Common Hemorrhoid Symptoms
Hemorrhoids (also called piles) are an incredibly common problem – yet telling your doctor about them can seem embarrassing and stressful. If you have hemorrhoid symptoms, don’t suffer in silence. The sooner you get diagnosed and treated, the better your life and your health will be – and the less likely you are to have complications or require surgery.
Symptoms of Hemorrhoids
In some instances, the hemorrhoids will prolapse (come down through the anal canal), requiring the sufferer to push the tissue back in place, while in others the prolapsed tissue will reduce on its own.
If you notice a small amount of blood on toilet paper after a bowel movement, or see blood in your stool, you might be seeing the signs of hemorrhoids. This blood will typically be bright red in color.
An itchy feeling either on the rectum or in the interior of the rectum is one of the most common and irritating hemorrhoid symptoms. In addition to being bothersome, vigorous scratching of the afflicted area can lead to infections if the skin is broken.
Incomplete bowel movements
Many hemorrhoids sufferers experience what can be described as an incomplete bowel movement, which means they feel like the movement is not fully completed. Attempting to have another bowel movement without success can make hemorrhoids worse due to increased straining. This is a frequent side effect of hemorrhoids, and can lead to further health issues.
Some of these hemorrhoid symptoms can also be a sign of more serious gastrointestinal issues, such as colorectal cancer, colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome and others. That’s why it’s important to talk to a doctor about your symptoms and get an accurate diagnosis as early as possible. Contact CRH today to find a hemorrhoid physician in your area and get started on the road to living hemorrhoid free.