Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swollen veins in the lower rectum and anus. They occur from straining during bowel movements or increased pressure on the veins such as in pregnant women or people with obesity. Hemorrhoids may occur inside the rectum or under the skin surrounding the anus. It is not uncommon for a blood clot to form in some cases. Hemorrhoids are not considered to be dangerous; however, they may need to be drained due to extreme pain. Symptoms and natural home treatments are provided below.
10. Signs And Symptoms Of Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoid symptoms are unique to the individual. Common signs and symptoms may include a lump near the anus, which may or may not be sensitive or painful to the touch. Pain, itching, or swelling near the anus may also be a sign of hemorrhoids. In some cases, painless bleeding during bowel movements may occur in which there is bright red blood present on the toilet paper or in the toilet after using the bathroom.