Kooko (Piles or Hemorrhoids): Causes, Symptoms, Effects & Treatment (Kooko Medicine).

Today, we’ll discuss #kooko disease know in English as pile and medically as hemorrhoids.

It is often an embarrassing thing for patients to visit their doctor to complain of kooko (pile) but it is actually an extremely common condition that can be managed.

Despite the fact that piles cause significant discomfort and even severe pain, people suffering from this condition often suffer in silence, hoping that by some miracle, the pile will disappear on their own.

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Often, the most haltering factor for patients visiting their doctor with pile, is embarrassment. But fear not!!! Your doctor will not even bat an eyelid. After all piles are as common as headaches.

Kooko (Piles or Hemorrhoids): Causes, Symptoms, Effects & Treatment (Kooko Medicine).
Kooko disease being treated.

Many Ghanaians have Kooko, but the symptoms are not always obvious. A lot of people, even many of you reading this post, have piles. Maybe yours might be mild or asymptomatic, so you don’t know that you have it.

Meanwhile, What is kooko?

Yours sincerely, www.nimedhealth.com.ng , will be as simple as possible to enable proper understanding.

Kooko is that thing that happens to you that blood comes out from your anus when you stool/defecate/go to toilet. Also included are the pains you feel and the soreness and the discomfort you feel around your anus. Kooko is flesh that protrudes from your anus when you stool, could be painful and could bleed. Most times the flesh go back in after passing stool and sometimes it remains permanently outside and tender when it is complicated.

This explanation should help.

To repeat what I just explained up here,

——- Kooko are collections of tissues and veins in the anus that becomes inflamed.

——- Another name for pile is hemorrhoids

——- Anal canal contains blood vessels, muscles, elastic fibres, support tissues etc. These things become inflamed. When something is inflamed, it turns red, becomes sore, swells up and exhibits pain. When this inflammation occurs, the veins in the Anal canal that carry blood can easily become opened when pressure is applied to it.

——- Pressures that can easily break the veins and cause it to bleed are, for example when you strain so hard to defecate/go to toilet.

——- So, when you force the stool to come out and it’s stretching the walls of your anus; remember that the wall of your anus is already inflamed. So the stretching of the stool on the inflamed Anal wall and it’s veins, causes the veins to start tearing open and bleeding

—– This is how blood accompanies your stool and this is what pile is.

——- But pile is more than this, the pain can be excruciating.

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——- kooko disease are caused by increased pressure in the abdomen and Anal Canal

——- The blood vessels around the Anal Canal will stretch under pressure and may swell, bulge and break forming bleeding piles

——- Pregnancy/Child birth

——-Straining when defecating

——- Constipation

——- Heavy weight lifting



——- Pain during defecation

——- Bright red blood in feaces after defecation

——- Coagulated blood in your stool

——- Area around anus is itchy, sore and red

——- After defecating, you may feel that your bowel is still full

Symptoms of severe pile may be

——- Excessive Anal bleeding

——- Inability to control bowel movement


In most cases, kooko piles resolve on their own without the need for any treatment. However, treatment significantly reduces the discomfort it causes.

Www.nimedhealth.com.ng will give a few really helpful tips, you can chat us up for more.

——- Avoid prolonged sitting in the toilet

——- Clean yourself thoroughly after going to the toilet. Usually use plain water with probably soaps that do not contain harsh chemicals

——- Practice Sitz Bath
——- Sitz Bath is a birth in which only the buttocks and hips are immersed in water
——- Concerning Sitz Bath; it may heal minor kooko. It simply reduces and eventually stops the itching, inflammation and pains that comes with pile.
——- Eat fermented foods eg pastured youghurt

——- Diet changes are important
——- Eat High fibre diets eg avocados, berries, vegetables etc
——- Drink plenty water
——-If your kooko disease produce only mild discomfort, your doctor might suggest over-the-counter kooko medicines like creams, ointments, suppositories or pads. These products contain ingredients such as witch hazel, or hydrocortisone and lidocaine, which can temporarily relieve pain and itching.

Don’t use an over-the-counter steroid cream for more than a week unless directed by your doctor because it can thin your skin.

For complicated #kooko, a type of surgery called hemorrhoidectomy will be recommended by your doctors.

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