"If you have hemorrhoids, is surgery necessary?" "Can conservative medical treatment cure hemorrhoids?" "Under what circumstances do hemorrhoids need surgery?"
Regarding the treatment of hemorrhoids, a foreign scholar concluded at a seminar on hemorrhoids in 1980: "Do not treat symptoms without anal signs, and do not treat anal signs without symptoms." Anal signs refer to the local examination of the anus and there is no change in hemorrhoids. Symptoms include blood in the stool, prolapse, wet anus, itching and pain in the anus. The meaning of this passage is that only when the symptoms and anal signs are present at the same time can there be therapeutic significance.
It is generally believed that hemorrhoids have only local signs and do not require immediate treatment, but it is still very beneficial to treat hemorrhoids as soon as possible when clinical symptoms appear. If hemorrhoids bleed, untreated for a long time will lead to pernicious anemia, causing serious damage to the body; if hemorrhoids prolapse, if not treated in time, hemorrhoids prolapse and incarceration and necrosis are likely to occur, not only painful, but also causing hemorrhage. Therefore, once the symptoms of bloody stool or prolapse or pain appear, you must seek medical attention as soon as possible. Early internal hemorrhoids can be relieved by drugs, but they cannot be cured. Surgical treatment is necessary for long-term blood in the stool and prolapse.