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Since the time I put up my website I have been flooded with mails about people suffering with a "PILES". The number of queries that I got for it really surprised me! It is later that I realised that in today's world too there are people amongst us who are reluctant to see the doctor for their ""PILES".They would, rather go through the agonizing pain while passing stools, pass some blood in the morning with their stools, or sit on the bike with half their butt hanging out because of the pain, YET they are hesitant to seek medical help for this problem!! Mind you I am not talking about the ladies here but guys too!!!
What is this""PILES"?.PILES, or HAEMORRHOID'S, are areas in the anal canal where the tissue, which contains lots of blood vessels, has become swollen. They can be internal, occurring inside the anus, or external, when they can be seen and felt on the outside of the anus. When visible they look like round pink swellings, the size of a pea or a grape.
Piles are common in pregnant women, but are rare in children.
WHAT CAUSES PILES?
Straining to empty the bowels when constipated.
Pregnancy the weight of the fetus on the abdomen and the increased blood flow, as well as the effect of hormones on the blood vessels.
·Childbirth pushing during childbirth increases the pressure in the veins, Straining to pass urine, especially in men with prostate problems.
* Cancer or growths in the pelvis or bowel, which may exert pressure in a similar way to a pregnancy.
* Family history piles can run in families and are potentially hereditary, perhaps because of weak veins in the anal area.
* many people with these also develop piles, although piles are not varicose veins.
Different types of piles :
* Piles are classified according to their position.
* First-degree piles remain inside the rectum or anal canal. Second-degree piles protrude (or prolapse) from the anus when the bowels are opened, but return of their own accord afterwards.
* Third-degree piles are similar, but only return inside when pushed back.
* Fourth-degree piles hang permanently outside the anus.
What are the symptoms?
Most people affected have internal piles and may not have any symptoms at all. The earliest symptom is often bleeding of fresh, red blood from the anal passage when the bowels are opened. There may be itchiness around the anal area. Third and fourth degree piles may be more painful and tend to produce a slimy discharge of mucus that leaks from the exposed lining of the pile.
There are conditions other than piles that can cause bleeding from the anus, so anyone who notices bleeding in their stool should visit a doctor for advice.
Diagnosing piles :
The doctor will ask about your health and carry out a physical examination. If there are external piles, these will be spotted on examination. A rectal examination, where a gloved finger is gently inserted into the anal canal, will be performed. Internal piles cannot normally be felt in this way, but the examination can reveal other problems such as an anal fissure - a painful tear of the lining of the anus. These other conditions need to be excluded before a diagnosis can be made.
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