Hemorrhoids may develop as a result of repeated straining during bowel movements or chronic constipation or diarrhea.
What are the symptoms of hemorrhoids?
The following are the most common symptoms of hemorrhoids. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:
Bright red blood present on the stool, toilet paper or in the toilet bowl
Irritation and pain around the anus
Swelling or a hard lump around the anus
The symptoms of hemorrhoids may resemble other medical conditions or problems. Always consult your child’s doctor for a diagnosis.
How are hemorrhoids diagnosed?
The presence of blood in the stool can be indicative of other digestive disorders, including colorectal cancer, so thorough evaluation and proper diagnosis is important.
Diagnosing hemorrhoids may include:
Physical examination. This is done to check the anus and rectum and look for swollen blood vessels that indicate hemorrhoids.
Digital rectum examination (DRE). The doctor inserts a gloved, lubricated finger into the rectum to check for abnormalities.
Anoscopy. A hollow, lighted tube useful for viewing internal hemorrhoids is inserted into the anus.
Proctoscopy. A lighted tube, which allows the doctor to completely examine the entire rectum, is inserted into the anus.
Sigmoidoscopy. A diagnostic procedure that allows the doctor to examine the inside of a portion of the large intestine, and is helpful in identifying the causes of diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, abnormal growths, and bleeding. A short, flexible, lighted tube, called a sigmoidoscope, is inserted into the intestine through the rectum. The scope blows air into the intestine to inflate it and make viewing the inside easier.
Colonoscopy. A procedure that allows the doctor to view the entire length of the large intestine, and can often help identify abnormal growths, inflamed tissue, ulcers, and bleeding. It involves inserting a colonoscope, a long, flexible, lighted tube, in through the rectum up into the colon. The colonoscope allows the doctor to see the lining of the colon, remove tissue for further examination, and possibly treat some problems that are discovered. Learn more about colonoscopy.
What is the treatment for hemorrhoids?
Specific treatment for hemorrhoids will be determined by your child’s doctor, based on:
The child’s age, overall health and medical history
Extent of the condition
The child’s tolerance of specific medicines, procedures or therapies
Expectations for the course of the condition
The family’s opinion or preference.
Medical treatment of hemorrhoids is aimed at relieving symptoms and may include the following:
Sitting in plain, warm water in the tub several times a day
Ice packs to reduce swelling
Application of hemorrhoidal creams or suppositories.
Your child’s physician may also recommend increasing fiber, fluids or laxatives to soften stools. A softer stool lessens pressure on hemorrhoids caused by straining. Good sources of fiber include fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Bulk stool softeners or fiber supplements, such as psyllium (Metamucil) or methylcellulose (Citrucel), may also be recommended.
In some cases, it is necessary to treat hemorrhoids surgically. Several surgical techniques are used to remove or reduce internal and external hemorrhoids. These include the following:
Rubber band ligation. A rubber band is placed around the base of the hemorrhoid inside the rectum to cut off circulation to the hemorrhoid. The hemorrhoid then gradually shrinks and withers away within a few days.
Sclerotherapy. A chemical solution is injected around the blood vessel to shrink the hemorrhoid.
Electrical or laser coagulation or infrared photo coagulation. Techniques that use special devices to burn hemorrhoidal tissue.
Hemorrhoidectomy. A surgical procedure that permanently removes the hemorrhoids.
Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention
Piles is a medical condition where the veins of the anal region swell and inflame. This can be inside or outside the anal region and are known as internal or external piles respectively. When it is very discomforting for elders, it is definitely unbearable for children. Let us see how to deal with piles in kids.
A parent came to the clinic with a 3-year old child complaining about rectal bleeding. He came and asked, “Does my child have piles?” The child was toilet training and had constipation. His mother noticed that he had some blood in the stool on the tissue while cleaning.
