When the pressure on the veins in the rectal region increases, they swell. These swellings resemble a bag of worm and are referred as Piles or Haemorrhoids. The term Haemorrhoids is more used in the American continent. There are two types of piles, namely, internal piles and external piles. Internal piles are more common than external piles. This write up is about the four grades of internal piles, its management and the surgical options given by piles surgeons.
Piles generally happen when the pressure in the veins in the rectal region increases and they swell like a bag of worms. This pressure is mainly due to constipation. Other reasons responsible are pregnancy, lifting heavy weights using improper lifting techniques, or chronic diarrhoea. We are aware that piles or haemorrhoids can be internal or external. We will delve deep into internal piles in this post.