Yes piles = hemorrhoids. Foreigners (no USA) know them as piles; so I was using the term for mo123's benefit.
I have tried coconut oil. I use coconut oil for a lot of things including cooking and deodorant. I did try the suggestion on making suppositories. I think that the problem is that the suppositories go up too far to help. Mine are internal but slip out after a BM. I was using coconut oil, as well as many other oils and salves, to try to shrink them or even make them go away. However, the oils make them slippery; and they just protrude again. I think I have to address these internally. I've tried a lot of herbs though. I'm thinking that surgery may be next. I hope not.