From the last two days I'm getting blood in my stools even some blood drops come in the toilet after passing stools. I don't have any pain or irritation or any thing else. Are these the symptoms for piles?

Piles, or hemorrhoids, are not only an extremely painful condition, but can also lead to a significant amount of embarrassment in social circles for the sufferer. The condition is characterized by the inflammation of the veins in the anal region which may or may not also include a noticeable amount of blood loss. The condition predominantly exists in two forms – internal and external. In the internal type of the condition, the swelling of the veins around the anus are not visibly present as they exist inside the anus but lead to considerable bleeding. While in the external type, the inflammation is noticeably present outside the anus, however, there isn’t all that much blood loss. In most cases, sufferers are likely to experience a combination of the two types where the condition starts of being internal and then slowly graduates to an external visibility.

The most common causes of the condition include Constipation, excessive straining during bowel movements and pregnancy. Liver disease is also known to increase the pressure on the hemorrhoid veins, causing them to swell. Almost 1 in every 2 people is affected by the condition on at least one occasion by the time they reach the age of 50. Some of the most common symptoms that arise with the condition include chronic constipation and bleeding that may occur during or after a bowel movement. A lack of physical activity and sitting for long hours is a major cause of irregular bowel movements, which could also lead to the development of this condition.

Mango is considered to be extremely beneficial when dealing with piles. Collect some of the seeds and dry them in the shade before grinding them into a powder and storing the powder for use when required. Have about 2 grams of this powder along with some honey twice every day for best results. The leaves of turnip have also been found to have medicinal properties that help combat the condition and you should extract the juice from them and give the patient about 150 ml of it. However, one must ensure that a healthy diet that includes a high intake of raw fruits and vegetables is being strictly followed in order for the turnip juice to be effective. Rubbing about 30 grams of onions in some water and adding about 60 grams of sugar to it will create a solution that should be taken twice, every day. This will bring a significant amount of relief to the patient and is also a very effective remedy when treating a condition of dry piles.

answered by G M

Internal piles often bleed and there are no other symptoms - if you are concerned have them checked to ensure there are no other problems - proprietary creams to shrink internal or external piles can be useful to get them under control, ice placed on piles and even internally will help shrink them too.  Chestnut is the homeopathic remedy of choice being Aesculus 6x - hatha yoga also helps this complaint, high water intake, no constipation - all these help. Constipation and straining often cause piles and  this is dietary dependent - a healthy diet gives a healthy gut.  Drinking strong tea whether as chai or with or without milk is one of the causes of piles so drink something else for a while to give them a rest.  There is also a pressure point right at the top of the head which when stimulated will give relief - find the crown of the head and see if you can locate a sensitive spot there and rub it hard morning and night. Start the day with a big drink of pure water at least a litre.

answered by J R M

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