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Hemorrhoid Symptoms

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

Prolapse

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.

Blood

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.

Rectal itching

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.

Swelling

Many hemorrhoids sufferers experience swelling in the anal area. This is caused by of the rubbing and irritation of the prolapsing tissue.

Other diagnoses

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.

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