August 21, 2018
More than 80% of us will suffer from haemorrhoids at some point in our lives however many people find the condition embarrassing to talk about.
Haemorrhoids can be very painful and it’s important that if you do suffer with the condition that you look to have them treated. Below are some frequently asked questions but if you would like to book a consultation to discuss your condition please call The Whiteley Clinic on 0330 058 1850.
What Are Haemorrhoids?
Haemorrhoids are swollen veins and muscles around the anus or in the anal canal. They are associated with increased pressure in the blood vessels in and around the anus. This can cause the blood vessels to become swollen and inflamed.
What Are The Symptoms?
Haemorrhoids don’t always cause pain or symptoms. If you do have symptoms, they can include:
• Bleeding when you have a bowel movement
• A lump in or around your anus
• A slimy discharge of mucus from your anus, or leaking faeces
• A feeling that your bowels haven’t emptied completely
• Itchy or sore skin around your anus
• Pain and discomfort after a bowel movement (if you have external piles)
What Are The Causes?
There are many different reasons people develop Haemorrhoids and no one specific event will lead to the certainty of Haemorrhoids forming, however there are many different factors which can greatly increase the risk.
Some of the causes include:
• Old age
• Chronic diarrhoea or constipation
How are Haemorrhoids treated at The Whiteley Clinic?
At The Whiteley Clinic we offer the revolutionary Rafaelo Procedure to treat Haemorrhoids. The Rafaelo Procedure is a safe and effective treatment for internal haemorrhoids, using the established technology of radio frequency ablation, it gets to the root cause of the condition.
The Rafaelo Procedure often only takes one 15 minute treatment session and requires minimal post-operative after-care. It is a walk-in walk-out procedure meaning there is no need for long hospital stays and patients can get back to their normally daily activities very soon after treatment. Symptoms should also improve almost immediately.
For more information and to book a consultation call The Whiteley Clinic today on 0330 058 1850.