General Info

What are the symptoms?

How to diagnosed hemorrhoids?


Differential diagnoses

Complications of haemorrhoids:

Complications of haemorrhoids:

The treatment of haemorrhoids is generally free of complications. The following complications may nevertheless occasionally occur as a result of the disease itself or in association with the treatment:

  • bleeding from the anus as a result of damage to the rectal mucosa
  • formation of fissures and fistulae in the anal and rectal region (see link)
  • development of a contact allergy as a result of use of topical haemorrhoid products with sensitisation to the ingredients
  • occurrence of irritant anal eczema as a result of frequent use of substances and measures that irritate the skin (e.g. washing with soap)
  • anal venous thromboses may develop after sclerotherapy (see link)
  • anal prolapse may occur with longstanding haemorrhoids (see link)

related information:

New Supplement:

The Diagnosis and Management of Haemorrhoidal Disease from a Global Perspective
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