A cross sectional study of different modalities of haemorrhoids treatment
Author(s): Dr. Sapna T
Abstract: Haemorrhoids, are vascular structures in the anal canal. In their normal state, they are cushions that help with stool control. They become a disease when swollen or inflamed; the unqualified term "haemorrhoid" is often used to refer to the disease. The signs and symptoms of haemorrhoids depend on the type present. Internal haemorrhoids often result in painless, bright red rectal bleeding when defecating. External haemorrhoids often result in pain and swelling in the area of the anus. If bleeding occurs it is usually darker. Symptoms frequently get better after a few days. A skin tag may remain after the healing of an external hemorrhoid . In our study, bleeding per rectum as the chief complaints was seen in 90 cases out of 100 cases selected. On comparing the presenting complaints of the patients our study had bleeding per rectum as the predominant complaint which was present in 90 out of 100 patients, this is comparable with studies by Murie et al.  Arabi and co workers, Marshman D8, David9 Steinberg, in which bleeding per rectum was the most common complaint. Haemorrhoid treatment must be tailored to the severity of disease and the patient's expectation.