GETTY ImagesPiles: Avoid using this after passing a stool, or risk aggravating symptoms
Piles, or haemorrhoids as they’re also known, are swollen blood vessels that are found in or around the anus, according to the NHS.
Haemorrhoids don’t often cause any symptoms, and some people don’t even realise they have them.
But, the condition can cause a mucus discharge after passing a stool, or a soreness around the anus.
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“Using toilet paper after a bowel movement can aggravate existing haemorrhoids,” said medical website Healthline.
“Instead, using wipes can help keep you clean without causing further irritation.
“For an added boost, you can find wipes with soothing, anti-haemorrhoid ingredients like witch hazel or aloe vera.
“Make sure that the wipes you choose do not have alcohol, perfume, or other irritants in them. These