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Haemorrhoids

Haemorrhoids, more commonly known as piles, are lumps inside and around your bottom which are swollen blood vessels. They are an extremely common condition that usually get better on their own and cause only mild symptoms.

However, they can sometimes be very uncomfortable and painful with distressing symptoms such as bleeding from your bottom when you go to the toilet.
For haemorrhoids that are not getting better, are causing you a lot of discomfort, or perhaps keep returning, Mr Kukreja can assess your symptoms and perform the right procedure for you to free you from this painful condition.

 

Symptoms of haemorrhoids may include:

  • Pain around your anus
  • Lumps around your anus
  • Itchy bottom
  • Bright red blood that you may notice on the surface of your poo or on your toilet paper after wiping your bottom
  • Feeling like you still need to poo after going to the toilet
  • Mucus on your toilet paper after wiping your bottom

Mr Kukreja has extensive experience in assessing and diagnosing haemorrhoids. You can book an appointment to see Mr Kukreja without a referral.

Appointments are often available within 24-48 hours.

Symptoms of haemorrhoids may include:

  • Pain around your anus
  • Lumps around your anus
  • Itchy bottom
  • Bright red blood that you may notice on the surface of your poo or on your toilet paper after wiping your bottom
  • Feeling like you still need to poo after going to the toilet
  • Mucus on your toilet paper after wiping your bottom

Mr Kukreja has extensive experience in assessing and diagnosing haemorrhoids. You can book an appointment to see Mr Kukreja without a referral.

Appointments are often available within 24-48 hours.

Frequently asked questions

about haemorrhoids

How do I book an appointment?

If you’re enquiring about seeing Mr Kukreja privately for haemorrhoids, you can enquire directly with his medical secretary, who will arrange an appointment as soon as is convenient for you. Mr Kukreja runs clinics across Central and West Kent, and London.

At your appointment, Mr Kukreja will need to examine you but please do not feel embarrassed or anxious about this as he will do everything he can to make you feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible. You can have a chaperone present, usually one of the nursing staff at the hospital, or you are welcome to bring someone with you.

What happens at my initial consultation?

When you arrive at the hospital, one of the friendly reception team will greet you and confirm your details. Mr Kukreja will then meet you in the waiting area and take you into the consulting room for your appointment.  We know haemorrhoids can be embarrassing, but rest assured Mr Kukreja will do everything he can to make you feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible.   If you need an examination, you’re always welcome to have a chaperone present, usually one of the nursing staff at the hospital.   

What scans and tests might I need to diagnose haemorrhoids?

Usually, a visual and physical examination is enough to diagnose haemorrhoids and recommend an appropriate treatment.

What are the treatments for haemorrhoids?

Mr Kukreja will examine you and discuss the best treatment depending on the severity of your haemorrhoids. There are several treatments available.

Rafaelo Procedure
Mr Kukreja is able to perform the highly successful Rafaelo Procedure which uses radiofrequency to significantly reduce and in most cases eliminate problematic haemorrhoids. This procedure is minimally-invasive which means that treatment can be carried out using only local anaesthetic and you can leave hospital the same day. Most patients suffer from very little pain during or after the procedure and can return to daily activities soon after your procedure.

You can find out more about the Rafaelo Procedure on the Rafaelo Website

THD
Transanal Haemorrhoid Dearterialisation (THD) is a minimally invasive procedure that Mr Kukreja may recommend for you. It involves using a proctoscope and a doppler ultrasound to detect where your arteries are. Each of the arteries are gently sutured (stitched) which restricts the supply of blood to your haemorrhoids in order to shrink them. This procedure is virtually painless due to the lack of sensory nerves in this area. You can return to your normal activities very quickly after your procedure.

Haemorrhoidectomy
Mr Kukreja may advise a haemorrhoidectomy if other treatments have failed or your haemorrhoids are large. This involves cutting the haemorrhoids away using electrical cautery which seals the blood vessels to stop bleeding. Any stitches used will dissolve around 7-10 days after the procedure. You will usually be able to go home the same day.

As with all procedures, complications can occur but are rare. Mr Kukreja will discuss these with you but they can include pain, bleeding and infection.