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Blood In Stools - Piles


Piles are enlarged blood vessels inside or around the anus.

They can develop when these blood vessels become enlarged, which can cause

  • First degree piles may bleed but don’t come out of your anus.
  • Second degree piles come out of your anus when you are passing stools, but go back
    inside on their own afterwards.
  • Third degree piles come out of your anus and only go back inside if you physically
    push them back in.
  • Fourth degree piles always hang down from your anus and you can’t push them back
    in. They can become very swollen and painful if the blood inside them clots.
  • Chronic constipation or long-lasting diarrhoea
  • getting older – your anal canal weakens with age, which makes piles more likely
  • having a persistent cough
  • Pregnancy
  • Blood in stools
  • A lump in or around your anus
  • A slimy discharge of mucus from your anus, which may stain your underwear
  • A feeling of incomplete evacuation of stools
  • Itchy or sore skin around your anus
  • Pain and discomfort
  • Eat plenty of fibre-rich foods.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Exercise regularly.