptoms itself are the key to diagnose either patient is suffering from hemorrhoids or not. External problem can be seen with the naked eyes but if the problem is internal and the doctor is unable to diagnose it even after physical examination then next step is some tests and imaging studies.
Digital Rectum Test – doctor may test the rectum of the patient with his finger after covering it with gloves and proper lubrication
Proctoscopy – rectum is examined deep with a hollow tube and a sample is collected to test
Colonoscopy – the colon and intestine are examined with a flexible tube if doctor has a doubt of some serious condition.
Allopathic treatment for Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoid is tried to control with diet and healthy lifestyle most of the time but still there are many options present in allopathic to relieve the patient on urgent basis.
OTC Medicines and Corticosteroids
Many over the counter solutions like ointments, painkillers, creams and steroids are easily available to relieve the symptoms like swelling and redness of the anus.
Laxatives can put at ease the patient while passing stool. Laxatives are suggested in Hemorrhoids if the constipation is the cause root of the problem.
Surgery is suggested if the swollen tissue causes bleeding. The problem area is either removed from the place or stapled to stop the flow of blood.
If blood clot develops inside the Hemorrhoids and causes pain, doctors remove such clot either through drainage or incision.
As a simple solution internal Hemorrhoid is banded around in order to cut supply of blood. In this way the blood clot shrinks and detaches itself.
Homeopathic treatment for Hemorrhoids
Homeopathy can provide the best long-lasting solution for hemorrhoids as all other options available relieve the symptoms only rather a permanent solution. On the other hand patients have to pass through surgical procedure to get rid of the problem. Homeopathic medicine can help great in not only controlling symptoms but also the problem itself as there is a separate medicine for every type of hemorrhoids.
Aloe Socotrina is the best remedy for external tender and sore hemorrhoids that produces burning and sharp pain and constant chilliness in rectum. Aloe Socotrina helps the patient while relieving pain and burning sensations as well as anal fistulas.
When hemorrhoids are projected outwards and causing extreme pain in the anus then the best treatment remedy homeopathy provides is Muriatic acid. These types of hemorrhoids get swollen and result in extreme pain after passing stool. Muriatic acid helps in releasing such pain and control growth of hemorrhoids. Females pass through extreme soreness of hemorrhoids with pain during their menses. Muriatic acid is also best magical remedy for such women.
Sometimes hemorrhoids result in bleeding at high volume, Hamamelis Virginiana is the option in such cases. This medicine helpful in relieving all of the symptoms of extreme case of hemorrhoids like soreness in anus, anal itching, and weakness caused due to bleeding as well as hard stool.
Burning sensation in rectum after passing stool may be one of the possible symptoms of piles. This sensation causes a pain like stretching with knife or cutting with a glass in rectum. Such symptoms of hemorrhoids may be relieved with homeopathic medicine Ratanhia Peruviana effectively and instantly.
Collinsonia Canadensis is the homeopathic medicine for the treatment of piles associated with constipation. Constipation causes difficulty in passing stool as stool becomes hard or lumpy that needs extra exertion on the anus and rectum leading to the pain in rectum and itching in anus. Constipation may give the sensation in the anus like inserting some sharp sticks or contraction. All these symptoms demand for Collinsonia Canadensis as the best remedy.
Merc Sol is the best homeopathic medicine for those suffering from extreme diarrhea. Diarrhea may create the urge of passing stool frequently especially during night time. The stool passed in such cases may have intolerable odor or food lumps as well as burning feelings in the anus. In some cases protrusion of hemorrhoids during passing stool, chilliness, exhaustion and nausea is also seen in patients. Merc Sol is the best option in this case as it can effectively reduce the irritating symptoms.
Hemorrhoids if not treated properly can swell and grow in size. These enlarged hemorrhoids create a hinder in anus while passing stool as the patient needs to pass stool in standing posture while straining hard. The hemorrhoids in this case are too painful, hard and constant to cause problem in standing, sitting and even walking. A continuous pressing pain is felt in anus along with stinging or burning sensations. The patient in aforesaid condition has no option other than Causticum as it is the best way to suppress the painful symptoms the patient suffers from.
Please note that you should NOT use any of these mentioned medicines on your own. We have listed these medicines for educational and information purpose only. Only an experienced homeopathic doctor can suggest you right medicine after looking at your signs and symptoms.