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Internal haemorrhoids

Internal haemorrhoids are actually swollen veins and their support tissues, situated in the lower part of your rectum. Sometimes the blood vessels and associated tissues become weak and stretch so thin that they bulge and become irritated.

There are a few reasons that this weakness occurs, from bad diet to family history.

If you do suffer with haemorrhoids, the symptoms can be different depending on which type of haemorrhoid you actually have. Internal piles are far enough inside your bottom that you can’t usually see them or feel them.

What are the signs of internal haemorrhoids?

Some people may never know that they actually have internal haemorrhoids until they become irritated.

Internal haemorrhoids generally don’t hurt, because there are very few pain-sensing nerves in the area they are located. The first sign that you have internal piles is usually blood spots on the toilet paper you’ve used after you’ve been for a bowel movement (poo).

There are other signs to look out for with internal piles, such as an itchy bum. This is caused by a discharge that may occur, which can make your bottom sore and uncomfortable. The temptation to scratch your bottom can be overwhelming, but that can make matters worse. There are over the counter products available at your local pharmacy that offer relief from itching.


Internal haemorrhoids – can I just ignore them?

If you maintain a healthy, high fibre diet and keep physically active then the internal haemorrhoid shouldn’t cause you too much trouble. The main reason they can worsen tends to be lifestyle related. It’s all a matter of how much pressure your haemorrhoid is subjected to.

If you suffer with constipation on a regular basis then the extra effort to open your bowels can have an effect on your haemorrhoid.

Spicy food has been known to irritate internal piles. If you are a lover of Indian food, then perhaps order a mild korma rather than a hot madras.

Any extra body weight that you may be carrying can have an effect on internal haemorrhoids – this may be due to the extra blood pressure in that area that can occur with putting weight on.


Is there a cure for internal haemorrhoids?

First of all, let’s define what a ‘cure’ means. If you mean, is there something that will get rid of the piles I have and guarantee that I will never get haemorrhoids ever again – then the bad news is NO, there isn’t a cure.

However, if you mean, are there any treatments that can eradicate the haemorrhoids I have now – then the good news is YES, there are.


How to treat internal haemorrhoids

The treatments range from invasive surgical treatments to non-invasive non-surgical treatments. The main options can be found here: haemorrhoid treatments.

eXroid electrotherapy treatment is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that can eradicate your piles and, for most people, enable you to get back to your life on the same day.

If you have been suffering in silence, then a discreet call to one of our advisors will get you on the first steps to saying goodbye to your piles. Appointments are usually sorted within two weeks. All treatments are carried out by fully qualified doctors. To organise an appointment with an eXroid consultant, please call us on 0800 999 3777 or click here for all other queries.

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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


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


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


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


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


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