What are the symptoms of Hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoid symptoms include itching, inflammation, burning, swelling and bleeding in the anal area. The bleeding can be quite alarming as it is bright red during bowel movement and may make you believe that something is terribly wrong. Although hemorrhoids is not life threatening, it is advisable to consult a doctor if symptoms persist and you are in pain.
Hemorrhoids symptoms to look out for :
- Pain during bowel movement
- Rectal bleeding during bowel movement
- Inflammation of the anus
- Itching and mucous discharge around anus
- Tear in anus that may cause sharp pain
Types of Hemorrhoids:
External Hemorrhoids - Affecting mainly younger people, external hemorrhoids can be very painful. Found under the skin at the anus opening, it can become hard and painful when a blood clot forms. When it swells, it hardens and becomes purple.
Internal Hemorrhoids - Found inside the rectum, this type of hemorrhoid is usually painless as rectal tissues lack nerve fibers, but will cause bright red bleeding during bowel movement.
Prolapsed Hemorrhoids - Prolapsed hemorrhoids can become thrombosed meaning the protruding clots can no longer recede back into the rectum. A prolapsed hemorrhoid means that an internal hemorrhoid has collapsed and is now protruding outside the anus. Usually there will also be heavy bleeding and mucous discharge and can be extremely painful.
See a doctor. Normally a lotion or topical cream with nitroglycerin together with antibiotics will cure the problem if it is hemorrhoids or rectal fissures.
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But here is the important thing : Check with your doctor especially if you have persisting rectal bleeding or pain. If no hemorrhoids or rectal fissures are found, it could mean something much more serious that needs immediate medical attention.
The information is for reference only and is not medical advise.