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Piles (Haemorrhoids)

Updated 15 May 2018

Symptoms of haemorrhoids

Usually, painless bright red blood appears on the stool, on toilet paper, or in the toilet bowl.

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Symptoms may, however, depend on the location of the haemorrhoid (internal or external).

Other symptoms may include:

  • Pain or discomfort in the anal area

  • Itching in the anal area 

  • Swelling around the anus

  • A lump that can be felt in or around the anus

  • Difficulty maintaining anal hygiene



Reviewed by Dr Britta Dedekind, General Surgeon at Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital. MBChB, FCS (SA), MMED (UCT). April 2018.