Treating piles

Q 1: I am eighteen years old and suffer from hemorrhoids, may Allah spare you. It is a known disease, which involves bleeding of some blood vessels mostly during defecation. I have been suffering from hemorrhoids for about three years. It is said that as one gets older, (Part No. 25; Page No. 13) these blood vessels distend and the patient will be unable to tolerate surgery then. However, I do not want to undergo this surgery, because I will have to reveal my `Awrah (parts of the body that must be covered in public) before the doctor and as you know that the Messenger (peace be upon him) informed us in a Hadith that Allah curses both the person who looks at another and the one who is being looked at. I will undergo the surgery if it is necessary, but I am trying hard not to. What is the remedy for this disease according to the guidance of the Prophet (peace be upon him)?

A: We advise you to undergo the surgery, because the Prophet (peace be upon him) stated: For every disease there is a medicine; if the medicine comes upon the disease, it will be cured by the Leave of Allah. He (peace be upon him) also stated: O servants of Allah, seek treatment, but use nothing unlawful. Regarding the Hadith you mentioned, there is no origin for it.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.