FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
— What are the causes of haemorrhoids?
Haemorrhoids can develop as a result of increased pressure such as straining during bowel movements, suffering from chronic constipation or diarrhoea, obesity, pregnancy, eating a low fibre diet and heavy lifting. As you get older, you are more at risk of developing piles.
— What are the symptoms of piles?
External piles can cause irritation, swelling around the anus and bleeding. Internal haemorrhoids can cause painless bleeding during bowel movements and can push through the anal opening. A thrombosed haemorrhoid is an external haemorrhoid with blood clotted inside; it can result in severe pain and swelling and a hard lump near your anus.
— Can haemorrhoids come back after treatment?
The risk of haemorrhoids reoccurring depends on a number of factors including the treatment you initially underwent. In most cases, non-surgical techniques such as sclerotherapy or banding have a higher recurrence rate than surgical procedures. We also advise our patients to adopt lifestyle changes such as a high fibre diet and regular exercise to prevent your haemorrhoids coming back.