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Piles Symptoms ? It could also be Fistula or Fissures. Here’s how to tell the difference.

Posted on Oct 18, 2013 | 26 comments

Piles Symptoms ? It could also be Fistula or Fissures. Here’s how to tell the difference.

“Blood in my stools! I have piles!” When someone sees blood in the pan, has pain while passing stools or feels a swelling in the anal region, the first thought is of piles. Piles symptoms might not always mean piles. The truth is, piles is just one of many conditions that affect the anal region.       Piles, Anal Fistula and Anal Fissures are not the same. They are different pathologies and differ in their symptoms and methods of treatment. Let’s take them one at a time.   1. PILES Medically speaking, ‘Piles’ are swollen blood vessels in the anal canal. They...

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A guide to Piles

Posted on Oct 28, 2011 | 10 comments

A guide to Piles

Piles as it is commonly termed means a swollen blood vessel or “Ball”. Piles medically is termed Haemorrhoids, meaning “Blood Flowing”. What is Piles? Piles are actually swollen blood vessels in the lower part of the rectum and anal canal. In the initial stages the blood vessel which is swollen are internal and bleed when hard stool rubs and tears them. As the disease progresses the swollen blood vessel prolapses out of the anal canal to cause much discomfort and more bleeding. At a later stage the pile may get strangulated at the anal sphincter muscle to...

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