5 daily habits that can cause piles

November 23, 2022 0 By Cypher9ja

Piles are swelling of the blood vessels around the anorectal region, which can be internal, external, or both.

They occur due to increased pressure in these localized blood vessels, which develop due to prolonged constipation or straining during defecation.

It is common in all age groups and affects both sexes. Diagnosis of piles requires clinical history as it has typical symptoms like itching, pain, discomfort, bowel movement disorder, and bleeding.

Laboratory tests are usually not required but patients are advised to undergo proctoscopy or sigmoidoscopy.