What Are Piles/Haemorrhoids?
Piles or haemorrhoids are rarely a matter of life or death, but they can make some people’s lives seem unbearable due to the symptoms of pain, itching, swelling, bleeding and protrusions.
Symptomatic haemorrhoids are one of the most common complaints a physician evaluates.
The problem is undiscriminating; it can occur in both men and women of any age. Often, people who have haemorrhoids without symptoms for many years may suddenly get problems with it.
Most people self medicate first when they have symptoms. However, patients who have haemorrhoids that don’t respond to self-care measures should consult a physician, especially when it is bleeding or there is a lump. This is because though most of these symptoms are due to haemorrhoids, some cancers can have similar symptoms. Seeing a doctor would help to rule out the possibility of cancer.
Piles may be a sensitive subject for most people, but it no longer has to be a painful one. There are now new techniques that can be performed in the privacy of a physician’s office, curing the condition quickly, safely, painlessly, and with no downtime.