The doctor physically diagnosed the child and suggested home remedies to treat constipation. He said piles in children is a very common problem. He also explained to the parents about how to give a sitz bath if the child experiences pain. They had several doubts about their child going through this situation. Let us know what are the frequently asked questions by parents when their child suffers from piles.
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What causes piles in children?
Sitting on the toilet seat for more than 10 minutes may lead to blood stagnation in the pelvic area and collection of blood which may give rise to piles.
If the child sits on the hard surface for a long period of time.
Children may strain while passing stool either due to constipation or digestion problems. The digestive disorder can be one of the reasons for piles in children.
Make your child eat healthily. Not eating healthy and not drinking enough water can lead to constipation.
Although there is no scientific proof, piles can be hereditary.
Some kids throw tantrums and tend to cry a lot. Intense stress and crying make the blood rush to the pelvic region which further results in piles.
If the large intestine gets infected, it can aggravate the rectal area. This can lead to the formation of piles.
If there is any tumor in the colon, it can lead to piles in children.
What are the Symptoms of Piles in Children?
If your child has piles, he or she may have the following symptoms:
A lump of mass around the anus
Rectal bleeding, itching and pain or discomfort in the anal region
Blood in stool
There may be sticky mucus-like substance while defecation that results in itching in or around the anus
Child fears about going to the washroom
How to diagnose piles in kids?
Doctors usually do a physical examination of the anus or by conducting an internal anal exam. Since internal piles are soft and cannot be instantly diagnosed as piles, a doctor may use an anoscope or any other instrument that allows him to take a look inside the anus of the child. If the condition is severe, a doctor may examine the entire colon tract through colonoscopy.
How to Prevent Piles in Kids?
Make him/her move, dance or exercise
Give your child a high-fiber diet
Make your child squat on the toilet seat in the Indian way to ease bowel movements
Make sure your child drinks enough water
Increase dairy products to normalize the digestive system
Limit your child’s screen time, engage more in physical activity
Home remedies to treat piles in children
Here are some home remedies for piles that aim at relieving symptoms of piles in children:
Sitting in warm water a few times in a day can provide relief from pain to your child.
If there is any swelling in the anal region due to piles, ice pack can bring comfort.
You must consult a doctor to know the right ointment or piles cream for your child.
If constipation is a problem, then along with dietary changes you can also consult a doctor for laxatives or stool softeners for your child. If the natural fibers are not effective in treating piles, then fiber supplements may be a good option. Consult a doctor and do not decide this on your own.
Well, if the child is breastfed, constipation is unlikely in your child. It may happen because of formula milk. Also, children generally respond to these treatments. Consult a pediatrician or a general physician for alternate treatment options if further symptoms exist.
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the first signs of hemorrhoids in a child and how to treat it
There is an opinion that only adults or even elderly people suffer from hemorrhoids. In fact, this very unpleasant disease can develop at any age. In some cases, a hemorrhoid nodule is formed in childhood, causing pain and discomfort to the baby. And two types of disease are distinguished:
Internal type. The bumps are located in the rectum and fall out of the anus after defecation.
External type. Hemorrhoids appear around the anus.
The main thing a parent should do in case of finding such bumps in a child is to seek medical help. Self-treatment can only aggravate the course of the disease, provoke blood loss or cause dangerous complications.
Hemorrhoids in a child: causes
Hemorrhoidal disease occurs in children of different ages, including those under 1 year old. The negative factors that provoke the development of the disease include:
Improper nutrition. Often due to an unbalanced diet, the intestinal microflora is disturbed. Due to a violation in the nutrition system, the feces become harder, which increases blood flow to the vessels of the anus.
Prolonged constipation. This provokes an increase and damage to the hemorrhoids.
Constant crying. Crying for a long time raises pressure inside the abdominal cavity, which causes problems with bowel movements.
Congenital pathology of hemorrhoidal vessels. Pathology is rare.
