Patient discussion about pile

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Q. What are hemorrhoids?

A1Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal canal. This common problem can be painful, but it’s usually not serious.

Veins can swell inside the anal canal to form internal hemorrhoids. Or they can swell near the opening of the anus to form external hemorrhoids. You can have both types at the same time. The symptoms and treatment depend on which type you have.

Source: WebMD
A2Hi Macayle,

See this video which will really help you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx1q-ziAFZ0&eurl=http://www.imedix.com/health_community/vlx1q-ziAFZ0_hemorrhoid_treatment_prevention?q=What%20are%20hemorrhoids?&feature=player_embedded
A3The term hemorrhoids refers to a condition in which the veins around the anus or lower rectum are swollen and inflamed. Hemorrhoids may result from straining to move stool. Other contributing factors include pregnancy, aging, chronic constipation or diarrhea, and anal intercourse. Hemorrhoids are either inside the anus—internal—or under the skin around the anus—external. For the full article: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/hemorrhoids/

This may also help:
http://www.medicinenet.com/hemorrhoids/article.htm

Hope this helps.

Q. What are the symptoms of hemorrhoids?

My husband complains that when he goes to the bathroom he bleeds. Does this mean he has hemorrhoids?
A1The commonest symptom of internal hemorrhoids is bright red blood in the toilet bowl or on one's feces or toilet paper. However, Many anorectal problems, including fissures, fistulae, abscesses, or irritation and itching (pruritus ani), have similar symptoms and are incorrectly referred to as hemorrhoids. If he is also in pain, then go see a Doctor.
A2Symptoms
Bleeding during bowel movements, itching, and rectal pain are the most common hemorrhoid symptoms.

External hemorrhoids
Rectal pain occurs mainly with external hemorrhoids. Blood may pool under the skin, forming a hard, painful lump. This is called a thrombosed, or clotted, hemorrhoid. You might also notice streaks of blood on the toilet paper after straining to pass a stool.

Internal hemorrhoids
The most common symptom of internal hemorrhoids is rectal bleeding. You may find bright red streaks of blood on the toilet paper or bright red blood in the toilet bowl after having a normal bowel movement. Blood also may be visible on the surface of the stool. Other symptoms of internal hemorrhoids may include:

Itching. This is a frequent complaint, because internal hemorrhoids often seep mucus, which can irritate the anal skin and cause itching.
For full article:
http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/hemorrhoids-symptoms Hope this helps.
A3possibly,does his butt itch,might try taking a sitze bath

Q. How to prevent Hemorrhoids?

My brother is suffering from Hemorrhoids. I am very worried about getting them to and want to know how can I prevent them?
A1it's time to change to a healthier diet..one with fibers and vegetables.avoid causes like: Increased straining during bowel movements,portal hypertension, Obesity and Excessive consumption of alcohol or caffeine.
A2In order to prevent Hemorrhoids. Eat a high-fiber diet to keep your stool soft, drink lots of fluids, and don't strain during bowel movements.

Q. Where are good places to go for true info and treatment for hemorrhoids?

AYou should try this - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemmorrhoid#Treatments

Q. Pulling pain in anus.

Dear friends, I am 32. I feel a Pulling pain in anus sometimes while i finish passing stool and some times when i sit for long time. No bleeding so far. Is it a symptoms of piles? If so what can be done to cure it without going to doctor or operation. Please help me. This pain makes me to feel that i am very old.
A1horsechestnut is supposed to help...here is some info about it:
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/horsechestnut/index.htm#uses

but i wouldn't get my hopes high.
A2Could i eat something to cure it without operating? Thank you for your patience.
A3Thank you so much dominicus... one more question, if it is found as piles, can it be cured WITHOUT operating? Thanks in advance!
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