Is life sometimes a Pain in the Butt?
It is quite common that at one time or another you may have experienced an itching sensation around your anus or spotted blood in your poo when you have gone to the toilet. Safe to say, both of these symptoms are both uncomfortable and often embarrassing to talk about or explore.
It is important that if you experience these symptoms you get them checked as soon as they present themselves. You could find there is a simple solution to your troubles. What we do know is that if you donâ€™t have it diagnosed, your symptoms will not pass and will very likely worsen.
These symptoms can lead to a number of different things. One of the more common scenarios is grape-like skin tags called Haemorrhoids and Piles.
There are a few ways you can prevent Haemorrhoids and Piles causing you grief. These include:
- Increasing the fibre in your diet
- Drinking lots of water
- Avoiding alcohol and caffeine (weâ€™re sorry!)
- Not delaying going for a poo (the phrase â€˜better out than inâ€™ couldnâ€™t be more accurate here)
- Losing weight and exercising more
If your symptoms persist you may require further action. This is the stage where we would advise you to book an appointment with our Colorectal Specialist. Mr Toby Hammond. He will be able to advise you on the next steps and get you back to normal life.
You may be advised to have a Haemorrhoidectomy. This is a surgical procedure which removes the Haemorrhoid completely. A Haemorrhoidectomy is usually performed under a general anaesthetic as a day case procedure here at Baddow Hospital.
If you have experienced any of the above mentioned symptoms, please donâ€™t suffer in silence. Take the first step to a life which isnâ€™t causing you a pain in the bum.
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