Piles Surgery

Piles Surgery

Piles Surgery

Piles are swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that cause discomfort and bleeding. They are usually caused by straining during bowel movements, obesity or pregnancy.

Discomfort is a common symptom, especially during bowel movements or when sitting. Other symptoms include itching and bleeding.

They can have a range of sizes, and they may be internal or external. Internal piles are normally located between 2 and 4 centimeters (cm) above the opening of the anus, and they are the more common type. External piles occur on the outside edge of the anus.

Medical procedures to remove the haemorrhoid are often needed to provide relief.

Why get piles treated early?

  • Avoid prolonged bleeding
  • Avoid severe pain
  • Normalize bowel movement
  • Untreated piles can lead to dead tissue in the surrounding area, and create further complications

The symptoms of external hemorrhoids can include:

  • Itching around the anus
  • Pain around the anus, particularly when sitting
  • Tender lumps around the anus

The symptoms of internal hemorrhoids can include:

  • Bleeding during bowel movements
  • Hemorrhoid falling out of the anus, known as a prolapse