Piles (in Latin called Hemorrhoid and in the language of medicine called Piles) is a disease or disorder of the anus, where the sphincter Ani or anal lips, swelling are sometimes accompanied by bleeding. In some cases, hemorrhoids are caused by errors in the motion at a particular sport, for example in the weight-bearing exercise or breathing exercise, too much sitting or standing, genetic factors (heredity), straining too hard during defecation (usually due to constipation) and may occur also in Pregnant women. But generally, the cause is due to straining during defecation too hard and too much sitting or standing, are also more prone to occur in women than men. That is because women more often experience a widening veins (eg, during menstruation or pregnancy) than men.
Piles could bleed, especially after a bowel movement, so that the dirt contains blood or there is blood on the towel / toilet paper. Blood can make the water in the toilet becomes red. But the amount of blood is usually slightly and hemorrhoids rarely lead to severe blood loss or anemia.
The swollen and painful hemorrhoids is confirmed by the results of diagnosis, in the anus and rectum area. For more serious conditions, such as a tumor or cancer, can be helped with anoscopy and sigmoidoscopy examination.