Piles or Haemorrhoid is also known as Bawaseer. Piles is a very common disease and affect both men and women, are swollen or inflamed tissue which contains enlarged blood vessel found around the anus or inside the rectum.
Usually, haemorrhoids do not cause any problem, until their blood supply slows down or interrupted. Piles occur when anal passage get inflamed and vein wall becomes thin and irritated by passing the bowel movements.
Around 50% people get affected by Pile at any age in their life. Pregnant women also get the experience of this condition. There is not any clear reason for what causes piles although researchers say that it might be due to weak veins.
In many cases, hemorrhoids are not serious and resolve after few days on their own. A person may have the following symptoms:
There is not an exact reason what causes piles. Some may appear with no reason while some may develop just because of the increased pressure in the lining of the anal canal which contains many blood veins. Due to this pressure, these veins got swelling and inflamed then develop piles.
Other factors which might increase the risk of developing piles:
If you have piles, a doctor can usually perform a visual examination of the anus to diagnose piles.
You may also be asked some questions to be a doctor like:
Proctoscope: Doctor may also perform a digital rectal exam to check signs of piles inside the anus with the help of Proctoscope. A proctoscope is a hollow tube fitted with light to see the anal canal closely. It also can take small tissues from inside for lab analysis for pile or any other digestive system diseases.
Colonoscopy: If a person has symptoms of piles, The doctor may recommend a colonoscopy, for the analysis of any other digestive system disease or if there is any risk of colorectal cancer.
Sigmoidoscopy: It is a small fibre-optic camera that is used to diagnose internal haemorrhoid or piles. The sigmoidoscope is fitted into a small tube and is inserted into the rectum to examine. It provides a clear view of the rectum and displays abnormalities inside the rectum.
The doctor may also suggest anoscopy which can clearly show the internal piles.
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