I did suffer from hemorrhoid symptoms previously like in a couple of years ago. I used pilex formulations and here is my experience about it.
Though I had no fully formed symptoms, small symptoms like bleeding in stools are common due to constipation.
One of the main reasons for this is the sedentary lifestyle, with low water and fiber consumption.
Most of the times I could recover from symptoms by having more of guavas, mangoes, apples combined with walking and plenty of water (like 5 liters a day). Also, in addition, minimal intake of a non-veg and spicy diet
But recently I had a lingering cold and this led to prolonged symptoms of bleeding in stools and slight pain which made me think of medicines.
Being a pharmacologist myself I know there is no effective medicine in allopathy. And doctors would prescribe tablets doccusates and calcium Dobesilate etc. Doccusates acts as laxatives to relieve constipation while Calcium Dobesilate helps to minimize blood loss from veins.
So, in further search, I came across an interesting natural remedy from ayurvedic product manufacturer Himalaya limited. They had medicine in the form of tablets as well as ointment both made from natural plant extracts.
And was advised by the pharmacist to take a tablet twice in a day and also use ointment before bed. The results were effective immediately.
Pilex for hemorrhoids
On taking tablets, I could notice, an increased tendency of gas expulsion and also free bowel movement without constipation. From the second day onwards, the symptoms subsided.
There was a clear feeling of relief of symptoms without any side effects too.
Pilex tablets review:
The tablets come in a white plastic bottle air locked with an aluminum foil and tightened with a green lid.
There are 60 white circular tablets without any odor and bland taste. They can be consumed with a glass of water. The label on the tablet bottle indicates to start with two tablets twice a day and then continue with one tablet twice a day. But the pharmacist recommended just 1 tablet twice a day and it was fine.
My recommendation is start with 2 tablets twice a day for 3 days, then if you feel better go for 1 tablet twice daily.
Pilex ointment: This comes with a plastic tube inside a cardboard box. You may also find the finer gloves for application of ointment in the region. This is safe as it can prevent any contamination from naked hands.
It tends to be smooth without any sort of irritation on application. Also, it would be less sticky and hence would not damage the clothes.
Both the pilex formulations of Himalaya are good to relieve constipation and also mild to moderate hemorrhoids.
I came across a diabetic person having piles. He said he was on pilex tablets for over ten years. Finally, since there were other problems like his clothes getting wet underneath due to bike ride, he came for hemorrhoidectomy.
So, if you have mild symptoms of piles like in first and second stage you could try pilex without any issue. But if you have tertiary piles and other complications like a polyp near the anus, it would be better to for surgery.