Swollen veins in the anus and rectum are Hemorrhoids (Also called Piles). Hemorrhoids can be Internal or External. Swollen veins inside the rectum are called internal Hemorrhoids. Swollen veins under the skin around anus are called external hemorrhoids.    

Sign and Symptoms:

Sign and symptoms can vary from patient to patient and depending on type of hemorrhoids.

Sign and symptoms:





          Hemorrhoids can prolapse and come out of anus.

Internal hemorrhoids are generally less painful than external hemorrhoids.

Causes of Hemorrhoids:

Chronic Constipation: Straining for stool leads to pressure on veins causing hemorrhoids.

Pregnancy: As the uterus enlarges, it causes pressure on veins and can lead to hemorrhoids.

Lifting: Heavy lifting regularly can cause hemorrhoids.

Prolonged sitting.

Being overweight.

Anal intercourse.

Diet with low fiber content in it.

Diagnosis of Hemorrhoids:

Hemorrhoids can be diagnosed by doctor by physical examination or digital rectal examination. Doctor may advise anoscopy/ sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy to cofirm/ to rule out any other cause of bleeding from rectum.

Prevention of hemorrhoids:

Increase high fiber diet like vegetable, fruits and salad.

Avoid constipation

Avoid prolonged sitting.

Avoid overlifting.

Keep your weight in control.

Drink plenty of liquids.

Frequently asked questions

Is bleeding from rectum always due to Hemorrhoids:

No, bleeding from rectum is not always due to hemorrhoids. Bleeding from rectum can be due to multiple reasons including hemorrhoids like Ulcerative Colitis, Chrohn’s Disease, anal fissures, proctitis, rectal ulcer, anal cancer or colon cancer etc.  

Which tests will diagnose Hemorrhoids:

Hemorrhoids is  generally  diagnosed  by local examination, digital

rectal examination. Doctor may advise anoscopy/ sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy to cofirm cause of bleeding from rectum.

Is Hemorrhoids Curable?

Homorrhoids is curable. Homeopathy can cure Hemorrhoids. However duration of treatment may vary from patient to patient depending upon patient’s lifestyle and dietary habits. 

Clinical Observation:

I have observed that Hemorrhoids is aggravated by food/ diet that is too Spicy/ peppery. Too much dry fruits can also aggravate hemorrhoids.

Homeopathic treatment of hemorrhoids:

There are many medicines for Hemorrhoids like Aesc-H, Aloe-S, Hamamelis- V, Arsenic Alb, Sulphur, Nux-vom, Sepia, Merc-s, Phos  etc., but no homeopathic medicine should be taken without consulting doctor. Please consult Homeopathic doctor to get rid of Hemorrhoids.  


Homoeopathy is a system of medicine that was started by Dr Samuel Hahnemann in 1796. It is based on doctrine of Similia Simlibus Curentur which means Like Cures Like.

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