Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Peter | 2008-12-21

Q.

Hemroids

Sorry, don' t know how to spell the word, hemroids (aambeie?)....My son(5yr) has been complaining of pain in his rectum, itching, ect....He has also been struggling with irritable bowl syndrome. When I look at his rectum I saw 3 little veins(?) that was bulging a little bit around the opening...Can this be hemroids? Does this go away by itself or does this need medical attention? At the moment he says that he is fine with no pain.....

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

It is very unusual for young children to develop piles or haemorrhoids. More common is a problem called rectal prolapse which may occur with certain kinds of worm infection such as whipworms. Without being able to se your son it is not possible for me to be sure of the diagnosis here. It would be in your son's best interests if you took him to see your paediatrician.

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Posted by: Jaco T | 2009-02-19

Hi - Is there any quick or naturual solution to cure Hemroids? THanks JT

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