If you ask people what are the hemorrhoid symptoms, they first and foremost commonly say that it is painful. Unfortunately, most people only know this and the truth of the matter is there is more to that than just experiencing pain.
First off, it is important to note that there are actually two types of hemorrhoids, the external and the internal kind. Internal isn't necessarily painful and if you don't know other symptoms, you will not really know that you are actually suffering from this type of condition. Once you get to know this however, you can now easily understand and identify various treatments that are available to you.
Internal hemorrhoid indicates that the swelling is occurring inside your anus. It means that the veins around the anus have become inflamed. Internal hemorrhoid symptoms include rectal or anal bleeding during moving bowels. There is also anal aching and a little bit of discomfort when sitting down for long periods. Your anal will also have a feeling of fullness even after having defecated.
Internal hemorrhoid symptoms also include a dull ache in the anal region as long as the affected vein has not begun to protrude outside the anal opening. If it does get out, it would mean that the pain is much sharper and stronger. Itching is also present around the anal opening and usually occurs after bowel movement and continues for several hours after. The colors of these bulges are typically pink or red. Knowing this is important because it helps you know what type of condition you are suffering from.
External hemorrhoid symptoms on the other hand occur when the group of veins near or around the anus become swollen and enlarged due to increased pressure. They are also commonly referred to as piles. The usual cause of this type of condition is when you are trying to move your stool and yet you are having a hard time doing it making making you exert a lot of effort resulting to too much strain to your anal region. Other causes can include old age, pregnancy, obesity and anal intercourse among others.
Some of the hemorrhoid symptoms that suggest that you are having the external condition are bleeding while having a bowel movement, lots of anal itching that just doesn't give you relief even if you try to scratch it, and the deep pain and ache that occur in the anal area. Sometimes a hard lump can be found around the anus which is a result of a blood clot.