Piles - Key Symptoms and Treatment Options You Need To Know

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Piles - Key Symptoms and Treatment Options You Need To Know

Suffering from piles can be a painful experience, be it on any scale of severity. If you suspect you or a loved one may be going through this, it is best to equip yourself with the knowledge required so that you can take the necessary course of action and treatment.

In this blog, we’ll be covering all the aspects of piles and their symptoms along with the treatment that can be done. If you are experiencing symptoms of piles and are embarrassed to get help, Mojocare can help you heal yourself with discretion and privacy at the forefront and easily search for the best sexologist near me.

Without any delay, let’s get into it!

What are Piles?

Piles or Haemorrhoids occur when veins become swollen and inflamed in the rectum. Such inflammation may occur due to applying too much of rectal pressure, long term constipation, old age or pregnancy. When excessive pressure is applied to the rectal area, the mass of tissue moves downwards, which can cause immense pain and also bleeding. Forcing bowel movements or sitting too long puts undue pressure on the rectum, thereby moving the tissue downwards and out, in extreme cases.

Types of Piles

On the basis of its places of occurrence, there are 2 types of haemorrhoids:

  • Internal Haemorrhoids: Internal haemorrhoids cause vein inflammation far inside the rectal region, so it cannot be visually detected or felt. A patient may not even feel any pain because there are a limited number of pain sensing nerve endings there which means bleeding is the only way one can find out.
  • External Haemorrhoids: External haemorrhoids occur  under skin and around the anus. Since the anus has several pain-sensing nerve endings, these hurt and bleed as well, especially while defecating,

Piles Symptoms

While not all these symptoms are felt by everyone, the most common ones to note are:

  • Prolonged painful bowel movement
  • Lumps and swelling near the anus that hurt to the touch
  • Discharge of mucus while defecating
  • Experiencing Bleeding after passing stool
  • Irritation and itching near the affected regions
  • Painful to sit or lie down on your butt
  • Soreness or redness around the anus
  • Anemia and pale skin in rare cases.

Treatment Alternatives for Piles

In many instances you can help piles clear up in a week or less at home. However, if your discomfort still persists post that or the symptoms are too grave, we advise you to visit a doctor.

Home Care

You can care for piles at home by taking the following measures:

  1. Taking warm soaks in water
  2. Changing your diet
  3. Drinking lots of water to avoid constipation
  4. Avoiding processed foods, caffeine and artificial sugar
  5. Pain relief and anti infection topical creams or suppositories.

Herbal Treatment

You can try taking herbal Pilon tablets or its ointment which are meant specifically to treat piles by relieving the symptoms, reducing inflammation, clearing up an infection and healing the affected area.


Surgery is an option only 10 percent of piles patients need to resort to. Sometimes the inflammation is so intense that it can cause the rectal tissues to tear, leaking fecal matter into the bloodstream. This can lead to gangrene, toxic shock and other dangerous situations. Hence, surgery becomes necessary.


Piles can be a very distressing condition but it can be healed quickly if approached the right way. It doesn’t just affect your body, it also affects your psyche and the ability to be intimate with your partner, inducing a lot of shame. Our advice is to practice gentle care and visit a specialist as soon as possible if faced with discomfort.