Get To Know More on Piles

Piles is a common condition that affects the lower part of the body and can cause pain, itching and other symptoms. Piles can be caused by many things, constipation, fatigue, stress and using certain medications. If you notice any of these signs or symptoms it’s important to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

Piles are swollen veins in your anus. They can be internal or external, and they’re usually caused by straining to pass stool. Internal piles are inside the anus. External piles are on the outside of your body below your belly button (the rectum).

They may also be called hemorrhoids, external hemorrhoids, or jockey’s itch (a term often used to describe a skin condition that can cause itching and burning).

Piles are caused by straining, constipation and diarrhoea.

Straining: If you lift a heavy object, sit on it for too long or strain during bowel movements (for example by passing hard stools), this can cause piles.

Constipation: If you have too little fibre in your diet and your stools are dry and hard to pass, this can also cause piles.

Diarrhoea: A lot of fluid being lost through diarrhoea can lead to plugging up of the bowel and causing painful symptoms such as pain on passing stools or blood in the faeces (known as haemorrhoids). You may also notice that there is no discharge from your bottom after passing stool; this is when you have an empty colon (known as an impaction).

Symptoms of piles

Painful swellings in the rectum



Pain during bowel movements and a lump in your anus (also called a tumor)

The first step in diagnosing piles is to look for any signs of blood in your stool. The most common symptom is red or brown streaks, which may be seen as early as three days before the pain starts. Other symptoms include:

Swelling and tenderness around the anus (but not necessarily around the anal canal)

A lump, hole or piece of tissue in or near the anus


Lifestyle changes. A lifestyle change is the best first step in treating piles, as it can help you reduce your symptoms and prevent the development of new ones.

Medication: If you have chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), it’s important to use compression stockings or tights during all phases of treatment. This will help keep blood flowing through your legs and prevent swelling from developing in them.

Surgery: If your symptoms are severe enough that they interfere with daily life, then surgery may be necessary; however, this is not recommended unless all other treatments fail to work properly.* Natural remedies: There are many natural remedies that can be used by people who want to treat their own piles without having to go through any more invasive procedures than just taking some simple steps at home!

Treatments for piles vary, but some home remedies are effective.

Take a bath with Epsom salts and warm water, or add a cup of Epsom salt to your bathwater.

Apply a paste made from baking soda and water to the affected area for 20 minutes. Let it dry naturally before you shower or bathe in the same tub; if you’re going on to another part of your body after applying this treatment, use an antibacterial soap instead of plain soap (as this will remove any residue left behind).

Apply blue cohosh root powder capsules by crushing them one at a time into powder form until they turn into a fine white powder that’s easier to apply directly onto the skin (the easiest way is with an electric blender). Place these capsules under bandages over the affected area several times each day until they dissolve completely—about two weeks’ worth should do it!

Piles are a common problem that can be treated at home, by a doctor or through natural remedies. Piles can be painful and uncomfortable, but they don’t have to be.

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