Danger signals

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When to ask for help…

Most cases of piles (hemorrhoids) resolve with time without any treatment, but may occasionally return. Immediately consult the doctor if you are having:

  • persistent or heavy bleeding.
  • abdominal pain.
  • a change in the normal bowel habit (lasting more than two weeks).
  • if piles (hemorrhoids) begin for the first time in someone over theage of 45.
  • persistent pain around the anus.
  • bleeding where the blood is dark red or mixed with the stools.