Hemroids Symptoms

Hemorrhoid Symptoms: An Overview

Overview

Hemorrhoids, also referred to as hemroids, affect the lower rectal and anal areas of the body.  This makes it fairly easy to recognize and identify hemroid symptoms when they occur.  Even so, when hemroid symptoms are present, it is always wise to seek professional diagnosis from a physician rather than to self-diagnose, even if you are fairly sure that your condition is hemroids.

There are other medical conditions, some of which are very serious, whose symptoms mimic hemorrhoid symptoms.  Anal fissures or abscesses may have symptoms characteristic of hemroid symptoms.  Anal and rectal cancers may also present with symptoms like hemorrhoid symptoms.

There are also some less serious factors which may cause symptoms like hemorrhoid symptoms.  Symptoms like itchiness, irritation or overall sensitivity in the anal area may present like hemroid symptoms, but may actually be caused by other external factors, such as colored toilet tissues, soaps or lotions.

Common Hemorrhoid Symptoms

There are a number of common hemorrhoid symptoms that you may experience if hemroids are present:

Itchiness and Irritation

Itchiness and irritation are caused by swollen veins in the anal tissue and are the most common of all the hemorrhoid symptoms that sufferers share.  These hemroid symptoms will typically be particularly exacerbated after a bowel movement.

If you experience these hemorrhoid symptoms, it is a good idea to seek treatment as soon as possible, to prevent further irritation or a more serious case of hemroids from occurring.

Swollen Veins and Anal Walls

As mentioned earlier, hemroids are caused by swollen veins in the anal tissue.  This swelling is caused by prolonged stress or pressure on the anal area.  This pressure can be caused by a number of factors, including pregnancy, aging, obesity and lifting heavy objects.  Additionally, straining during a bowel movement, such as the kind that occurs during constipation, can result in these hemroid symptoms.

Prolapsed Hemorrhoids

When hemroids are left untreated, a whole new set of hemorrhoid symptoms may occur.  One of these hemroid symptoms is prolapse.  Prolapsed hemroids are those internal hemroids which have begun to protrude from the anal opening to the exterior of the body.  This hemroid symptom usually occurs after a bowel movement.  Straining to pass the stool may force the hemroids out of the anal opening.  Your hemroids have reached an advanced stage when hemorrhoid symptoms include prolapse, and you should seek treatment right away.  It may be necessary for a doctor to maneuver the hemroids back into position manually, using a gloved hand, or more radical measures such as surgery may be called for when confronted with this hemorrhoid symptom.

Lumps

Lumps, which can vary in size and shape, are another common hemroid symptom.  They can occur with both internal hemroids and external hemroids.  The location of internal hemroids makes lumps difficult to detect, but some common hemroid symptoms that point to internal lumps may include itchiness and burning during a bowel movement.

External hemroids that develop hemroids symptoms such as lumps also represent an advanced stage of hemorrhoids.  These hemroids can become very painful and can even develop blood clots.  Hemroid symptoms that include lumps may warrant treatment with an herbal remedy, such as HemCare.  HemCare can relieve hemroid symptoms and eliminate hemroids completely.  It is available over-the-counter in specialty drug stores or online.

Blood in the Stool

When hemorrhoid symptoms include blood in the stool, it is also an indicator that hemroids have reached and advanced stage.  The blood is the result of a tear or lesion in the hemorrhoidal tissue, and can usually be found in the toilet, on the stool, or on the toilet tissue when you wipe.  HemCare can also effectively treat this particular hemorrhoid symptom and can help heal the lesions from which bleeding occurs.

Obstructed Anal Walls

Another of the advanced hemorrhoid symptoms that you should be aware of is the feeling that you can’t completely pass your stools during a bowel movement.  The swelling and irritation that are characteristic hemroid symptoms may make the anus overly sensitive and you may experience this hemroid symptom where you feel like you cannot pass stools.  Additionally, this hemroid symptom may cause the anus to react reflexively and prevent stools from passing.

This particular hemorrhoid symptom must be addressed quickly, because being unable to pass stools can quickly develop into a serious problem.  The inability to pass stools just aggravates hemorrhoid symptoms further, and the result is a vicious cycle where hemorrhoids cause stools to become harder and drier and more difficult to pass, thereby exacerbating hemroid symptoms.