Haemorrhoids or piles is a condition where the inside lining of the bowel is forced out by a constipated hard stool. On the outside the lining becomes dry and itchy, as well as bleeding to touch. Keeping the stool (Bowel motion) soft and using local creams can help alleviate suffering.


Prior to having a bowel motion insert two glycerine suppositories and wait 20 – 30 minutes before defaecating. Afterwards insert a suppository such as Scheriproct (available from your doctor), up to twice a day, until the swelling settles. If replacing the Haemorrhoid do not use the tip of your finger but the flat aspect to avoid damaging the pile.

Getting help
If you wish to make an appointment to seek further advice and or treatment, please email Dr Harrington's secretary.