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- ‘Husband and wife, Jean and Fred, had piles for most of their lives, but were too embarrassed to seek help.’
- ‘Piles tend to be caused by factors that cause the blood vessels to swell, including anything that increases pressure inside the abdomen such as constipation, pregnancy and being overweight.’
- ‘Piles are incredibly common - at least 50 per cent of people suffer with them at some time.’
Late Middle English: probably from Latin pila ball (because of the globular form of external hemorrhoids).
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