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Haemorrhoid smells

Hemorrhoids are amongst the most uncomfortable subjects to talk about, but add to that the subject of whether they smell or not, and even the most resilient of sufferers will be feeling a bit awkward.

Nevertheless, it remains true that piles can occasionally smell.

Perhaps you may not even be aware that you have hemorrhoids, but are increasingly aware that you seem to be emitting a less than pleasant smell from your anal region. This could mean that your hemorrhoid is inflamed and your body is just letting you know.

To find out more about our fast and effective treatment, get in touch with our friendly advisors on 0800 999 3777 or click here for all other queries.

Common questions about haemorrhoids smells

Why do haemorrhoids smell?

Many haemorrhoid sufferers don’t realise that, from time to time, haemorrhoids can become inflamed and irritated, which can cause them to emit an unpleasant smell.

When piles become inflamed, the veins and support tissues around the lower rectal area (internal piles) or underneath the skin around the anus (external piles) swell up.

If internal piles become swollen, it can mean that you lose a certain amount of control of your anal sphincter, the muscle that keeps your back passage closed. Should this happen, then you could find that you produce a small amount of anal leakage consisting of stool (poo) and fluid. It can sometimes be the tiniest amount, but enough to create the offending smell.

How badly do piles smell?

As you can imagine, any sort of bowel movement is never going to create a pleasant smell, so even the temporary slight loss of control of your sphincter, will have a similar result.

If you are one of the sufferers unlucky enough to experience this symptom, there are ways of helping to neutralise the smell. A sitz bath or regular warm baths will help bring the odour under control.

Speak to an eXroid expert today about how we can help. You can call us on 0800 999 3777 or click here for all other queries.

Is a fishy smell from haemorrhoids normal?

It could be a sign of a number of issues, but is more than likely piles related.

The smell is most likely anal discharge from the rectum, produced by the mucus membrane, as opposed to the leaking of faecal matter (poo), due to loss of sphincter control.

Whilst this can be embarrassing, if you maintain a regular personal hygiene routine, it’s unlikely anybody around you will notice.

Can haemorrhoids smell if they burst?

External haemorrhoids that have developed clots of blood are typically the ones that might pop. This could result in a metallic, iron smell from a mixture of blood and mucus that may have collected in the haemorrhoid.

You can usually spot blood clots in external piles by the purple bruised look. If you have this or an enlarged pile then it would be advisable to make an appointment with your GP.

Alternatively, you can make a discreet call to an eXroid advisor and they can arrange an appointment with one of our eXroid practitioners. Please note that eXroid only treats internal haemorrhoids.

To organise an appointment, please call us on 0800 999 3777 or click here for all other queries.

Is there anything I can do to reduce the smell of haemorrhoids?

There are some simple things that you can do that will help:

  • Take warm baths or showers more often.
  • Use haemorrhoid creams or witch hazel.
  • Drink plenty of water and swap to a high fibre diet to make sure your stools are not so hard.

How to cure haemorrhoid smell?

No treatment can guarantee that you will never have another haemorrhoid, but you can eliminate the ones you have now.

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

eXroid electrotherapy is one such non-surgical treatment. It’s safe, effective and one of the least invasive treatments available. This useful at a glance guide will give you an idea of the benefits, or get in touch now to speak to an advisor.

 

Take the first step in understanding your symptoms

Experiencing the symptoms of piles can be scary at times and it can be hard to know when it might be time to seek help and do something more about it. We have introduced a quick on-line questionnaire for you to understand the severity of your symptoms and what to do next. Click here to take the test.

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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