Table 3

Inclusion criteria of surgical treatment

Recurrent bleeding that may cause anaemia

Phlogistic or infective disorders (phlebitis, thrombophlebitis) recurring more than twice a year and forcing patients to stop their normal occupations

Mucous prolapse

Continuous or recurrent pruritus, to such an extent that it would make it socially unpleasant or cause lesions due to scratching

Sense of heaviness, of incomplete evacuation and tenesmus

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