Hemroids is identified as piles caused to the swelling of rectum veins. Anyone of any group can suffer from hemroids, but it’s much more common in people over the age of 40. And it’s estimated that roughly 40% of the population will suffer from hemroids to some degree at least once in their life time. Anyway, typically the swelling of the rectum veins occurs around the anus opening, hence why a sufferer will experience some pain when defecating.
There are two types of hemroids; internal hemroids and external hemroids. It self explanatory to be honest… internal hemroids are inside of the anus, and external hemroids form outside of the anus where they are visible. Typically, internal hemroids are painless BUT straining or irritation from passing stool can injure the hemroids delicate surface and cause it to bleed out. However, external hemroids can be very painful since blood may form in an external hemroid and form a clot causing severe pain, swelling, burning sensation and inflammation.
So the common symptoms of hemroids are…
– Bleeding. The bleeding that is associated with hemroids is generally painless, and hemroid sufferers only notice the bleeding when they have a bowel movement. The blood will appear on the toilet paper, or on the toilet seat. Usually when someone discovers blood during or after a bowel movement they will panic, but the culprit is usually hemroids.
– Itching and irritation. Hemroids usually causes a great deal of discomfort in the sufferer since the leakage of fluids from the anus can irritate the fragile tissues in and around the anus area.
– Anal leakage. If a sufferers hemroids is severe enough, then the sufferer may experience anal leakage. Faeces may leak from the anus since the rectum is kept open by large hemroids. This can often be quite an embarrassment for the sufferer since a certain smell does get released from the faeces.
– Protrusions. A sufferer may feel as if they need to go to toilet AGAIN, after they’ve just passed a bowel movement. Usually after the first bowel movement they feel as if they need to go again.