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What Happens If You Leave Piles Untreated?

What Happens If You Leave Piles Untreated?
by Jeevitha
8th November 2021
3 minutes read

Any ailment if ignored and left untreated can lead to serious health problems. Similarly, piles if left untreated can lead to certain complications that can be extremely painful. Therefore, it is important that you get a timely treatment right from the early stage of piles to avoid the condition from degrading further.

There 4 different hemorrhoid stages which decide the type of care and treatment for the condition.

Stage 1

The anal canal is lined by soft tissue which is covered by mucus for the purpose of passing stool easily. Due to increased pressure on the anal canal due to chronic constipation and many other reasons, the soft tissues droop from their positions and form a swelling.


Stage 2:

As the condition further escalates, the swelling increases. This is the point where the patient faces pain during defecation. Along with pain, you can see bleeding as the stools push the hemorrhoids and cause abrasions.


Stage 3:

If you ignore stage 2 – bleeding and discomfort while passing stools, the hemorrhoids reach stage 3. At this stage the hemorrhoids grow larger in size and start prolapsing out of the anus.

third stage

Stage 4:

If you still ignore piles beyond stage 3, the hemorrhoids reach the 4th stage and they completely prolapse out of the anus. They are called as ‘Anal tags’. This the most advanced stage of piles which can be cured only by surgery.


Piles if left untreated can lead to anemia and strangulated hemorrhoids may occur — when blood supply to an internal hemorrhoid is cut off and the hemorrhoid becomes strangulated, causing extreme pain and leading to gangrene.

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If you are experiencing symptoms such as discomfort or pain while passing the stool along with bleeding, do not ignore even the slightest symptoms. Consult your doctor before the condition escalates further.

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