In older children, including teenagers, a sedentary lifestyle is usually the main cause of hemorrhoids. The number of children with this disease is only increasing. This is due to the fact that many teenagers spend their time not playing on the street, but sitting at a computer or phone. Therefore, the task of parents is to make sure that the child moves as much as possible and does not sit too long in one place.
The first signs of hemorrhoids in children
For a long time, even the most observant parent may not be aware of health problems in their child. The fact is that hemorrhoids do not manifest themselves for a long time, which is why there is no clinical picture. At the first stage of the development of the disease, the baby experiences some discomfort and minor pain that appears during bowel movements. And hemorrhoids are noticeable only with the external type of the disease. Pronounced symptoms appear at stages 2-3 of the development of the disease. The child has the following symptoms:
Itching in the anus;
Crying for no apparent reason;
There are traces of blood in the stool;
There is redness and induration around the anus;
Pain during bowel movements;
Enlargement and dropping of nodes that refuel on their own.
In the third stage, the nodules fall out of the anus and do not refill themselves. If you do not carry out treatment, the situation will only worsen. In the fourth stage, there is a constant prolapse of bleeding nodes. This causes severe pain. In order not to bring to this, you need to monitor the health of the baby and, in case of the slightest suspicion, consult a doctor.
How is hemorrhoids diagnosed in a child? As a rule, to make a correct diagnosis, the doctor interviews the parents and examines the little patient. To clarify the severity of the course of the disease, the following procedures are prescribed: examination of feces, laboratory blood tests, sigmoidoscopy to study the anus mucosa, palpation of the posterior canal.
Hemorrhoids in children: the dangers of the lack of treatment
Lack of adequate treatment of hemorrhoids in children exacerbates the course of the disease. This causes the following effects:
Swelling and inflammation occur in the anus. Because of this, the patient constantly experiences severe pain.
Profuse bleeding resulting in a decrease in blood pressure.
Pinching of hemorrhoids, which can cause the death of adjacent tissues.
Purulent and inflammatory process in the area of the rectum.
In order not to bring the child to such a state, professional treatment is necessary. If you self-medicate, then there can be terrible consequences. Including there is a risk of sepsis. To do this, please contact our medical center. For the treatment of hemorrhoids in children, we use modern techniques and expensive equipment.
How to treat hemorrhoids in children?
After a thorough examination and diagnosis, the doctor prescribes the optimal treatment. One of the methods of treatment in our clinic is laser removal of hemorrhoids. This is a safe and painless procedure that allows you to get rid of the disease and return to a normal lifestyle. The procedure is performed in less than one hour, while the patient does not require a long recovery.
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I am a surgeon-proctologist with more than 17 years of experience in Nikolaev. I mainly specialize in the treatment of numerous diseases of the rectum and pararectal region. People come to me for treatment of such diseases as: hemorrhoids, fissures and polyps of the anal canal, fistulas, abscesses of the epithelial coccygeal passage and acute paraproctitis, cicatricial structure of the anal canal. I work as the head of the proctology department of the city hospital No. 3 in Nikolaev (oaks). We provide highly specialized proctological assistance to residents of the city and region. As a proctologist, I have mastered minimally invasive techniques, including: laser treatment of hemorrhoids in Nikolaev, sutureless hemorrhoidectomy and other operations using biological tissue welding, which often allows me to avoid inpatient treatment or significantly reduce the length of the patient's stay in the hospital and speed up the return to normal lifestyle.
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Polypes in the rectum
Discomfort and blood Sensation of a foreign body
Presence of a fistula Periodic discharge of pus Irritation of the skin in the perineum Pain in the pararectal region
Acute pain in the anal canal Redness and swelling of tissues Fever Sleep and urination disorders
Anal discomfort Itching in the anal canal Bleeding during defecation Prolapse of knots
Diagnosis can only be made by a doctor!
If you have any questions - before asking me, please read this section. Here I collect the most frequent and answers to them.
How does a proctologist examine?
Inspection of the perianal region and anal canal, digital examination and anoscopy (if there is no severe pain).
