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Your doctor can diagnose haemorrhoids through:
The treatment of haemorrhoids or piles depends on the type and severity of your condition. Make an appointment with our specialists for an accurate diagnosis and start your treatment early.
Your doctor may recommend the following treatments:
These are simple preventative measures to allow regular bowel motions without straining. Examples include increasing your fibre intake and drinking plenty of water.
These are measures to provide relief from itch or pain. They include the use of:
Your doctor may prescribe oral medications to treat haemorrhoids.
A band will be placed around the haemorrhoid, which will cut off the blood circulation to part of the haemorrhoid. This treatment should only be performed by a medical practitioner.
Your doctor will inject a chemical directly into the blood vessel to reduce its size. This is also known as sclerotherapy.
Your doctor may recommend surgery to remove the haemorrhoids. Known as haemorrhoidectomy, this surgery is performed under local, spinal or general anaesthesia.
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