Haemorrhoids, also called piles is a disease where the person suffers from it has swollen veins and muscles around their anus or the anal canal. These are very painful and causes lot of discomfort and itching. There are different sizes of piles found either inside or outside the anus.
While the exact cause of piles remains unknown, a number of factors which increase pressure in the abdomen are believed to be involved. This may include constipation, chronic diarrhea, lifting heavy weights, pregnancy and sitting on the toilet for a long time.
It is seen on an average around 10% of patients who go and see the doctor about piles eventually require surgical treatment.