What are hemorrhoids symptoms?

How can you get to know that there are problems and you have hemorrhoids?


Hemorrhoid is a disease which isn’t discussed very often, despite the fact that it occurs in the life of the majority of people in different age. The delicacy of the disease causes a specific attitude towards it - typically, people who notice the first signs of hemorrhoids aren’t in hurry to visit a doctor because of the feeling of shame and embarrassment.

A person hopes that the disease will pass by itself, but it happens very rarely, the alarm does not work. Causes are varied. The disease is common both for men and women, the young, middle and old age, and in rare cases, even in children and adolescents have this disease. Today let's talk about more its manifestations.

Initially, for a person it can be difficult to identify hemorrhoids, as the disease is not immediately: it occurs gradually, starting with the internal hemorrhoidal bolus, which arise often almost imperceptible. The initial symptoms are easily confused with the unpleasant consequences of the usual stomach upset. A rare man, feeling mild discomfort in the rectum after stool, immediately will consult a doctor. Much more often people leave unattended the symptoms that results in the emergence of severe external nodes. In such a case the disease is treated much more difficult, so it would be better to prevent the occurrence of chronic forms of the disease. To do this, it is very important to know what hemorrhoids symptoms characteristic for men and women at different stages of the disease.


So, how to recognize the disease at its earliest stages, when the pattern of pathology remains invisible?

All initial symptoms in both men and women can be very individual. Feelings may be more or less intense. It is very important to be able to listen to yourself to your body and at the first suspicious event not hesitate to consult a doctor.

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Heaviness in the anus. This severity may initially be felt just as mild discomfort, then the discomfort can be enhanced, and may also appear unpleasant sensation of a foreign body in the rectum. The more the disease continues the more discomfort you feel. In particular, the discomfort may initially occur only during defecation, a sensation of heaviness but later may appear just before defecation, as well as after it. Gradually, the discomfort becomes permanent, there is a slight tingling sensation in the anus, it may start itching. The danger of this symptom - that it can temporarily disappear altogether, creating the illusion of the patient's full recovery. Once you have felt similar symptoms of hemorrhoids, hurry to see a doctor for a diagnosis. At this stage, the disease can be treated successfully in a short period of time. If you run a disease, the severity can turn into a severe aching pain that brings the patient a lot of pain.


Bleeding. Even minor spotting, sometimes remain on the toilet paper after a bowel movement should get you thinking, and sound the alarm. Even if the reason is not in veins of the rectum, it is necessary to address urgently to the doctor because bleeding from the rectum may be indicative of a very serious illness, up to colon cancer. Sometimes the streaks of blood can be seen in the stool. At first, the bleeding may be slight, but it increases with the running course of the disease. Particularly dangerous is a condition for pregnant women, because of what the child can suffer.

Edema. External mucosal swelling in the anus always occurs in the acute course of the disease. Due to the active inflammatory process gives the patient pain and discomfort usually sitting on a chair, or long-term fixed job. Also, the pain may be aggravated by coughing and weight lifting.


If the disease begins to progress, the symptoms become more obvious. Among them are the following:

  • There are visible hemorrhoids. Indurations in the anus - a signal that the inflammatory process has passed to the next stage. Initially, the nodes may remain in the rectum, which manifests itself only in the form of small seals, but gradually, if not timely diagnosis and treatment, they increase in size and go into an outer stage. At this stage the nodes start to drop. First time occurs only during a bowel movement, then the nodes are pulled back into the gut, but subsequently it occurs constantly, even if a person simply raises gravity.
  • Defluvium of caustic slime, which irritates the area around the anus and uncomfortable weight. Due to the composition of the mucus the patient constantly feels a burning sensation and itching in the anus. There is redness of the mucous membrane and the skin around the anus.
  • Constipation. Despite the fact that constipation is usually called as a factor causing the disease, but it can become one of the related troubles. If the hemorrhoids are located in the rectum, they may, growing in size, the pressure on the stool, preventing their free movement. Thus, this pathology can cause constipation.

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