Hemorrhoid is a disease caused by swelling of the veins in the anal canal. Veins can inflate inside the anal canal and create whats called internal hemorrhoids or they swell around the opening of the anus resulting to external hemorrhoids. Both can occur at the same time, but in normal instances, the external infection leads to the internal one
The most common signs of both internal and external hemorrhoids infection include:
- Bleeding when bowel is moving. One may see stains of bright red blood on the tissue paper after struggling to intestinal movement. It is caused by struggle as one is squeezing stool through the anal opening.
- There is itching around the anal area. This is very common especially during the first stages of infection, and it becomes intense as the disease continues to spread around the anal area
- Rectal pain is also experienced especially when cleaning the anal area. Such pain becomes intense even at the slightest touch of omnicef antibiotic.
- Difficulty in passing out stool. This may either be as a result of intense pain and itching around the anal area or bulging swollen veins with prevents smooth bowel and muscle movement.
- Leakage of feces is another common hemorroid symptom. It can happen because such infection leads to failure in the normal functioning of the muscles around the anal area.
For the internal hemorrhoid symptoms, one may see notice the following signs:
- Streaks of blood stains on tissue paper after having the normal bowel movement. You may also see blood covering the stool normally on its surface.
- Even though internal haemorrhoids are usually small-swollen veins in the wall of the anal canal, they can also emerge as large, sagging veins that swell out of the anus all the time. They can be very painful especially when the anal muscles squeeze them during the normal rhythmic contraction. This causes discomfort
- One may also have the feeling of passing out the stool again even right after the normal movement of the bowel. It is because of bulging haemorrhoid normally at the ending portion of large intestine.
- Pain. It is also very painful when the blood supply is cut off. One can also notice mucus on the tissue paper when passing out stool. An intense pain could be a show that supply of blood to the haemorrhoid is cut off normally referred to as strangulated haemorrhoid, and with this emergency treatment is required.
For the external infection, one may notice the following hemorroid symptoms:
- Irritation of the skin. On feels itchiness on the skin especially around the anal area.
- Clotting under the skin, causing a lump of clotted blood which is painful. This may be refer to as a thrombosed, or a clotted hemorrhoid.
- Difficulty in sitting. Hemorroid causes a constant, painful sensation of the anal area. This makes sitting down an activity that any infected individual may wish to avoid.
- Behaviour changes. An individual may turn strange once infected by this disease. This includes walking style and the way he or she is socialising with others.