Piles are blood filled lumps coming from the bottom. They can cause the following symptoms
Bleeding from the bottom
A lump which comes down when the bowels are opened
How are piles diagnosed?
Usually piles can be diagnosed in the clinic by listening to the symptoms a person has and examining the bottom. Often it will be necessary to carry out a camera test either a colonoscopy or a flexible sigmidoscopy. It is important that you seek medical attention to check that you symptoms are due to piles ad nothing else.
How are piles treated?
There are a number of options for the treatment of piles including:
Rubber band treatment
Haemorrhoidal artery ligation operation (HALO)
Stapled haemorrhoidectomy (PPH)
Your surgeon can advise you which operations are suitable for you after a consultation,