Symptoms & Causes Of Piles In Females: Contact Experts if You Are Experiencing This


One of the myths about Piles is that “ It is confined only to men”. Let us tell you that no problem comes with a gender bias mindset. The same does for Piles, both men and women can suffer it due to the sedentary lifestyle. Regardless of age, any man or woman can suffer from haemorrhoids.

As per various pieces of research, every human has haemorrhoids, and are painful only when there is an increase in its size. Haemorrhoids in females above the age of 40 are common and most women develop Piles during pregnancy.

 Dr. S.N.Baser, Piles specialist & Laser surgeon, at Harsh Hospital & Maternity Home, explains what are piles, the symptoms of piles in females, and their causes.

What are Piles?

Piles, also called haemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels in the lower part of the rectum or anal canal that when stretched are either swollen or dilated and cause irritation.

Even though piles can sometimes be painful, the fact that the normal anal tissues are hurting and swelling to this extent suggests that something really severe may have caused the pain and swelling.

What are the Types of Piles in Females?

There are essentially two different types of hemorrhoids: internal and external piles, as defined by their location within your rectum. In both cases; one of the main causes of hemorrhoids is excessive straining due to pregnancy, constipation, diarrhea, or heavy lifting.

External Haemorrhoids

External hemorrhoids tend to be the more obvious affliction, manifesting as bulges or bumps around the anus. Frequently, this type of hemorrhoid becomes itchy, swollen, irritating, and in some cases, painful. Most of those suffering from external hemorrhoids also have internal hemorrhoids and the treatment can be the same.

Internal Haemorrhoids

While external hemorrhoids may be the more obvious, internal is the more common. In fact, everyone has internal hemorrhoids; but they’re not a problem until the blood vessels within your rectum become swollen and the tissue begins to loosen. Constipation is a common cause of internal hemorrhoids; but you may not notice any pain as there are very few nerves found in that region of your rectum.

Diagnosis of Piles in Females

The Piles Specialist will initiate the diagnostic process by considering your personal and family medical histories. In addition to this, a thorough examination of the anal region will be conducted to identify specific symptoms associated with the condition. This information helps to establish a comprehensive understanding of your condition and enables the Piles doctor to make an accurate diagnosis.

Physical Examination

A crucial aspect of diagnosing piles is a physical examination of the anal region. Your doctor will carefully examine the area for various symptoms, including:

  1. Swelling or lumps: The presence of swollen veins or protrusions around the anus.
  2. Mucous discharge: Abnormal discharge of mucus from the rectum.
  3. Stool leakage: Involuntary passage of feces, which may indicate a loss of control due to hemorrhoidal issues.
  4. Skin irritation: Redness, itching, or discomfort in the anal area.
  5. Skin tags: Small, fleshy growths around the anus.
  6. Tears: Tiny cuts or fissures in the skin lining the anus.

What are the causes of piles in females?

There can be several reasons for piles in women. Below are some common causes for which the risk of piles might increase.

Pregnancy: Haemorrhoids during pregnancy are common because when the woman is 36 weeks pregnant, the baby enters the pelvic cavity thereby putting pressure on the pelvic area and this automatically leads to an increase in the size of the anal and rectal blood vessels and the formation of piles. 

One can get rid of haemorrhoids during pregnancy and after childbirth by making some lifestyle changes.

Constipation: Though this can happen to anyone but it is common in pregnant women. They are prone to feeling constipated and at times this leads to long-term constipation. When there is a lack of fiber in the diet it leads to constipation thereby putting strain on the anal canal and leading to piles or haemorrhoids.

Dr. Purva Patel, Gynaecologist, and Obstetrician at Harsh Hospital & Maternity Home, Surat has suggested opting for the consumption of prunes and stool softeners to relieve constipation in pregnant women.

Diarrhea: People who frequently suffer diarrhea or who have dealt with it for a long time may also get piles. Haemorrhoids can become more inflamed and swollen from diarrhea, which can cause inflammation and painful sensations.

Prolonged sitting: Females whose job requires sitting for a longer duration can put pressure on the hips making the gluteal muscles spread out. The small veins around the anus and rectum are stretched causing pain and swelling of the veins.

What are the Symptoms of Piles in Females?

The signs & symptoms of haemorrhoids in females depend on the type and severity of the hemorrhoids.

  • Bleeding
  • Discomfort and pain during bowel movement
  • Itching or irritation in and around the anal canal
  • The area around the anus becomes red and sore
  • Blood on the toilet paper
  • Hard lump around the anus
  • Mucus in your underwear or on toilet paper after wiping your bottom.
  • Feeling of constipation

Symptoms might be bothersome or distressing, but they usually go away within a few days. One can try home remedies for haemorrhoids such as consuming more fiber-rich food, drinking a lot of water, and taking a sitz bath that helps in getting relief from pain.

Who is the Best Piles Specialist in Surat?

Haemorrhoids are very frequent, affecting 40 to 50% of the population. Even after trying home remedies and making relevant lifestyle changes, the symptom of piles in females might be severe.

If you are looking for a Piles clinic in Surat, Harsh Hospital & Maternity Home is the best choice. It is a multispeciality hospital wherein you can find Doctors for Piles & Gynaecologists doctors in Surat.

If a patient’s haemorrhoids persist for more than one week, it is always advised to consult Piles Specialists. Qualified Piles Surgeons will be able to treat all kinds of piles in females, particularly during pregnancy and after childbirth. Make an appointment with our leading Piles Doctor for more information or personalized advice.

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