What are some of the most common signs of hemorrhoids?
Everyone has heard about hemorrhoids. They are particularly scary, and no one wants to experience the symptoms. However, avoiding them can be difficult, especially if you do not have a proper diet or if you lead a very sedentary life. And, although sometimes they subside on their own, it is important to be aware of the most common symptoms; so that, should you have them, you can consult a specialist for hemorrhoid treatment.
Hemorrhoids are dilated veins located along the walls of the lower rectum and anus, due to an increase in pressure. These dilated veins cause lumps on the inside and outside portions of the anus; they can be very painful, and, even, bleed. There can be two types: internal and external. There may be several different causes which give rise to hemorrhoids, from pregnancy to lifting a lot of weight frequently, or they may even result from constipation or constant diarrhea, either one of the two. This is why you must take good care of your digestive system to avoid digestive issues.
How can you identify if you have hemorrhoids?
External hemorrhoids create lumps. The lump, or clot, can become larger and more painful if the hemorrhoid is not treated in time. Internal hemorrhoids are not visible, the lump cannot be perceived, but they can still bleed. Bleeding is usually slight.
Another symptom of hemorrhoids is the feeling of not emptying your rectum after using the bathroom. You may also experience irritation or swelling. Discomfort and inconveniences caused by hemorrhoids are very clear and may be identified, especially due to the bleeding.
What should you do if you have hemorrhoids?
The most important thing is to visit a specialist, such as a gastroenterologist, as soon as possible to have your case assessed and avoid potential complications. There are several methods to relieve hemorrhoids, and an expert can provide the fastest and most viable solution for you. Contact us if you are experiencing problems! We can help you to accurate diagnosis.