A 44-year-old female asked:
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Can your weight decrease because of piles?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Not likely: Hemorrhoids (piles) are simple veins in the anal canal. Avoid constipation & sitting too long straining at the toilet. These veins should not have an affect on a person's weight. And if you have already had hemorrhoid surgery as stated in your patient information, then the hemorrhoid condition is already resolved.
Answered on Aug 7, 2013

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