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What are haemorrhoids

Haemorrhoids are swollen veins in the lowest part of your bottom (rectum and anus). The walls of these blood vessels can stretch so thin that the veins can bulge and get irritated, especially under pressure, when you strain. Haemorrhoids are known to be one of the most common causes of rectal bleeding.

Internal haemorrhoids are routed well inside your bottom, above the dentate line, which anatomicaly means that they aren’t felt as acutely as there are less pain sensing nerves in that area.”

What causes haemorrhoids?

A key question people usually ask is: what causes haemorrhoids? There are many theories but little is known about what causes them. However, certain situations do increase the pressure in the haemorrhoidal veins in the anus and increase the chance of piles developing.

These factors may lead to haemorrhoids appearing:

  • Constipation
  • Straining on the toilet
  • Pregnancy and labour
  • Being overweight
  • Genetic factors


The best evidence to tell us who actually gets piles was a recent study in Austria, when 976 adults were examined by experts during a bowel cancer screening programme to find out how common it was to have piles. The study found that 39% had piles, and almost half of those (17% overall) had symptoms from them. In other words, almost 1 in 5 adults have symptoms from piles. That means there are probably 8 million of us in the UK alone!

We know that as you get older, the risk of piles increases. Interestingly, the only other association with piles proven in this study was being overweight – so the heavier you are for your height, the more likely you are to have piles. For the more scientifically minded amongst you, this relationship was highly significant (p=0.028).

We want to give you the confidence to seek treatment. Below is an overview of the most common haemorrhoid causes and symptoms so you’ll be confident in finding a solution. Read on or get in touch to find out how you can treat them.

You are not alone

Haemorrhoid is a disease that can affect anyone at any time in their lives. Historically it is an intimate condition that many struggle with or choose not to share with their family and loved ones or even a healthcare professional; but it’s important to know you are not alone.

Nearly 5 million people in the UK suffer with haemorrhoids each year. Many people gain the condition through lifestyle and diet, some through their genetic predisposition and some as a result of their activities and interests. There is no one root-cause with many contributing factors, meaning that people of any age, sex and lifestyle can suffer with haemorrhoids.

At eXroid, we understand that for many, the emotional and practical impact of the symptoms can be draining, worrying and overwhelming, especially for those that have suffered for a long time.

Our friendly experts are on-hand to offer advice and support, if this is your first experience of piles or whether you have been silently suffering for a long time. Let us help free you from piles.

Grades of haemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are graded from stages 1 to 4 based upon these criteria:

  1. The hemorrhoid does not prolapse (stick out of your bottom) at any time
  2. The hemorrhoid prolapses during bowel movements but goes back inside your bottom at the end of a bowel movement
  3. The hemorrhoid prolapses during bowel movements and goes back inside your bottom only if you push it back in
  4. The hemorrhoid is prolapsed at all times

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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

Want to understand your piles symptoms better?

Answer some simple questions about the symptoms you are experiencing to get your haemorrhoid severity score and receive advice on what it means and what to do next.