Pain in the Rear: Haemorrhoid Help

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Haemorrhoids can be painful and a big inconvenience. There is no getting around this fact. Millions of people per year either develop piles or continue to suffer flare ups. Anyone can get haemorrhoids at any point of their life. Most cases effect adults as strain on the body starts to become more prevalent. Understanding how to avoid and treat them means knowing what they are.

Pain Rear

Piles are swollen or bulged veins near the opening of the anus. This happens when too much pressure or strain is put on the pelvic systems that control bowel movements. External and internal types can occur in anyone at any time. Both types can occur at the same time if enough damage is done. The exact causes are unknown however.

Men and women alike are susceptible to developing haemorrhoids. Men tend to lift heavier objects or even use strenuous workouts. This excess strain on the body creates opportunities for piles to form. Constipation and diarrhea increase irritation of normal functioning systems.

normal functioning systems

Women are also at risk during late pregnancy. The weight of a growing foetus and increase appetite put strain on the pelvic area. Hormonal changes that causes constipation is also prevalent. Constipation increases the urge to use the bathroom and therefore you strain in order to gain relief.

Other risk factors for both men and women include:

  • Excess weight
  • Heavy strain on the bowels
  • Poor diet
  • Poor water intake
  • Certain medications
  • Family history


The most common symptoms associated with piles are burning and itching. General discomfort and pain when sitting or standing can also occur. Bleeding from the site is also common. Internal and external haemorrhoids can both cause these signs.

In order to avoid symptom flare up or irritation, prevent use of regular toilet paper. Using rough textures can cause more bleeding and pain. Instead use personal wet wipes or take a shower to gently clean the area.

Pain Symptoms Haemorrhoid

More serious issues of anal fissures, inflammatory bowel disease and colon polyps mimic piles. These could also develop if a person doesn’t treat the initial problem effectively.


Home treatments of hemorrhoid relief include a small arrangement of options. Pain relievers could help control pain and inflammation. Warm spritz baths can also sooth irritation and act as a better way to clean after using the bathroom.

Treatments hemorrhoid relief

Diet and lifestyle changes are able to better aid in preventing flare ups. Avoid spicy foods. Drink recommended amount of water. Proper water intake increases digestive health and will flush the system of harmful irritants.

Medicated creams and wipes are available to provide more instant relief of itching, burning and general discomfort. These work by cooling the area and applying small amounts of medication to help shrink down engorged blood vessels. Prescriptions may be able to help reduce effected blood vessels.

Haemorrhoid blood vessels

For extreme cases surgical options often the best way to rid of problematic areas. Highly reoccurring polyps pose a risk to overall health and well-being. Physicians have treatment plans to more permanently remove piles.

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