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Haemorrhoid Information

Causes

Causes of Haemorrhoids

The root cause of developing piles is associated with an increase in pressure around your anus. Whilst everyone could be prone to developing haemorrhoids, it’s not entirely clear why some do and some don’t. There are thought to be around 8 million sufferers in the UK alone, so more common than you might have thought.

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Symptoms

Bleeding

If you have ever asked yourself, "Why am I bleeding from my back passage?" then you may be one of the 8 million people who suffer from piles in the UK.

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Itching

There are many causes for the occasional itchy bum such as hot and sweaty weather. 

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Pain

Everyone’s threshold for pain is different.  What seems like a slight niggling pain for one might be an intolerable pain for another. 

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Treatments

Banding

Rubber band ligation, also called banding, involves the application of a tight elastic band around the base of the haemorrhoid which cuts off the blood supply and results in the haemorrhoid dropping off after typically 10-14 days.

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Surgical removal

Haemorrhoid surgery in the UK is an expanding field with increasing diversity. If other treatments haven’t worked or your haemorrhoids are not suitable for non-surgical procedures, then surgery for haemorrhoids may be an option. There are a number of procedures available, but the main ones are set out below. 

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Sclerotherapy treatment

In simple terms, sclerotherapy is the injection of a chemical solution into the area around the hemorrhoid resulting in a scarring reaction which makes the hemorrhoid gradually shrink or shrivel up over time. It is typically reserved for grades 1 and 2 internal hemorrhoids. 

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Awareness

Haemorrhoids during Pregnancy

One of the things that newly pregnant mums are rarely told about, is that they can become more prone to piles during pregnancy.

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Haemorrhoid Cures

We understand the desire for orally taken “piles” tablets that instantly cure your haemorrhoids. Haemorrhoids are considered an awkward subject to talk about / discuss with anyone, and so sufferers naturally gravitate towards more discreet treatment options.

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Relieving Pain

From time to time haemorrhoid sufferers will experience a flare up that can be quite painful. This can be down to a number of factors such as constipation, your piles becoming prolapsed, even using a coarse toilet paper when wiping your bottom can cause small abrasions that will become painful.

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The different types of haemorrhoids

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.

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External haemorrhoids

External haemorrhoids are different from internal haemorrhoids in two important ways: the first and most obvious difference is where they are located – external haemorrhoids, as the name suggests, are on the outside of your anus. Internal haemorrhoids are on the inside.

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Thrombosed haemorrhoids

A thrombosed haemorrhoid, is the medical term for a haemorrhoid that has become swollen due to a small blood clot within the haemorrhoid. The word ‘thrombosis’ means clotting.

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Lifestyle advice

Cyclists VS Haemorrhoids

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Gym Goers

Whilst haemorrhoids may not be the most regularly discussed topic in the gym changing room, it shouldn’t be something you should feel shy about discussing.

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The safe, effective ​​treatment for piles

Non-invasive. Each treatment takes 10 – 30 minutes.

Walk-in walk-out with no anaesthesia.

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