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6 Symptoms of Haemorrhoids Disease

Explore the symptoms of haemorrhoids, from bleeding to itching, and learn why prompt medical attention is essential for proper management and relief.

  • 27 Feb 2024
  • 2 min read

Haemorrhoids, commonly known as piles, can affect anyone regardless of sex, age, sex, or ethnicity. The condition occurs when the veins in the anus and rectum become inflamed and swollen. They can cause discomfort, pain, itching, and bleeding.

Haemorrhoids are primarily of two types: internal and external. Internal haemorrhoids form inside the rectum and may not show any symptoms initially. However, they can bleed or protrude through the anus, which is a condition known as prolapsed haemorrhoids. The external type forms under the skin around the anus and can be painful, itchy, and may cause swelling. They can also rupture and bleed, leading to irritation.

Let's learn about haemorrhoids disease symptoms in detail.

What are the Symptoms of Haemorrhoids?

The most visible symptoms of haemorrhoid are as follows:

  1. Rectal Bleeding: One of the primary indicators is noticing dark red blood in the toilet pot or on the toilet paper after a bowel movement. This bleeding is often painless, but you should promptly contact a healthcare professional for proper evaluation.
  1. Anal Itching: Persistent itching around the anus can be a sign of this medical condition. The discomfort often may worsen during or after bowel movements.
  1. Swelling or Lump: The development of a lump or swelling around the anus can be indicative of external haemorrhoids. 
  1. Mucous Discharge: Some individuals with haemorrhoids may experience mucous discharge. This can contribute to a feeling of incomplete bowel emptying.
  1. Protrusion During Bowel Movements: A noticeable protrusion may occur during bowel movements in individuals with prolapsed haemorrhoids. Such a protrusion may require manual reduction after the bowel movement is complete.
  1. Thrombosis: In some cases, haemorrhoids can develop into blood clots (thrombosis), causing sudden and severe pain. Such clotting may be accompanied by swelling and a bluish discolouration of the skin around the anus.

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Haemorrhoids are not a health condition to be ashamed or scared of. They are normal and common. However, they can cause discomfort, pain, and bleeding, upending daily life and activities. Getting diagnosed for it and treated for haemorrhoids is crucial. Seek experienced medical direction if you have any doubts or questions. You are not alone; many resources and support sources are available to help you cope with the condition. And while you’re at it, ensure you protect your peace of mind, health, and finances by investing in a health insurance.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult your general physician or another certified medical professional for any questions regarding a medical condition. Relying on any information provided in this blog is solely at your own risk, and ICICI Lombard is not responsible for any effects or consequences resulting from the use of the information shared.

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