How to tell if you have hemmroids

Many people suffer with hemmroids and it is more common than expected as over half of the US population will experience this condition at some time throughout their life.  If you have just typed in the phrase “how to tell if you have hemmroids” in to your search engine then the likely hood is that you have not had them before or aren’t 100 percent sure that this is the same as a previous occurrence of the disease.  Either way you should be making an appointment with doctor or other medical professional to confirm your suspicions.    

If you do have them then you are probably experience some of the following symptoms which are common among hemmroid sufferers.  These can be severe itchiness, swollen lumps around the anus area, shooting pains around the affected area and possibly bleeding.  If you have seen blood then it may have been after a bowel movement, leaving blood in the pan, or perhaps on the toilet tissue after wiping.  These are typical signs that you may have hemmroids but they can also be associated with other diseases, for example bleeding from the anus area maybe a result of cancer so it’s important to get this eliminated by a doctor.

Hemmroids can form both inside and outside of the rectum and the bleeding is more common with the internal kind.  External hemmroids may cause you to start feeling lumps around the anal sphincter and both types are a result of swollen and inflamed veins.  The cause of these swellings and inflammations is not 100% known but we do know that certain things contribute towards them happening, such things can be obesity, pregnancy or straining during bowel movements.  When a hemmroid becomes thrombosed it means it has become strangulated which can be very painful and in escalate the symptoms causing severe discomfort.  If they are internal and become prolapsed then this means they will protrude from the anus and be visible from the outside.  Prolapsed hemmroids are but into grades between 2 and 4.  Grade 2 means that they will return to their original position without any need for intervention, a grade 3 situation means that you can manually assist to make them retract.  A grade 4 means treatment is needed in the form of surgery to rectify the problem.

If you do have hemmroids then the first objective is to contact a doctor to get a professional clarification.  After this has been done a treatment plan can follow to cure ailment of which various options are available.

For further reading about hemmroids the following links maybe of interest.

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