Piles, also known as hemorrhoids, can get bigger due to various reasons. The most common cause is increased pressure on the veins in the rectal and anal area, leading to swelling and enlargement of the hemorrhoids.
Some factors that can contribute to increased pressure on these veins include:
- Straining during bowel movements, which can occur due to constipation or diarrhea.
- Prolonged sitting or standing, which can lead to increased pressure on the rectal and anal area.
- Pregnancy, which can cause increased pressure on the veins due to the weight of the uterus and hormonal changes.
- Obesity, which can also increase pressure on the rectal and anal area.
- Aging, which can lead to weakened and less elastic veins in the rectal and anal area.
As the hemorrhoids get bigger, they can cause discomfort, pain, itching, and bleeding. In some cases, they may also prolapse or protrude outside the anus, which can be very uncomfortable and require medical attention. Therefore, it’s important to take steps to prevent and treat piles early on to avoid complications.