Most frequent questions

Haemorrhoidal cushions are vascular structures in the anal canal that are present in everyone. The haemorrhoidal cushions swell to ensure proper closure of the anus. These cushions can however cause problems when they enlarge or get inflamed. This occurs when the blood vessels in the haemorrhoidal tissue swell due to excessive pressure exerted on weakened tissue, for instance by straining to move stool. Contributing factors include obesity, nutrition, irregular bowel habits (constipation or diarrhea), pregnancy and anal intercourse. There are two types of haemorrhoids: internal haemorrhoids which are located inside the anus and external haemorrhoids, that protrude outside the anus.

You may have developed haemorrhoids (also known as ‘piles’), if you experience the following symptoms: blood in your stool or toilet bowl, blood on your toilet paper, incomplete and painful bowel movements, itching and/or irritation in or near the anus, a painful lump in or near your anus, or pain while sitting. We do suggest you consult your general practitioner if you are not sure whether your symptoms are caused by haemorrhoids. Bleeding and pain from your rectum could be symptoms of a more serious illness. Many people feel embarrassed when facing the problem and frequently seek medical care only when the case is advanced.

A combination of hygiene and topical treatment is key.

Hygiene: be gentle when wiping after each bowel movement, so as not to damage the haemorrhoidal tissue. You can either only use HemoClin Wipes, or use regular toilet paper first, followed by a final clean with HemoClin Wipes. Clean the anal area regularly with a gentle stream of water (do not use soap or scented cleaning agents). Avoid scratching, which could damage skin and worsen the condition. Push the flabby haemorrhoid(s) gently back inside.

Treatment: use HemoClin Original, Tube or Spray to treat (and prevent) anal discomfort and haemorrhoids.

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