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Piles - Things You Must Know About It!

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Dr. Sambit Patnaik 89% (49 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery
Proctologist, Mumbai  •  15 years experience
Piles - Things You Must Know About It!

Are you feeling excruciating pain in the anal region? Is there a lump around the area that you can feel? Commonly called Piles, haemorrhoids, is a phenomenon where the blood vessels are inflamed or expanded in the anal canal. Veins in and around the anus and rectum are comparatively weak than the arteries which are quite intense. This is because the walls of the veins are pretty thin and pain or discomfort arises when there is too much pressure on the walls. There are two kinds of Piles the internal piles and the external piles; the discomfort and severity depend on the kind of piles you are suffering from. Sometimes the pain could be due to a coexisting fissure or Fistula.

Causes behind it - 
The causes of haemorrhoids are not certain and anyone can get affected by the condition. It is more prevalent in elderly people and pregnant women. Sometimes, the condition is also hereditary, so if your parents or grandparents suffered from piles, there is a possibility that you may develop it too. When the veins in the anal region are subjected to pressure, the veins swell causing painful haemorrhoids.

The common symptoms associated with the condition are:

  • Bleeding from the anus
  • Painful lump or swell near the anus
  • Anal itching
  • Tenderness or pain during bowel movements
  • Mucus Anal discharge


Laser Treatment options for piles by Biolitec Leonardo Laser System: This is the most advanced tool for minimally invasive treatment of all stages and grades of piles, fissures, fistula and pilonidal sinus. The uniqueness of the laser system is its dedicated single-use fibres and modules designed for Anorectal problems. This procedure is a painless, minimally invasive and quick procedure. Even it cause no blood loss while operating. A day care procedure, that requires less recovery time and no complications.

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