Haemorrhoids: Everyone has them, but they can become problematic

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Haemorrhoids: Everyone has them, but they can become problematic

Carmen Pope

Most haemorrhoids resolve by themselves or with topical treatments

YOU FIND PAUL over by the laxatives, and he asks you what you would recommend for piles, which he says have been bothering him for the past four months, since he started a new job that involves heavy lifting. He’s pretty confident they are haemorrhoids because he can see and feel them and had them a few years ago. He says he doesn’t have time to go to the doctor at the moment.

Strictly speaking, everybody has haemorrhoids because the term technically refers to the pillow-like clusters of vascular tissue (also called hemorrho

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