Hemorrhoids – The Ugly Truth

So What Exactly Is A Hemorrhoid?

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels acting as cushions in the anal canal which help with stool control. It is only when they become inflamed or swollen that they become “piles“, the more correct term for the condition.

While usually painless, internal hemorrhoids can cause rectal bleeding. If you see any blood in your stools or during wiping, you should consult your doctor, even if it’s only to identify that the cause is piles.… Continue Reading