Piles Information

Piles, also known as hemorrhoids, can be described as the swelling and inflammation of veins in the rectum and anus. There are two types of piles - internal and external. When struck externally, piles cause a lot of pain, but no bleeding. However, in case of internal piles, there is no pain, but a discharge of dark blood. Hemorrhoids are usually not dangerous or life threatening and in most of the cases, its symptoms will go away within a few days. To get information on the causes and symptoms of piles, go through the following lines.

Causes Of Piles

  • Chronic constipation
  • Bowel disorders
  • Prolonged periods of standing or sitting
  • Obesity
  • General weakness of the body tissues
  • Mental tension
  • Heredity factors
  • Dysentery
  • Hormonal changes during pregnancy
  • Strenuous physical exercise
  • Prostate problems in older men
  • Straining, to empty the bowels
  • Eating a low-fiber diet
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Cancer or growths in pelvis or bowel, which puts pressure on abdomen

Symptoms Of Piles

  • Pain or irritation while passing stools
  • Bleeding
  • Slight bleeding, in case of internal trouble
  • Feeling of soreness
  • Irritation after passing a stool
  • Itching
  • Discomfort
  • Pain in the rectal region
  • Lump on the anus
  • Pain and discomfort after you opening the bowels
  • Slimy discharge of mucus
  • Feeling that the bowels haven't emptied completely
  • Soiled undergarments
  • Swelling protruding from the anus
  • Frequent urge for evacuation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Yellowish face, due to extensive bleeding
  • Heaviness at the opening of anus

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