• Piles (Hemorrhoids) Treatment


The primary aim of most of the treatments for Piles is to minimize the pain and itching.

Sitz baths:
  • Lukewarm sitz baths are the most commonly suggested and time-honored mode of treatment for hemorrhoids.
  • Here, the person is made to sit in about three inches of lukewarm water for 15 minutes, multiple times a day, especially after having a bowel movement.
  • This reduces the swelling in the area as well as relaxes the spasm of the anal sphincter muscle.

Dietary Changes:
  • A high-fiber diet is advised in the treatment for Piles. The patient should avoid the intake of processed foods as well as spicy foods.
  • Additionally, the patient should have plenty of fluids (at least 2 litres per day).

Local applications:
  • Application of petroleum jelly can help reduce the pain, swelling and itching.

If symptoms persist or are severe despite these measures, then conventional medical professionals suggest one of the following procedures in treatment for Piles:

  • Internal piles can be treated by injecting it with a solution that creates a scar and shuts off the piles.

  • Rubber-band ligation has also been practiced in treatment for Piles.
  • A special instrument secures a small rubber band around the piles so as to shut off their blood supply.
  • As a result of this, the piles gradually shrivel and fall off on their own within a week or so.

Coagulation or Cauterization:
  • An electric probe, a laser beam, or an infrared light is used to create a small burn that will seal off the end of the piles.
  • Again, this causes them to shrink and fall off. This method is usually used for prolapsed or grade 3 to 4 piles.

  • This is usually reserved for treatment for Piles that are external, too painful or non-responsive to other methods.

Treatment for Piles removal is usually very effective; however, piles tend to recur if the underlying cause is not adequately treated.