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Medical appeal for haemorrhoids treatment

A 45-year-old man from Busia is appealing for help from well-wishers to undergo urgent surgery at the Busia County Referral Hospital to correct haemorrhoids that call for immediate action.

Leonard Otuga from Kolemu village, Amoni location in Teso North sub-county, is struggling to raise Sh35,000 needed by the county referral for correction of the disorder that has denied him a smile in recent days.

The single father of seven, who is the breadwinner, can no longer go on with his daily duties as a result of the complication.

“I can’t control the passing of stool and urine; I am forced not to eat anything if I have to travel or sit for long hours,” said Otunga.

He is now appealing to leaders and well-wishers to help him raise Sh35,000 for the surgery, scheduled for this month.

According to a medical report from BCRF, haemorrhoids and anal fissures have similar symptoms and causes, and it’s easy to mistake one for the other.

Both can happen when you strain too much for long calls, and both can cause rectal bleeding, anal pain, and anal itching. While haemorrhoids are more common, anal fissures are more commonly the cause of anal pain.

Otuga can be reached either through the Information Office in Amagoro or on his personal number, 0797921371.

By Absalom Namwalo

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