Hemorrhoids have many symptoms such as, fistulae, fissures, itching, irritation and abscesses. But these symptoms can also be experienced in a different condition, which is not related to hemorrhoids. This condition is not life threatening or dangerous for that matter, but relieving the symptoms of hemorrhoids is ideal for you to be able to feel at ease. Some of the symptoms usually disappear after a couple of days, but there are some that reoccur which can be worse than ever.
A lot of people today have these hemorrhoids but not everyone is experiencing the symptoms that it has. Typically, the most common of all symptoms are bloody red color in the stool, toilet bowl or in the toilet paper itself.
This usually happens to people who are suffering from hemorrhoids internally. Sometimes this may also protrude outside the anus which is painful and very irritating.
When a hemorrhoid lies inside the anus, you won’t be experiencing any symptoms at all, but when it is being strained due to the passing of the bowel it causes the hemorrhoid to bleed. The straining can also cause the hemorrhoid to protrude outside the anus which can be very painful at times.
People who are experiencing hemorrhoids that are external, swelling and a painful lump that is hard will be felt around the anus. This will also cause blood clots to form around the area.
Typically doctors call this kind of condition external thrombosed hemorrhoid, that is caused by excessive rubbing, staining and cleaning of the anus. The symptoms typically are irritations, itching and as well as bleeding.
Here are some of the main symptoms of hemorrhoids:
- Lump near the anus which can sometimes be painful and sensitive
- Leaking of feces
- The anal region is swelling
- Protruding lumps in the anal area
- Pain and discomfort in the anal area
- Irritation and itching in the anal area
- Bleeding which can be seen in the stool, toilet bowl and toilet paper
It is always advisable to seek your doctors help upon experiencing any of these symptoms. The reason behind this is because, when your rectal is bleeding it can also because of cancers in the anal region and as well as colorectal.
Avoid assuming that the bleeding is only because of hemorrhoids, because you will never know what it is unless you seek your doctors help. So always make it a point to visit your doctor upon experiencing any of the symptoms.
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