Hemorrhoids, 22 Signs That You Have Them: Part 2
Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the rectum and anus. Watch out for things like blood on the toilet paper, itching and pain during bowel movements, and bright red blood on any wipe (whether it’s a wet wipe or tissue). They can be painful and uncomfortable to deal with, so if you notice any of these symptoms, then see your doctor as soon as possible. Symptoms include:
12) Pregnancy – pregnancy resembles other types except during pregnancy they are more likely to be accompanied by bleeding. Hemorrhoid pain during pregnancy is joint because they are swollen blood vessels that easily bleed when they break, but they shouldn’t bleed this much during a normal bowel movement. Symptoms in pregnancy are also very itchy, making itching even worse for pregnant women.
13) Rectal Prolapse – rectal prolapse requires immediate medical attention because it can cause permanent damage if left untreated. In some cases, they may protrude from the anus and stay outside the body until a person manually pushes them back inside. Still, prolapses are piles that protrude during bowel movements and then go back into the body when they are done. Prolapse isn’t Hemorrhoid disease, but it should be treated before they reach this stage because surgery becomes complicated.
14) Small Growths – These may also be tumors that require immediate medical attention. Hemorrhoid tumors are large lumps that start off feeling flat and smooth before becoming lumpy, hard masses that cause discomfort for anyone taking a bowel movement or sitting down. People who have small tumors often experience bleeding after passing stools, leading to more tumors if piles are left untreated. Tumors should be treated as soon as possible to prevent growth from getting more significant.
15) Protruding Swelling – Protruding swelling can also indicate piles, but when they are during pregnancy, they will create pain in addition to bleeding and other symptoms. Piles during pregnancy are more likely to be accompanied by abdominal cramps, which makes sense because piles do create a lot of discomforts when they swell up inside the anus or rectum.
16) Fecal Incontinence – incontinence requires immediate treatment because it can create permanent damage if they are left untreated. Symptoms like fecal incontinence may also indicate tumors which will need to be treated by a specialist depending on the size.
17) Blood in Stool – Piles can cause blood in stool, especially when they reach stage three or four, where they protrude out of the anus and start bulging. Bleeding is very noticeable at this point because people will see blood on the toilet paper after taking a bowel movement, but they may also see blood on their stools before flushing them away.
Bleeding will be difficult to wipe out because piles make inflammation worse. Bleeding can cause permanent damage if left untreated. During pregnancy, bleeding will only last for a few weeks after delivering the baby.
18) Hematochezia – Hematochezia indicates that the source of the pain is hemorrhoid disease and not something more severe like colon cancer or bowel obstruction. Hematochezia is blood in the stool, which means piles have already begun protruding out of the anus and making symptoms much worse for anyone who has to take a bowel movement. Hematochezia can cause permanent damage if they are left untreated, which is why surgery should be a treatment for piles this severe.
19) Internal Hemorrhoidal Thrombosis – Internal thrombosis isn’t a symptom that a patient will typically see in the mirror because hematochezia isn’t something that can be seen from the outside.
Hematochezia from internal hemorrhoidal thrombosis means piles have burst and swollen inside of the anus to form what’s known as internal thrombosis. Hematochezia often creates pain in treatment because the piles don’t burst without an excellent reason. Surgery is a treatment for internal thrombosis, but surgery may not be an option if tumors are the source of hematochezia.
20) Prolapsed Hemorrhoids – Prolapse indicates that the source of the pain is piles or large growths from inside of the anus or rectum. Prolapse can look just like a thin piece of fleshy hemorrhoids, or during pregnancy, they will bulge tumors. Hematochezia should be treated immediately to prevent piles from getting bigger and more symptoms like bleeding and blood in stool after taking a bowel movement.
21) Internal Hemorrhoidal Tumors – Internal tumors mean the source of the pain is hemorrhoid disease and not something more severe like colon cancer or bowel obstruction. Hematochezia is blood in the stool, which means the piles have already begun protruding out of the anus and making symptoms much worse for anyone who has to take a bowel movement. Hematochezia can cause permanent damage if the piles are left untreated, but during pregnancy, they will only last for a few weeks after delivering the baby.
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