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Pressure

What is anal pressure?

If you are a sufferer of piles (also called haemorrhoids) you may be prone to a feeling of pressure around the bottom, almost as if you feel like you want to open your bowels (called tenesmus).

This can be very uncomfortable and inconvenient, as you will most likely be constantly wondering where the toilet is when you are out and about.

The pressure in your bum comes from your rectum. The rectum is the last few inches of your large intestine where the intestine straightens vertically and flows to your anus.

There are other conditions that might give you the same feeling, such as constipation, which can be treated with over the counter remedies.

The reason you might have this feeling with internal piles is that there is a rectal lining around the haemorrhoid rather than nerve rich skin. If your internal piles become swollen then this gives a feeling of fullness in the rectum, hence making you feel like you want to open your bowels.

Is pressure a cause of piles?

There are thought to be around 8 million sufferers in the UK, but the reasons they have developed piles can be associated with anything from bad diet to family history.

In basic terms, the lining of the back passage contains many blood vessels which, together with support tissues, make up the so-called haemorrhoidal cushions. Changes to the veins and support tissues can occur within the lining that can lead to piles developing. The lining and veins become larger which causes a swelling and that is what eventually becomes a haemorrhoid.

The exact cause is still a bit of a mystery. It is thought that increased pressure in and around the back passage (anus) is a major factor in causing piles. This pressure often comes from straining when having a bowel movement (poo), which is why a high fibre diet to keep your bowel movements regular and drinking plenty of water can help prevent piles.

 

Is there anything that makes piles more likely?

There are certain things that may increase your likelihood of developing piles.

Being overweight. The increase in pressure throughout the body is likely to be a contributing factor to developing piles.

Constipation. The increased effort and straining required to open your bowels, putting pressure on the veins around the anus, is a common reason for piles.

Pregnancy. This is most likely due to the extra pressure around the rectum because of where the baby is lying. The change in hormones can also have an effect on the veins. Piles during pregnancy will most likely go away after the birth of the child, although this can take a few weeks or months.

Ageing. The tissue around the lining of the anus simply becomes less supportive as we get older.

Hereditary factors. If your closest family members have piles, then it may be that you have inherited a susceptibility to piles.

 

What can I do to be cured of piles?

Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a cure that will mean you are rid of them for life, but there are ways of eradicating the piles that you have at the minute.

There are a number of surgical and non-surgical treatments available. You can read about the main ones in our haemorrhoid treatment page.

eXroid® electrotherapy is one such non-surgical treatment. It’s safe, effective and one of the least invasive treatments available. Please click here for more details.

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eXroid®: fully regulated and accredited

As a medical device manufacturer, all of our equipment is made and developed in the UK and we are proud to be CE and ISO 13485 accredited by the British Standards Institution BSi.

Our service has been evaluated by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) who have produced two sets of approval guidelines which accredit the treatment as safe and effective (IPG525 and MIB201). eXroid is a registered and regulated service Provider with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as we strive for the highest levels of care and service standards.

The eXroid service is also PCI DSS compliant, giving both financial assurance and security to our patients when they make their payments with us.

Why choose the eXroid® haemorrhoid treatment

Fast

The eXroid® treatment takes 30 minutes or less. Effects can be felt from immediately and no waiting for a referral

Specialist

The procedure is supported and carried out by the UK's leading specialist consultant surgeons in CQC registered clinics

Safe

The eXroid® procedure is low risk, as it requires no anaesthetic, cutting or stitching

Convenient

Get back to your life straightaway, with no time off work needed after the eXroid® procedure

Approved

eXroid® electrotherapy is subject to NICE guidance (IPG525 & MIB201), is rated as Outstanding by the CQC and carries the CE mark