Jun 18, 2017,


Piles (haemorrhoids) are swellings inside or around the bottom. 

Check if you have piles


It might be piles if you have:

  • lumps around the anus
  • bright red blood after you poo
  • pain or discomfort when pooing
  • an itchy bottom
  • mucus leaking from your bottom after you’ve been to the toilet
  • soreness, redness and swelling around your anus

Who gets piles?

-Piles can occur at any age, but are more common in older people.

-They affect both men and women.

-They are particularly common in pregnancy because of the additional pressure from the baby, and because of hormonal changes.

- They result from straining hard to pass faeces, which is more likely if you do not eat enough fibre,

- Lifting heavy weights.

-A family history, as with many other health-related problems, is frequently found and is likely to be a significant risk factor for developing piles.

How you can  prevent piles yourself


Piles often go away on their own after a few days.

To relieve any pain or discomfort when you go to the toilet:

  • avoid straining when you’re on the toilet
  • use moist toilet paper or baby wipes
  • dab the area clean, rather than wiping it

To keep your poo soft, help you go to the toilet regularly and stop your piles getting bigger:

  • drink plenty of fluid
  • eat more fibres(fruit and vegetables, wholegrain bread, pasta and cereal)
  • try to avoid drinking too much caffeine (in drinks like tea, coffee and cola)

When to see your doctor

1.See your doctor if the symptoms last longer than a week.

2.You should also see your doctor if you have bleeding, to ensure that there is not some other cause.

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