MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Hyderabad
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A patient suffering from piles have
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Hemorrhoids (piles) are enlarged or swollen blood vessels in or around the anus and rectum. While the exact cause of piles is unknown, it is believed that numerous factors may trigger piles. They may include straining during the bowel movement, constipation, obesity, pregnancy, or chronic diarrhea. Piles may not display any significant symptoms in many people.
Piles affect what percentage of the population at some points in their lives?
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Data suggests that piles or hemorrhoids will affect 50 to 65 percent of people at least once during their lifetime. Piles are more commonly prevalent in pregnant women and people aged between 45 and 65 years. Males, as well as females, are affected by piles with almost equal frequency. It is more commonly prevalent in a wealthy population.
Which of the following is false regarding piles?
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People think that eating hot and spicy food items may aggravate piles and itching or may lead to rectal bleeding. But the hot and spicy food itself does not cause piles. However, spicy food may upset the stomach, which may intensify the problem of piles.
There are two types of piles. They are:
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Piles are classified according to their location. They may occur inside or outside the anus, and hence classified as internal and external. Internal piles are usually painless; however, they can protrude outside the body and become itchy and painful. External piles are usually painful and swollen but they are less prevalent.
Which of the following method is recommended to ease the discomfort caused by piles
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To manage the symptoms of piles, patients are advised to consume diet which includes fiber or fiber supplements, increase their intake of oral fluids to prevent dehydration, apply petroleum jelly, take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and apply topical agents and suppositories available for the treatment of piles.