Hemorrhoids or haemorrhoids are vascular structures in the
anal canal. In their normal state, they are cushions that help
with stool control. They become pathological or piles when
swollen or inflamed.
An individual with piles may experience the following
A hard lump may be felt around the anus. It consists of
coagulated blood, called a thrombosed external hemorrhoid. This
can be painful.
After going to the toilet, a feeling that the bowels are still full.
Bright red blood after a bowel movement.
Itchiness around the anus.
Mucus discharge when emptying the bowels.
Pain while defecating.
The area around the anus may be red and sore.
A number of factors are believed to play a role, including
irregular bowel habits (constipation or diarrhea)
, lack of
nutritional factors (low-fiber diets)
an absence of valves within the hemorrhoidal veins
. Other factors believed to increase risk include
a chronic cough
pelvic floor dysfunction
pressure from the fetus on the abdomen and hormonal changes
cause the hemorrhoidal vessels to enlarge.
A number of preventative measures are recommended,
avoiding straining while attempting to defecate
avoiding constipation and diarrhea either by eating a high-fiber
diet and drinking plenty of fluid or by taking fiber
getting sufficient exercise.
Spending less time attempting to defecate
avoiding reading while on the toilet
losing weight for overweight persons
avoiding heavy lifting
are also recommended.
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