Haemorrhoids or 'piles' are very common. They are lumps that occur inside and around the anal passage (back passage). They consist of engorged blood vessels covered by the lining of anal canal.
Bright red blood on the toilet paper or in the toilet when you have a bowel motion (poo). There may be some itchiness, discomfort or pain around the anus. Sometimes there can be a noticeable lump that sticks out of the anus. Haemorrhoids are classified into 4 different types based on their size and how severe they are:
Haemorrhoids are usually caused by chronic constipation (having hard bowel motions that are difficult to pass). Constipation causes you to strain when you go to the toilet. This puts pressure on the blood vessels in the anus, making them swell. Other things can increase the chance you will get haemorrhoids:
Haemorrhoids are particularly common during pregnancy. This is because constipation is quite common in pregnancy, but also:
These haemorrhoids often disappear after pregnancy and might not need treatment. Haemorrhoids may also be more common in some families than in others.
Diagnosis of haemorrhoids usually involves an examination of the anal passage to look for any swollen blood vessels. Your doctor may conduct one of the following tests.
Ointments provide symptomatic relief. They don't cure haemorrhoids. Early first-degree haemorrhoids can be treated with lifestyle changes like decreasing weight, avoiding constipation, avoiding sitting on the toilet for too long.
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