How a doctor would diagnose and treat piles

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Consulting your GP about piles is embarrassing, but suffering from haemorrhoids is actually a very common condition that can be managed quite effectively.   

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Piles or haemorrhoids are very common in people who suffer from long-term constipation or diarrhoea, and are associated with conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Haemorrhoids occur when veins in the anus swell and expand as a result of excessive straining, and can be very painful when sitting or passing a stool.

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