Hemorrhoid Treatment - Signs and Symptoms

Your hemorrhoid treatment will depend on what type of condition you have. There are two major types of hemorrhoids, external and internal.

External Hemorrhoids

External Hemorrhoids can be painful. They may also itch, or bleed. Sometimes a clot may form in the hemorrhoid, causing blood to build up, accompanied by severe pain, swelling, and inflammation.   For treatment options, click here.

Internal Hemorrhoids

You usually can't feel or see internal hemorrhoids. You may however, notice small amounts of bright red blood in the toilet bowel or on toilet tissue. You may also feel constipated, or an experience a feeling of fullness in your rectum, even after a bowel movement.  

Occasionally, straining can push an internal hemorrhoid through the anal opening. If a hemorrhoid remains displaced, it can cause a constant, dull ache. When irritated, it can itch or bleed. For treatment options, click here.

Other Rectal Conditions

Other rectal conditions that are commonly mistaken for hemorrhoids such as fissures, fistulas, and perirectal abscesses commonly cause pain and or bleeding. Colorectal cancer may also cause bleeding, with or without pain. If you notice any of these symptoms, you should be evaluated by a doctor. For treatment options, click here.

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