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Indications for Intervention

  • Charles V. Mann

Abstract

It can be said that there are no absolute indications for surgical treatment of haemorrhoids, because haemorrhoids may cause inconvenient or unpleasant symptoms but are not responsible for serious health risks. Indeed, numerous patients make this assessment for themselves by never seeking out a doctor for any relief of their symptoms. Patients are well aware that haemorrhoids are a source of discomfort rather than risk, and are often afraid of medical treatments, which they apprehend to be at least embarrassing and at worst, extremely painful. Also, in certain families which are prone to develop haemorrhoidal disease, they know that recurrence of haemorrhoids after treatment is not uncommon.

Keywords

Faecal Incontinence Rectal Prolapse Anal Fissure Rubber Band Ligation Faecal Soiling 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer-Verlag London 2002

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  • Charles V. Mann

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