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Current perspectives on the pathogenesis and management of haemorrhoids

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R. Dissanayake,

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, LK
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Department of Surgery
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R. Dimithri,

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, LK
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Department of Surgery
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S. L. Seneviratne,

Nawaloka Research and Education Foundation, Colombo, LK
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I. M. de Zoysa

University of Colombo, LK
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Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine
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Abstract

Haemorrhoids are usually asymptomatic, and are considered a disease only if they become symptomatic. The commonest symptoms are rectal bleeding and mucosal prolapse. In the majority of patients, haemorrhoids can be managed conservatively by increasing dietary fibre and fluid intake along with lifestyle modifications. Those with more advanced disease may be managed by sclerotherapy or rubber band ligation. Surgery is reserved for patients with failed medical therapy and for those who have developed complications. This article would discuss the current concepts on the pathogenesis and management of haemorrhoids.

How to Cite: Dissanayake, R., Dimithri, R., Seneviratne, S.L. and de Zoysa, I.M., 2022. Current perspectives on the pathogenesis and management of haemorrhoids. Galle Medical Journal, 27(2), pp.61–67. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/gmj.v27i2.8157
Published on 11 Oct 2022.
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