Piles (hemorrhoids) are enlarged blood vessels that you can get inside or around your anus. Your anal canal is the short, muscular tube with blood vessels that connects your rectum (back passage) with your anus.
An individual with piles may experience the following symptoms:
Piles are caused by increased pressure in the lower rectum.
The blood vessels around the anus and in the rectum will stretch under pressure and may swell or bulge, forming piles. This may be due to:
In the majority of cases, piles resolve on their own without the need for any treatment. However, some treatments can help significantly reduce the discomfort and itching that many people experience with piles.