Hemorrhoids Symptoms

Many anorectal problems, including fissures, fistulae, abscesses, or infections and itching, have similar symptoms and are incorrectly referred to as hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids usually are not dangerous or life threatening. Rarely, a patient can have bleeding so severe, that severe anemia or death may occur. In some cases, hemorrhoidal symptoms simply go away within a few days. But in most cases, hemorrhoidal symptoms eventually return, often worse than they were before. Although many people have hemorrhoids, not all experience symptoms. The following article may help identify if you have hemorrhoids.

Internal Hemorrhoids

Internal hemorrhoids may or may not be painful and often go unnoticed until one of the following conditions occurs.

Bleeding
Anal Leakage
Itching and Irritation

External Hemorrhoids

Symptoms of external hemorrhoids may include painful swelling or a hard lump around the anus that results when a blood clot forms. This condition is known as a thrombosed external hemorrhoid. In addition, excessive straining, rubbing, or cleaning around the anus may cause irritation with bleeding and/or itching, which may produce a vicious cycle of symptoms.
Protrusions (Lumps)

If you are experiencing some or all of these symptoms, then you likely have hemorrhoids. Research the proper methods of healing, and consult your physician if necessary.