Piles is another term for hemorrhoids. The main causes of this discomfort is the inflamed and swollen tissues and veins.
What are Piles?
Piles also known as Haemorrhoids. It is the collections of inflamed, swollen tissues containing enlarged blood vessels inside or around the bottom anal canal. The size of piles can vary, and are found both inside or outside the anus. By age 45 to 50, about half the population has experienced one or more of the classic symptoms of Piles.
This uncomfortable condition is usually seen in adults aged 45 to 65 year and is two types of piles:
- Internal piles are normally located above the opening of the anus.
- External piles are normally located outside and near the edge of the anus.
Among these two types, internal piles are a more common type of piles seen in an individual. The main causes of piles include common digestive disorders like chronic constipation, chronic diarrhoea, lifting heavy weights, Obesity, pregnancy, and increased pressure in the veins of the anus.
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Symptoms of Piles
In many cases, piles do not cause any symptoms, and few don’t even realize they have piles. The symptoms are not always obvious and are also not serious. Signs and symptoms of piles usually depend on the type of hemorrhoid.
The common symptoms of piles include:
- Prone to Infections.
- Leakage of bloody stools.
- Swelling around your anus.
- Anemia, due to over bleeding.
- Mucous discharge from the anus.
- Bright red bleeding from the anus.
- Itching or irritation in your anal region.
- Painful swelling or a lump near the anus.
- Presence of a hard lump around the anus.
- Pain and discomforts during bowel movements.
These are common symptoms of piles, which can vary between the individuals and often go away on their own after a few days without any treatment. Certain lifestyle changes and to maintain good health and hygiene are advised for the patients with piles. In very rare cases, surgery is suggested by the doctors for the removal of piles and other tissues, which are affected by piles.
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