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How are bleeding piles treated?

Gastroenterology Colorectal Surgery Health & Fitness

I started noticing that the piles I got after giving birth would bleed a little if I wiped too hard. Over the last few weeks, there were 2 occasions when I bled a lot. I want to get it checked and treated. Please advise.

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Although bleeding from piles are common, not all bleeding from the anus are due to piles. Bleeding which is fresh on toilet paper or dripping suggest the source being close to the anus with piles being one of the commonest cause. Other conditions with fresh bleeding include anal fissure and rectal ulcers. Blood clots or altered blood, on the other hand, suggest a bleeding source higher up.

Regardless of the actual reason, persistent bleeding or significant bleeding requires assessment and possibly treatment. A proctoscopy examination at your family clinic may be necessary to make a firm diagnosis of piles.

Rubber band ligation can also be done at the same setting to treat your bleeding if internal piles are found. Depending on your age, a colonoscopy may also be recommended to exclude bleeding from other causes such as polyp or diverticular disease.

- Dr Quan

0 160 views 17 Dec 2018

Thank you Yvonne for asking this interesting question.

It is quite common to have piles problem especially before and after delivery. But there could be other causes for the bleeding as well.

Most of the time, it would improve greatly a month after delivery.

Trying to soften your stools by taking laxatives and more fluids would help as well.

You could see a GP to have it examined to see if your piles require surgery. Most piles do not require surgery to treat. 

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