How to prepare for an appointment with a proctologist?
For the initial intake, it is enough to give a cleansing enema with a small amount of water at room temperature.
Is surgery necessary for hemorrhoids?
The need for surgical treatment is determined after examination by a proctologist.
Is there bleeding after hemorrhoid surgery?
In the early postoperative period, moderate bleeding during defecation is possible.
What is dangerous fistula of the rectum?
The presence of fistulous passages can cause a lot of complications and provoke the occurrence of other diseases in the flesh before the development of neoplasms.
Can chronic anal fissure be cured?
In chronic anal fissure with borderline tubercles, surgical treatment is indicated.
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Proctologist - a specialist in "delicate" problems. Proctologist Nikolaev is engaged in diagnosing and treating any non-communicable diseases, pathologies of the rectum, anus and perianal area.
Proctologist who treats:
Various inflammations, colitis;
Diverticulosis - protrusion of the large intestine;
Paraproctitis - purulent inflammation;
Crohn's disease - the disease affects all layers of the intestinal wall, is characterized by the appearance of numerous neoplasms.
Inflammatory diseases of the pararectal region;
Benign and malignant neoplasms.
A good proctologist in Nikolaev.
Doctor proctologist must be a specialist in two areas of medicine:
Therapeutic Diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory diseases.
Surgical Responsible for surgical interventions in the event of neoplasms, anal fissures, paraproctitis. An experienced surgeon, proctologist Ryabets Dmitry Nikolaevich, will help you get rid of any “acute” problems forever.
According to the latest medical research, almost 70% of people turn to a proctologist in Nikolaev with a problem of hemorrhoids, another 30% are patients who suffer from cracks and protrusion of the rectum.
Most patients are embarrassed to address such an "inconvenient" problem to doctors and seek professional help only when serious symptoms or complications occur. The reluctance to go to the doctor of a coloproctologist is primarily due to the discomfort and awkwardness that occurs during a rectal examination. But it is worth remembering that a timely appeal to a specialist will avoid serious complications that will inevitably arise in the absence of proper treatment, and the surgeon will not have to contact a proctologist.
Proctology in Nikolaev. Consultation with a proctologist Nikolaev
Reception is conducted by a proctologist, surgeon of the highest category Dmitry Ryabets. General medical experience of more than 16 years, specializes in the treatment of diseases of the rectum and pararectal region, performs proctological operations of any complexity, is fluent in modern minimally invasive techniques: laser treatment, sutureless hemorrhoidectomy.
Proctological diseases give the patient a lot of inconvenience - it hurts to lie down, sit, walk, and especially to cope with natural needs. Relentless statistics show that most patients could avoid serious complications by seeking medical help in time. Overweight people who lead an inactive lifestyle and practice anal sex need a preventive examination. It is also worth making an appointment for those who have relatives suffering from rectal cancer.
Proctologist Nikolaev, when to contact immediately:
Discomfort, itching in the anus;
Bloody, mucous discharge;
Difficult, painful bowel movements, frequent urge to defecate;
Persistent bloating, pain, constipation;
Tumor, inflammation of the anal area;
Prolapse of the rectum.
How is the consultation?
First of all, the anal doctor assesses the patient's condition and makes an anamnesis of the disease: listens to complaints, examines the rectal zone. If necessary, additional examinations are prescribed - colonoscopy, rectoscopy, irrigoscopy, ultrasound of the abdominal organs. You may also need the results of laboratory tests: complete blood count, bacteriological culture, fecal analysis.
Proctologist in Nikolaev, why shouldn't you be afraid?
In the process of therapy, only painless modern methods of treating proctological diseases are used, after which a long recovery is not required. The patient can return to normal life after 3-5 days.
Diagnosis is carried out on high-quality European medical equipment, which guarantees a minimum of pain and accurate diagnosis.
The doctor individually prescribes treatment for each patient, based on the general state of health, age, complaints and contraindications.