It’s a right pain in the bum

Haemorrhoids, or piles, are not pretty or pleasant. They are at best uncomfortable, and all too often searingly painful. They often bleed, can be extremely itchy, and cause all sorts of problems when passing a stool.

Pregnancy and post-labour are common times to get haemorrhoids, but they can occur at any time.

Everyone has blood filled cushions, or haemorrhoidal tissue, around their anus. If these become enlarged they can lead to haemorrhoids.

You only really know if you have internal haemorrhoids if you have a bit of bleeding on passing a stool. It’s the external ones that cause people most trouble.

Causes can be straining for a stool during constipation, lifting heavy loads frequently (young children?!) and the pressure from the baby during later stages of pregnancy.

With all this, thank goodness homeopathy can help!

For some external relief try Aesulus Hamamelis cream. This herbal cream can relieve pain and itchiness in a short time frame.

For long lasting effects and a quick recovery have a look at some of the main homeopathic remedies for haemorrhoids below.

Always make sure you look up the whole remedy picture before deciding on it, as the closer the fit to the remedy the more likely it will help. See this blog for more information on how to choose a remedy.

Aesculus hippocastanum

  • Painful, bleeding, itchy, large haemorrhoids.
  • Lower backache and constipation.
  • Better for a warm bath or warm application.
  • Worse when standing and walking.

Hamamelis virginica

  • Large, bleeding, painful haemorrhoids. Feeling sore and bruised.
  • Often indicated for post-labour haemorrhoids.


  • Bleeding, burning, itching, large, external or internal haemorrhoids.
  • Unpleasant discharges.
  • Constipation.

Nux vomica

  • Large, bleeding, itchy haemorrhoids.
  • Better for bathing in cold water.
  • Constipation.

Nitric acid

  • Burning, splinter-like pain, with large haemorrhoids.
  • Worse after a stool.
  • Pain may last for 1-2 hours following a bowel movement.

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