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Piles - Causes, Symptoms, and Preventive Measures

Written by
Dr. Sheetal R Bhanushali
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Jan 05, 2019   -  2 min read


This article will explain how to get rid of piles with the help of home and homeopathy remedies.

Piles - Causes, Symptoms, and Preventive Measures

What Are Piles or Hemorrhoids?

Piles, otherwise called hemorrhoids, is the inflamed veins at the anus or rectum. They arise from congestion of the internal or external venous plexus around the anal canal. They are extremely common in adults.


Although the cause of piles is usually unknown, sometimes piles could be a result of:

  1. Constipation.
  2. Straining while passing stool.
  3. Pregnancy.
  4. Chronic diarrhea.
  5. Lifting heavyweight.
  6. After giving birth to a baby.


There are two types of piles:

Grades or Degrees:

Piles has four grades or degrees:

Symptoms :

Patients suffering from piles may have the following symptoms:

  1. Pain in the rectum before or during or after passing stool.
  2. Burning in the rectum before or during or after passing stool.
  3. Pricking sensation in the rectum.
  4. Bright red bleeding after passing stool. This is mostly seen in the second and third degrees.
  5. Discomfort while sitting.
  6. Pruritus ani (chronic itching in the perianal region).
  7. Mucus discharge from the rectum.
  8. Incomplete bowel action because of pain.
  9. Hard stool.
  10. Sometimes piles lead to severe bleeding, which might cause anemia.
  11. Backache.

Preventive Measures:

A few steps to avoid discomfort in piles are as follows:

Sometimes, piles reappear even after surgery. But with the help of homeopathy and natural remedies, you can get rid of piles easily without surgery. So, follow some lifestyle changes and follow these tips to get rid of piles.


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