Hemroids Symptoms

Hemroids is also identified as piles caused due to the swelling of rectum veins. It can be detained in any kind of person. These are swellings or lumps that grow inside the anus walls and around the anus opening. It is very widespread - over 50% of people suffer from this disease. Hemroids attacks the anal and lower rectal areas of our bodies.
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External Hemroids

External Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are a very common - and irritating - condition. Many small veins surround the anus and the rectum. There are two classifications for these veins - the internal hemorrhoidal veins and the external hemorrhoidal veins. When the internal hemorrhoidal veins become swollen, inflamed or otherwise abnormally dilated, they result in internal hemorrhoids.

External Hemorrhoids Overview

Of the two types of hemorrhoids, external hemorrhoids are the easiest to spot and to diagnose. This is because they are quite obvious when compared to their internal counterparts. External hemorrhoids, as their name suggests, are the ones that happen outside of the rectum. They occur just beneath the skin around the anus and can often be easily felt and observed. When people think of hemorrhoids, this is the type that usually comes first to mind.

Signs and Symptoms of External Hemorrhoids

While internal hemorrhoids are usually not painful at all, external hemorrhoids can be extremely painful. This is because they are usually the result of far greater pressure, and because they are exposed to friction and other things that can greatly exacerbate them. Sometimes, just sitting down a certain way can cause the pain from external hemorrhoids to flare up. Therefore, usually the first sign someone has that something is amiss is pain in the rectal region.

Bleeding is also very common with external hemorrhoids. Although a person usually feels the lump or lumps of external hemorrhoids first, they will usually also notice bright red blood when having bowel movements. This bleeding happens when excessive straining and/or pushing squeezes the hemorrhoids. The blood may be apparent on the toilet paper, floating around in the toilet bowl or on the stool itself.

Anal itching is also very common with external hemorrhoids. Usually, it is caused by the draining of mucus from the anus, or from the leaking of fecal matter. This happens because the external hemorrhoids may cause the anus to be unable to seal completely. The mucus or fecal matter then irritates the sensitive tissue in this region of the body.

Finally, the actual presence of lumps is one of the most obvious signs of external hemorrhoids. These lumps may be quite small and rather like a bumpy rash. Many times, though, they are pea shaped or larger and very apparent.

Causes Of External Hemorrhoids

Many different factors and conditions can cause external hemorrhoids. Certain lifestyles and habits can increase the likelihood of this pesky problem. Here is a list of a few of the most common causes.

Excessive straining when having a bowel movement
Sitting for an unusually long period of time when trying to move the bowels
Trying to rush the process of having a bowel movement, added increased pressure
Pregnancy - added weight, as well as the pushing during labor
Obesity - additional pounds add pressure to the veins in the anal and rectal region
Aging - general and normal degeneration of muscle and tissue
Cirrhosis
Chronic constipation and/or diarrhea
A high fat, low fiber diet

If you are experiencing external hemorrhoids, examine your lifestyle and dietary habits and make any necessary changes. For extreme cases or major discomfort, please consult your doctor.