Hemorrhoids are no longer "unspeakable"
Will it be embarrassing and painful to get checked after having hemorrhoids?
My hospital conducted a questionnaire survey of 1,000 patients and the results showed that there were two main reasons why hemorrhoid patients did not want to go to the doctor.
-They feel embarrassed during the examination.
-I heard that hemorrhoid surgery is very painful.
There are two reasons why hemorrhoid patients are usually embarrassed when they are examined: they have to show their buttocks to the doctor during the examination, and they are embarrassed that going to the anorectal clinic will reveal their secret of having hemorrhoids.
This feeling is understandable, so in order to reduce the psychological burden of patients, our hospital allows patients to use a side-lying position for examination, without completely removing their underwear, as long as they can see their anus.
In the past, hospitals rarely considered the needs of patients in a comprehensive manner. In recent years, medical institutions have begun to take into account the patient's feelings and needs and strive to provide better services to patients.
In addition, the fear of having hemorrhoid surgery is unnecessary. Now that it is recognized that hemorrhoids are a lifestyle disease, the rate of surgery for hemorrhoids has decreased significantly.
In Germany, the rate of hemorrhoid surgery is 7%, in the UK 5%, and in the US 5%. In my hospital, the surgery rate for hemorrhoids has also dropped from 18.4% 10 years ago to 13%.
Therefore, patients with hemorrhoids should not have any worries and should go to the hospital as soon as possible to receive proper treatment from a specialist.
Hospital obligations to patients
Treatment of hemorrhoids mainly relies on the body's self-healing power and daily maintenance
All diseases cannot be treated without the body's ability to heal itself. The treatment methods adopted by doctors only play a supplementary The treatment methods adopted by doctors are only supplementary. Therefore, enhancing self-healing is the key to treating hemorrhoids.
If you ask your doctor: "What is the disease? "Few people can give a clear answer.
When I was in medical school, there was no clear definition of disease and health in the textbooks either.
Based on the papers of Dr. Andrew Weil in the United States, and years of experience in medicine, I believe that disease
The definitions of disease and health are:
-Health is a state in which all parts of the body are in harmony and the mind and body remain in harmony.
-Disease is a state of disharmony that occurs when the original harmony or balance of the body and mind is disrupted for some reason.
In other words, in order to restore health to a patient, the doctor should try to.
-Find out what is disrupting the patient's state of health.
-To find out what is disrupting the patient's state of health, the physician should work with the patient to face the disease with the right attitude, try to eliminate the symptoms, and try to cure the disease.
Maximize the patient's own self-healing powers to restore health.
-Help the patient to stay healthy after treatment.
How to be seen in the anorectal hypochondrium
In the past, the treatment of hemorrhoids left a painful and embarrassing impression on the patient. Now, treatment methods are gradually being improved and treatment plans are being developed from the patient's point of view.
So how are hemorrhoids diagnosed and treated? Here is a brief explanation of how hemorrhoids are diagnosed and treated, using our hospital as an example.
Here is a brief explanation of the treatment of hemorrhoids in our hospital.
Sims position during examination
In general, during the anal examination, the doctor has the patient in the Sims position, which means lying on the examination bed with the knees bent on the side.
This is the position in which the patient lies on his or her side on the examination bed. In the past, many doctors used to have patients lie on their backs with their legs spread apart during anal examinations, a position commonly used in obstetrics and gynecology, so many men feel very uncomfortable in this position.
The patient usually lies on the left side and then half of the pants are removed, exposing only the area to be examined.
In this position, there is no need to remove the pants completely, and the doctor does not need to look directly at the patient's buttocks during the examination.
This position is more acceptable to the patient because it is not necessary to remove the pants completely and the doctor does not have to look directly at the patient's buttocks during the examination.
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