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WHAT IS ANAL PAIN ?
Acute pain is an untold condition for a large part of the population12.
If an anal pain episode is not treated immediately, it will become more painful and complicated12!
First of all, you need to know that hemorrhoids are a normal part of the human body. They are cushions rich in blood vessels, including veins, that are located in the anus to help with stool control12.
Anal pain occurs when the veins become inflamed and deteriorated12.
It is possible to avoid getting to this point by adopting simple daily habits such as…12
… “fill up on fiber”, “frequent exercise”, “do not stay on the toilet for too long”, and “drink a lot of water”12.
There are also several medical treatments available to relieve symptoms, but they are not necessarily equally effective, notably in terms of protecting the hemorrhoidal veins. For example, creams, ointments, and suppositories can relieve symptoms temporarily, but they do not treat the cause and are not effective in the long term13.
Many studies have proven Daflon 500mg’s efficacy in treating anal pain. Daflon 500mg quickly alleviates your pain, discomfort and bleeding while improving your quality of life3.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS?
- Bleeding characterized by the appearance of blood during defecation. Most of the time the blood is visible on the toilet paper or underwear. Watch out, pain and bleeding at the anal level can also hide other diseases which your doctor only can diagnose
- Anal pain or discomfort especially at the moment of and just after defecation, while sitting or walking
WHICH FACTORS FAVOR THE OCCURRENCE OF ANAL PAIN?
Anal pain is due to several factors which lead to a constant pressure at the level of the hemorrhoidal veins12 :
DAILY ADVICE TO PREVENT AND RELIEVE ANAL PAIN :
If you suffer from anal pain, here are five advices12 :
WHAT TREATMENTS TO RELIEVE ANAL PAIN?
Several types of medicinal treatments can be prescribed to relieve the symptoms of anal pain: systemic treatments and local treatments. Besides, in case of complications, an instrumental or even surgical procedure can be considered12,13.
These medicines, associated to hygiene and dietary rules, help to fight against constipation to avoid the worsening of anal pain and are recommended in case of symptoms linked to internal and external hemorrhoids, but also for prevention.
Phlebotonics help to strengthen your veins and to relieve your pain and discomfort. They act by increasing the tone and the resistance of veins. They are recommended in case of acute attack and for a short duration of use.
Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and analgesics (paracetamol) can be used in case of pain following an hemorrhoidal thrombosis.
Creams, ointments or even suppositories containing a corticoid derivative or a lubricating excipient are a part of treatment with local action. They must be used over a short-term period and never be used in prevention.
Ask your pharmacist or your doctor for advice to have the most appropriate treatment to your symptoms.
DAFLON 500mg – MICRONIZED PURIFIED FLAVONOID FRACTION (MPFF)
Daflon 500mg is a drug recommended in the treatment of the symptoms of the lower limbs (feeling of heaviness, pain, night cramps) and anal pain1,3.
Ask advice from your pharmacist. Read attentively the instructions before use. If the symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
Reference1 : 1- Nicolaides A et al. Int Angiol.2014 ;33(2):126-139. 3- Cospite M. Angiology. 1994;(part II)45:566-573. 12- Lohsiriwat V. Hemorrhoids: from basic pathophysiology to clinical management. World J Gastroenterol. 2012;18(17):2009-2017. 13- Abramowitz L; Godeberge P; Staumont G; Soudan D Gastroenterol Clin Biol. 2001; 25(6-7):674-702.