Can you actually feel something down there like lumps? Is it causing you too much discomfort? Is it painful? Can you see fresh blood on your stool? What do you actually call this medical condition? Hemorrhoids! You have hemorrhoids! But the best way to deal with it is to stay calm, educate yourself, and search for options on how to deal with it.
What are Hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are actually varicose veins, although this one is located in your anus. These are the lumps that you can feel by your bare hands when you try to reach and touch it in your anus. The occurrence of hemorrhoids is brought about by the great pressure being applied on the rectal veins. With extreme pressure, it may cause the veins to distend or swell, thus the presence of hemorrhoids.
Furthermore, it is important to note that hemorrhoids may be located internally – on the linings of the rectum – or externally – beneath the skin surrounding the anus. Internal hemorrhoids are the ones that we cannot feel unlike that of the external hemorrhoids for which we describe as lumps or piles. A pile is the common term we use as hemorrhoids is the medical term.
The Signs and Symptoms of Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids show a number of signs and symptoms. Included are the following: pain, itching, painless bleeding, and as stated above, the lumps felt on your anus. Painless bleeding is a common occurrence that is highly associated with the presence of hemorrhoids. A bright red blood may be observed on your stools or on your toilet bowl. Bright red in color indicates fresh blood. This bleeding is self-limiting. Therefore, it means that the bleeding will stop on its own after a while. Furthermore, other signs and symptoms such as pain and itching usually come together. This occurs when there is irritation on your anus and on the hemorrhoids present. However, pain can become extremely excruciating and incapacitating at some point, making you rush to your medical health practitioner immediately.
Lessen the Symptoms, Please…
There are a number of ways to help you feel comfortable despite the presence of hemorrhoids. Such means include proper hydration, exercise, and proper diet. You must therefore drink 2 to 3 liters of water every day. Furthermore, exercise can help you move your bowel regularly. And eating the right food – foods that are rich in fiber – can help you pass stools with so much ease.
Meanwhile, you may acquire medications over the counter to relieve pain and itchiness, although this is not highly recommended and must be done with great caution. It is imperative to see and talk to your medical health practitioner first.