Piles can occur among men or women at any time. There is no prior warning associated with piles. There is presence of haemorrhoids (piles) in every human being. But inflamed piles do not always have symptoms which are easy to realise.
Haemorrhoids are vascular structures in the anal canal which help with stool control. In their physiological state they act as a cushion composed of arterio-venous channels and connective tissue that aid the passage of stool. They become pathological (piles) when swollen or inflamed. Piles are a very common ailment that may affect men or women at any age. Piles may be internal or external.