Piles symptoms are quite clear – but that doesn’t take away from the intimate nature of the condition and how embarrassed you might feel about having them.
It’s important to know you are not alone. Some 8 million people in the UK show signs of haemorrhoids or their symptoms.
If you’ve got piles, you’re probably feeling some discomfort or itching in or around your anus, strange lumps and even slight discharge or bleeding from your bottom.
What are the signs and symptoms of piles?
So how do you know if you actually have piles? The most common way to find you have piles is finding fresh blood on the toilet paper, but piles can also cause pain, itchiness or a lump that you can feel sticking out from your bottom.
If you have ever asked yourself, “Why am I bleeding from my bottom?” – then you might have piles. However, it’s impossible to confidently diagnose piles yourself. In fact, many doctors find it difficult too.
In one study in 2010, 198 doctors were asked to diagnose piles and the non-specialist doctors got the diagnosis wrong in more than half the cases they were asked to examine!
That’s why eXroid recommends that you should see a doctor with expertise in the condition if you suspect you may have piles, especially if you have noticed any bleeding. A proper examination is important to rule out anything sinister like bowel cancer.
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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
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