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Haemorrhoids (Piles) Treatment

Our online haemorrhoids (piles) treatment clinic offers a range of options to ease symptoms of piles and promote healing. Begin your journey to relief with a free online consultation now and access the treatment best suited for your needs.

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What are Haemorrhoids?

Haemorrhoids, commonly referred to as piles, are swollen veins in your rectum or anus. They are often a source of discomfort and pain that require effective and targeted treatment to clear up. They can develop internally, within the rectum, or externally, around the anus.

Haemorrhoids may result from straining during bowel movements, prolonged sitting, chronic constipation or diarrhoea, obesity, pregnancy, and a low-fibre diet. The risk of developing haemorrhoids increases with age as the tissues supporting the veins in the rectum and anus can weaken and stretch​.

Symptoms of Haemorrhoids

The symptoms of haemorrhoids vary depending on their location. Internal haemorrhoids may cause painless bleeding during bowel movements, whereas external haemorrhoids might present with pain, discomfort, and swelling around the anus. In some cases, haemorrhoids can become thrombosed, forming clots and causing severe pain and inflammation.

Haemorrhoids Treatment Options

While piles can often be treated at home, there are certain situations when it’s important to see a doctor or pharmacist:

  • If your symptoms don’t improve after a week of home treatment, such as dietary changes, over-the-counter creams, and warm baths.
  • If you experience any rectal bleeding, which can be a sign of a more serious condition.
  • If haemorrhoids cause severe pain or discomfort, especially if it interferes with your daily activities.
  • If you have haemorrhoids that protrude outside the anus and cause significant pain or bleeding.
  • If you develop a painful blood clot within an external haemorrhoid.

Prescription Haemorrhoids Medication & Treatment

For effective treatment of haemorrhoids, prescription ointments, such as Scheriproct and Xyloproct, are often used to relieve symptoms and reduce swelling. You can also try prescription creams, like Anusol Plus HC.

For more severe cases of haemorrhoids, your GP or pharmacist may refer you to a specialist. This will typically involve a minimally invasive procedure, like rubber band ligation or coagulation. In some cases, the specialist may suggest sclerotherapy, which is an injection to harden the haemorrhoid tissue, resulting in its reduction and shrivelling up. 

Over-the-Counter Haemorrhoids Treatment

Over-the-counter (OTC) treatments for piles include Anusol Cream and Germaloid Suppositories designed to reduce swelling and discomfort.

In some cases, ibuprofen can also help to manage pain and discomfort. Your GP or pharmacist may advise you to take oral pain relief alongside prescription haemorrhoid treatments to help manage uncomfortable symptoms.

OTC treatments for haemorrhoids should be used for a limited duration, usually not more than a week, to avoid skin irritation around the anus. These treatments are best combined with dietary and lifestyle changes for effective management of haemorrhoid symptoms

Lifestyle & Dietary Changes

Managing haemorrhoids often starts with lifestyle and dietary changes. To reduce the risk of piles or manage existing symptoms, consider:

  • Increasing dietary fibre intake to soften stools and reduce straining.
  • Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  • Avoiding prolonged sitting, especially on the toilet.
  • Exercising regularly to prevent constipation.
  • Using moist toilet paper or baby wipes for gentle cleaning.

How to Prevent Haemorrhoids

Preventing haemorrhoids involves a combination of lifestyle changes and dietary adjustments.

  • Avoid Straining: Straining during bowel movements increases pressure on the veins in the rectum and anus, leading to haemorrhoids.
  • Limit Time in the Bathroom: Spending extended periods on the toilet, especially while reading or using a phone, can increase the risk of haemorrhoids. The seated position puts extra stress on your anal blood vessels.
  • Posture on the Toilet: Elevate your feet on a low stool during bowel movements to reduce strain.
  • Dietary Changes: Include more high-fibre food in your diet and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, which can lead to hard stools. You should also be mindful of foods that irritate your bowels, such as lactose in dairy products or gluten.
  • Regular Exercise: Moderate exercise helps prevent constipation and reduces pressure on veins. Activities like walking, yoga, and biking are beneficial, but avoid heavy weightlifting that can increase abdominal pressure.

Haemorrhoids (Piles) FAQs

While haemorrhoids themselves are not usually dangerous, they can lead to complications like anaemia or strangulated haemorrhoids in rare cases. Persistent or severe symptoms should always be evaluated by a doctor to rule out other serious conditions, such as colorectal cancer.

Yes, there are two main types of haemorrhoids:

  • Internal haemorrhoids, which are inside the rectum and usually painless.
  • External haemorrhoids, which are under the skin around the anus and can be painful or itchy. 

Sometimes, internal haemorrhoids prolapse or extend outside the anus, causing more discomfort.

While diet and lifestyle changes might not cure piles, they can significantly alleviate symptoms and prevent future occurrences. A diet rich in fibre, proper hydration, regular exercise, and avoiding prolonged sitting can help manage and reduce the risk of haemorrhoids.

No, surgery is not always necessary to treat haemorrhoids. Most cases of piles can be managed effectively with over-the-counter treatments, prescription medications, and lifestyle changes. Surgery is typically reserved for more severe cases or haemorrhoids that do not respond to other treatments.

Pregnancy can increase the risk of developing haemorrhoids due to the added pressure on the pelvic area and hormonal changes. Pregnant women are advised to follow preventive measures and consult their GP if they experience symptoms.

Over-the-counter treatments, such as creams and suppositories containing hydrocortisone, witch hazel, or other soothing agents, can provide temporary relief from mild piles symptoms. However, they are not a cure and should be part of a broader prescription treatment.

Customer Reviews

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Based on 68 reviews
Ibrahim Ahsan
Ibrahim Ahsan
01/07/2023
Very helpful staff, never had any issues with this pharmacy, 100% recommend
Julie Beardsley
Julie Beardsley
17/05/2023
Very professional service. Just like having your very own pharmacist. Brilliant
Mohammed Khan
Mohammed Khan
09/05/2023
Just had private bloods taken short wait time very thorough good price nice lady would recommend.
Sarah Smithies
Sarah Smithies
07/05/2023
It is great to have somewhere local that does blood testing. The staff are lovely, helpful and experienced. They fit me in last minute. There is never a wait and the results back within a day or two.
Bob.b
Bob.b
27/03/2023
After refusal of doctors appointment same old same old ring back etc. I was invited at 5.25 to see doctor I drove over immediately. Everything fully explained and checked over I was leaving by 6pm with penicillin for strep throat. Had I followed my doctors receptionist I would probably have suffered longer and increased the chances of a worse infection.I Great efficient service.
Lisa Lowther
Lisa Lowther
17/03/2023
Fantastic service went for blood done very fast very friendly fantastic customer service

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