Piles: the basics

Itchy, sore, pains in the bum, piles can really get in the way of your day.

Piles (or ‘haemorrhoids’) are the result of increased pressure on the blood vessels in your bottom - causing either internal piles, the most common form, tucked up and away. Or external piles, which protrude from your back passage.

Although it’s easy to feel embarrassed, piles are much more common than you think! One in two people in the UK will experience them at some point - so, there’s no need to suffer in silence.

With an effective treatment in place, you can get back to doing everything you enjoy. So, take a look around, find the information you need, and let’s get things sorted!

What causes piles?

What causes piles?

There are plenty of confusing myths about piles… Here’s what really causes them.

Causes
Not sure it’s piles?

Not sure it’s piles?

Check if your symptoms match the ones on our key symptoms list. And, if you’re still in any doubt, talk to your doctor.

Symptoms
Finding relief

Finding relief

Creams, ointments or suppositories, with or without hydrocortisone. As well as soothing & cleansing wipes, whichever you need, or prefer, we have a treatment for you.

Treatment
Preventing piles

Preventing piles

Although you can’t guarantee that piles won’t return, you can take these healthy lifestyle steps to make a big difference.

Prevention
Where to buy

Where to buy?

Anusol™ is available at most supermarkets and pharmacies. Find out where your local shop is, or buy online.

Shop now
Our Range

Our range

The Anusol™ range includes creams, ointments, suppositories, and even wipes - everything you’ll need for effective relief.

Our range
Get in touch

Get in touch

If you’d like to get in touch about one of our products, you can talk to us directly.

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Anusol is the UK's #1 piles treatment*

* Based on Nielsen UK unit sales at all retailers 21.03.2020.
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