Staple Away Your Hemorrhoids With PPH Hemorrhoidectomy

When your condition is very serious, and other treatments fail, you may need a PPH hemorrhoidectomy.

Hemorrhoids are a very common affliction that affect a large majority of the population. Millions of people get them each year. While some cases are mild and easily treatable with home remedies or over-the-counter medications, others can develop into really serious cases that are characterized by intense pain and discomfort, swelling, inflammation and bleeding. For these cases, doctors recommended surgical procedures to correct them.

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Your doctor will determine the severity of your condition by how much your hemorrhoids have prolapsed. He or she will then determine if a PPH hemorrhoidectomy is necessary.

Prolapsed hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels that have blossomed out of the rectum. Sometimes your sphincter muscles can spasm during a bowel movement and this can cause the prolapsed hemorrhoid to get trapped outside the rectum entrance. This cuts the blood supply to this swollen blood vessel, resulting in what is called a "strangulated" hemorrhoid.

Some of the surgical procedures that are performed on these kinds of severe hemorrhoid cases include ligation, laser treatment and the PPH hemorrhoidectomy. This is one of the most opted for procedures for eliminating hemorrhoids. It involves the surgeon removing the hemorrhoid using circular staples to lessen the prolapsed size of the hemorrhoid.

This procedure will allow you to return to your regular day-to-day activities after a speedy recovery time. While there are still some side effects that are common with most surgical procedures, such as staples carried away with your stools, or some fluid leakage, the PPH hemorrhoidectomy is still effective for people who have tried all the standard home remedies and over-the-counter medications, but have not found any relief for their condition.