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Swollen blood vessels when compressed cause piles - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hi Doctor
User :   I would like to ask you doctor today as I have went yesterday to a doctor
User :   I been getting some blood in my stool
User :   so he done for me prostcopy
User :   I think
Doctor :   Ok,
User :   and he said I have piles ..
User :   and he said I need to do a procedure not a surgery
User :   which I am assuming after doing some research it will be banding
Doctor :   ok,
User :   He also asked me to do CBC and Urine Reqular test
User :   which I done it yesterday
User :   I also done approx a month ago CBC
Doctor :   Ok,
User :   as I had sore throat
User :   I got few questions based on my situation
Doctor :   Please proceed
User :   1) is the banding procedure risky or not just need more explantion
User :   2) The blood test that I done a month ago it showed my WBC 11.1
User :   and it says in the result the range as (4.3 - 10.5
User :   )
Doctor :   Its a minor procedure , here the swollen blood vessels ( pile / hemorrhoids ) are compressed
User :   when I did it today my blood count it showed 10.7
User :   but
User :   it says in the result for today the range as 3.6 - 9.6
User :   I am confused isn't all the range for WBC should be the same ??
Doctor :   different labs employ different technique , some do consider wastage factors also
User :   what is wastage factor ??
Doctor :   also depends on the machine used
Doctor :   i mean the cells missed by the machine during counting
User :   ok so I understand from this for the whole month my WBC has been high ???
User :   so what I should do about it
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   WBCs are the sign of infection , there rise in the number will suggest infection in any part of the body , you need to be put on antibiotics
User :   but doctor I been getting sore throat and fever quite a lot .. almost on monthly basis and been taking antibiotics quite a lot ..
User :   maybe in the last 9 months
User :   5 courses of antibiotics
User :   including taking Agmintin 1 g twice
User :   I am getting concerned of dangerous deases like HIV .. :S
Doctor :   No , WBC do not signify HIV
Doctor :   may be you need better antibiotics
User :   which antibiotics do u recmmend then
Doctor :   May i know what else have you tried ?
User :   Zithromax
User :   Cfim
User :   Agemintin (twice)
User :   and the first time I cant remember it was a normal antibiotics
Doctor :   Ok, then i would suggest you to go for newer antibiotics belonging to Cephalosporin group
User :   ok I will check Cephalosporin group group
User :   so is the banding procedure is effective
User :   I mean will I be cured from piles
User :   and then I can put behind me this story
User :   or people who gets once they get every while and then ?/
Doctor :   well there are pretty much chances of recurrence in piles even with banding or surgery
Doctor :   care is to be taken by avoiding constipation
User :   so people like me who gets once it means we are in high risk of getting again?
Doctor :   May i know your age , gender and profession ?
User :   26 years , male an IT guy
User :   (yes I sit the whole day on the desk )
Doctor :   ok, yes, you may be at risk of recurrences but moderate
User :   and I guy the best way to change my diet
User :   I mean the best way to prevent is to foucs on my diet
User :   and have more fibre
Doctor :   yes,
User :   ok doctor not take long from your time
Doctor :   avoid hard, spicy and fatty food
User :   last time in my lab resutl it showed
Doctor :   Also keep a laxative ready in home
User :   what is lxative ..
Doctor :   any symptom of impending constipation take it
Doctor :   better would be syp Liquid paraffin ( Cremalax )
User :   ic .. ooo
User :   the most important question I didnt ask u
User :   the doctor gave me
User :   noe Healar 30g (Cream) Cyclo3Fort (Bleed) Peqlec For Gastrointestinal Lavage (before procedure)
User :   for the noe Healar
User :   I am not sure how to use it
User :   it is a cream
User :   is it i just put on my anal or I should put it inside I am confused
Doctor :   both , is better
Doctor :   use a sterile gloves for the same
User :   what this medicine for
Doctor :   Its a herbal medicine which will reduce the severity of the piles
User :   it is not easy doctor .. how can I put it inside !!!
User :   I am just thinking of it now
User :   I can just scroll it on outside this is easy
User :   but inside hmm ...
User :   I think my piles is internal
Doctor :   that is enough
Doctor :   use your little finger
Doctor :   the anal mucosa will absorb it and transfer it to the deeper parts
User :   ic .. ok thanks doctor .. the last quetion before i leave
User :   the infection that i got based from my WBC
User :   can this be dangerous
Doctor :   no , i think its very mild as the count is not too high
User :   so in the worest senarios what it can be
Doctor :   May be the sore throat itself
Doctor :   or rarely secondary infections on the piles tags
User :   ahh ic ok thanks a lot for your answers ... I have one last question ..
User :   I have in my house an antibitoics called
User :   Bactrim
User :   do u suggest this .
User :   to fix the WBC issue
Doctor :   I would think it would be safe if you are put on antibiotics after being examined
User :   ok thanks doctor I will sort these out ..
User :   approciate your time
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
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