Piles

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Piles are the swollen bunch of blood veins that are found in the Anal Canal part of the body. The blood vessels in the anus are very soft and gentle which helps in smooth defecation of the stool from the body. These get irritated due to the passing of stool from that area. Piles can be different in sizes. Piles is also known as hemorrhoids. Around 40% of the Indian Population is affected by this disease. Hemorrhoids can affect can any people at any age.

Variants of Piles Disease : Internal, External and Prolapsed

  • Internal Piles are the inside the anal part and rectum and do not hurt much.
  • External Hemorrhoids comes on the outer part of the anus and can be painful.
  • Prolapsed hemorrhoids (Piles) can grow and bulge outside your anus and it can be pushed back.
  • The Prolapsed piles permanently can not be pushed back and requires surgery.

What Are the Symptoms of Piles (Hemorrhoids)

In most of the cases, piles are not serious and go away on their own after a few days. The symptoms depends upon some factors like Type, Location, Severity and Age of the patient. If a person if suffering from piles then He/She must be having some of the below mentioned symptoms :

  • After going to the toilet, a feeling that the bowels are still full
  • Bright red blood after a bowel movement
  • Itchiness around the anus
  • Slimy Mucus discharge when emptying the bowels
  • Pain & discomfort while defecating
  • Area around the anus may be red and sore
  • Lump on the anus
  • Soiled undergarments
  • Swelling protruding from the anus
  • Frequent urge to pass stools
  • Loss of appetite
  • Yellowish face, due to extensive bleeding
  • Heaviness at anus opening

What are the Causes of Piles ?

Hemorrhoids are caused by the increase pressure in the small blood vessel surrounded at the rectum & anus. Piles increases in the size and start showing the symptoms. The pressure & stress on the veins is caused by the following reasons :

  • Eating a Low fiber Diet
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Coughing & Vomiting
  • Pregnancy induced hormonal changes
  • Ageing, Hereditary Factors, Bowel disorders
  • Prolonged periods of standing or sitting
  • Obesity, General weakness of the body tissues
  • Mental tension
  • Dysentery, Strenuous physical exercise
  • Prostate problems in older men
  • Excessive straining during bowel movements
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Cancer or growth in pelvis or bowel region that puts pressure on abdomen