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Haemorrhoids (Piles)

Haemorrhoids (piles) are swellings containing enlarged blood vessels found inside or around the rectum and anus.

In numerous cases, haemorrhoids don’t cause symptoms and some people don’t notice or realise that they have them.

Haemorrhoids are not usually painful, unless their blood supply slows down or is interrupted.


Local commissioning policies are in place for this condition

Please be aware that there are local commissioning policies in place for this condition. This means that certain treatments may not be available to you on the NHS.

Please click here for more information, a patient information sheet that supports the policy can be found here.


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