SYMPTOMS OF A HEMORRHOID

Painful itching?  Blood in the toilet? Blood on the paper? Swelling, small poop, constipation?

Do you feel embarrassed, close to tears? Unsure?

All you want is quick relief, comfort, to feel secure, relaxed and most of all – you want your problem fixed!  Guess what? You are not alone! 

About 89% the population has experienced one or more of these classic symptoms:

  1. Pain – Irritated, tender, painful skin around the anal region is a common symptom of hemorrhoids.
  2. Bleeding – The most common symptom of hemorrhoids is blood. There can be blood in the stool, on the toilet paper or in the toilet bowl.  This can cause many people to feel totally freaked out. 
  3. Swelling – straining, either lifting or passing the bowel movement on the toilet, can often cause swelling. Local skin irritation can result in swelling of the area also. 
  4. Itchingitching in the area has many causes. It can be from foods you eat, swelling in the affected area, increase in heat or moisture, dry skin or dermatitis. 

Hemorrhoids can be completely painless at times although most people have some degree of discomfort.  In nearly every instance, external hemorrhoids can be terribly painful due to their  location outside the anus. 

Depending in your toilet habits, you can exacerbate your symptoms and cause more bleeding and itching. Excessive rubbing or cleaning of the affected area can just make it worse.

At Mountain Streams Medical Center you will find what you are looking for – a caring face and fast, in-office relief.