Aargh! I know piles are traditionally a source of lighthearted amusement, but I now discover they're quite painful (although still amusing in a low key way). I'm off work today as I can barely sit down (and I certainly won't be using the time to go out on my bike). Any tips on how to, er, deal with them? How can they be cured? How important a factor is one's diet? Apologies for raising such an unsavoury subject.