Diagnosis of Piles | How are Piles diagnosed ?
Learn about Diagnosis of Piles and Procedures followed to Diagnose Piles or Hemorrhoids; External inspection, Digital rectal examination, Anoscope and …
Hello i'm Dr Jimmy Douglas and in this video
we will understand how piles are diagnosed
and what to expect when you consult
your doctor. Let's get started
Your detailed medical history would be taken
along with your eating and bowel habits.
External hemorrhoids are easily seen on
inspection and your doctor will examine the
area surrounding your anus to see for any lumps or
any prolapsing internal hemorrhoids or skin tags.
External inspection gives a
clue to many other disorders
such as fistulas tracts and fissures
and to rule out other diseases.
Your doctor may do a digital rectal examination
with the patient lying in the left lateral
position. here a gloved and lubricated finger is
inserted in the anus to look out for any small
lumps and to feel the tone of the muscles. The tip
of the finger is very sensitive and it can detect
very small lumps, it goes inside for about the
length of the finger that is around 10 centimeters
and this procedure is not painful other procedures
your doctor may do for internal hemorrhoids are,
Anoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy when your doctor
wants to see the lining of your inner canal
and the lower part of your rectum they use
Anoscope, it is done in the doctor's clinic and
the patient would be awake during the procedure.
In sigmoidoscopy your doctor uses proctoscope to
view the lining of the rectum and the lower Colon.
These tests are often done to investigate symptoms
such as lower abdominal pain, blood & Pus
from the stools, bleeding from the rectum,
chronic diarrhoea and constipation. Now click
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