Q What are the symptoms of Piles?
Pain or ache around the anus and lower bowel
(rectum), which can be really quite
There may be itching of the area especially
after passing motions.
There may be bleeding from the back passage.
This will be bright red blood, not usually mixed in with the motion, but often
seen on the toilet paper.
There is often a feeling of something coming
down, or a bulge or lump at the anus.
If a haemorrhoid at the outside of the anus
gets a blood clot in it (thrombosed external pile) it leads to a particularly
tender, hardish lump.