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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.8.NQ44709

Assessment and Effectiveness of Vitamin E levels based on COloRectal Evaluation of Clinical Therapeutics Scale (CORECTS) in Grade II and III haemorrhoids

MUDDALA VARAPRASANNA RAO, S. JEGANATH

Abstract

Introduction: Haemorrhoids are also known as piles, is a very common anorectal condition which refers to the pathological changes/distal displacement of the haemorrhoidal tissue. There are 2 types of haemorrhoids internal and external based on the location/position. The symptoms of haemorrhoids are painless rectal bleeding, perineal irritation, anal itching, mild fecal incontinence, mucus discharge and/or perianal/rectal fullness. Objective: The objective of the study is to assess and estimate the levels of vitamin E based on COloRectal Evaluation of Clinical Therapeutics Scale (CORECTS) in Grade II & III haemorrhoids. Methodology: This was a prospective observational study. IEC and IFC were obtained prior to start of the study. Total of 30 patients were included in the study based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The patients were grouped into Group A (standard treatment) and Group B (standard treatment + Vitamin E). The CORECTs scale was assessed in both the groups to determine the effectiveness of Vitamin E at baseline and fifth week (after treatment). Results & Discussion: Out of 30, males were 60% and age group 26-35 years 43.33%. The average CORECTs score before treatment was 41 out of 50 whereas after treatment was 9 out of 50. CORECTS score after treatment in Group A 11 out of 50 and Group B 7 out of 50. Conclusion: The study concluded that the patients in Group B had better recovery of symptoms and improved quality of life using CORECTs Scale when compared to Group A.

Keywords

Haemorrhoids, CORECTs, prolapse, bowel movements, vascular.

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