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Hemorrhoids Symptoms - Identifying these can help treat the Problem early

Get rid of HemorrhoidsAre you worried about Hemorrhoids and not sure if you really have them? Do you wish to run a reality check to identify the symptoms that are indicative of Hemorrhoids? If yes, this article is going to be of immense help to you to identify the symptoms. The major reasons behind the occurrence of Hemorrhoids are lack of exercise, low-fiber diet, sitting for prolonged period of time, frequent bouts of constipation or diarrhea, high intake of spicy foods, and pregnancy. Here is a list of few Hemorrhoids symptoms which are indicative of the fact that you might have developed the problem:


  • Noticing bright red blood on the toilet paper.
  • Noticing steaks of blood with bowel movement.
  • Feeling of incomplete bowel movement.
  • Noticing hardened or tender lumps near the rectal area
  • Pain on sitting down for a bowel movement.
  • Constant itching at the anal or rectal site.

The above symptoms can be a sign that you have Hemorrhoids (Hemroids) present so if you have doubt that you have them, you should check with your doctor for the confirmation of the same. Medically, Hemorrhoids can be of two types based on their location; external Hemorrhoids and internal Hemorrhoids. External Hemorrhoids are hard and painful lumps that tend to develop around the rectum and also called thrombosed or clotted Hemorrhoids. They may vary in size from very small to as large as the size of a golf ball. Internal Hemorrhoids on the other hand are swollen small veins located in the wall of the anal canal. They can be sagging and large. Sometimes they are squeezed out by anal muscles and they become very painful if they bulge out. They might lead to some mucus discharge that you can notice on the toilet paper or with bowel movement.

Hemorrhoids SymptomsIt is important to have a physical examination done with your primary care practitioner if you notice internal Hemorrhoids symptoms or external Hemorrhoids symptoms. These account as the major diagnosis in case of rectal bleeding with the patients who are around 50 years of age. Your physician may use a short lighted scope to examine the rectal area and may also use a gloved finger to examine the rectum. Most of the people who have painful and swollen Hemorrhoids are advised about using sitz baths and cold towels to relieve the pain and discomfort. Keeping your symptoms in mind, you physician might also advise you to do plenty of exercise, eat a high-fiber diet, fruits, whole grains, vegetables, and drink good amount of water.

Most of the Hemorrhoids symptoms in women tend to show up in pregnancy but a few months after the delivery, these symptoms tend to abate and do not prove to be troublesome.  However, in case of stubborn and persistent symptoms, your physician may advise you about Hemorrhoidectomy which is a surgical technique to remove the Hemorrhoids. But surgery is the last option given the fact that other treatment measures fail to work. There are treatments that are directed to shrink away the Hemorrhoids by reducing the blood supply to them. Use of stool softeners can also ease up the discomfort during the bowel movement. So, if you tend to notice any of the Hemorrhoid symptoms, you should seek medical advice to find out the right treatment for you.