The symptoms you experience will vary, some folks will have a series of symptoms (which I explain shortly) and others will have just the one. I want to emphasize before we jump into it, how critical it is to know what each symptom means in your case.
It's also good to be aware that symptoms can be equivocal, as you will see in a short while.
While the feeling of constipation is a symptom of hemorrhoids it may just convey that you have an imbalanced diet. And not all bodies can break down the same foods. Is your stomach sensitive to specific types of foods? Now the familiar symptom - anal discharge of blood - is one that zones in on the problem at hand. If you see blood in the lavatory you know you have piles.
See below, the most common haemorrhoidal symptoms:
2. The sensation of a close open fire.
3. Plainly pain.
4. Anal discharge of mucus or blood.
5. The sensation of wide stools, otherwise known as constipation
6. Bulging - maybe in the style of a lump around the anus.
8. General irritation.
So what are internal hemorrhoids? This is the designation used when varicose veins stick out into the anal canal, but that stay within the rectum. This is referred to as internal haemorrhoids.
Often, you won't be aware that you have an internal hemorrhoid. Knowing the various piles symptoms will put you in the best position to know whether there is a concern. But you won't be able to feel or see the hemorrhoid itself.
Initially, internal piles are not irritable and painful. Internal piles can alter, however, when there is friction of any kind on the sensitve veins. This, of course, is when you become aware.
Blood may start appearing once friction develops. You'll often find this out after you have been to the lavatory, and this is a regular way that people discover they have haemorrhoids.
If internal piles are left untreated the case may intensify to external piles - when the vein becomes visible without contacting the infected area. While this is the definition of external hemorrhoids it can also be referred to as prolapse, and this is when it becomes not just irritating, but painful.
And bleeding is especially not uncommon in this scenario.
If you thought that a little rubbing was painful there is one other level to hemorrhoids that's in an altogether different ball park. That level is known as having a thrombosed external hemorrhoid (blood clot) - the very definition of pain.
Piles symptoms are separated up into grades. This makes it possible to see what you should do next. As with many health conditions it's often not simply a question of whether you have it or not – after all, you can have a 'good' cold and a 'bad' cold. Through coupling the grades with your personal case you'll be aware as to what you have to do next.
This gives you the peace of mind so you're in control of the situation - a lot of stress can be cured on simply understanding the situation you are in.
If you can muster the muscle to go and see your GP (highly recommended) she or he will reach a conclusion after using a proctoscope to scrutinise your condition. Namely:
- How dangerous your case is
- The kind of piles you have - internal or external
- Finally, to fathom if an operation will be needed
GRADES/SYMPTOMS OF HAEMORRHOIDS
- 1st Degree:
Internal Piles –
First stages of hemorrhoids - many people will be unaware they have got hemorrhoids
- Second Degree:
mild External Piles –
Sticks out when under strain and disappears at rest
- 3rd Degree:
External Piles –
Juts itself out but still possible to feed back into the anal passage
- Fourth Degree:
Severe External Piles –
Invariably sticks out and appears to have lost it's elasticity
In the end...
Symptoms depend on the individual entirely. Hemorrhoids cannot be determined by one or two symptoms in many cases.
Are you in a lot of pain right now? If so you could have a thrombosed external hemorrhoid. Thrombosis is dangerous and you don't want to hang around before mending them.
Better being safe rather than regretful. A thrombosed external hemorrhoid is a severe case of hemorrhoids and to be quite candid, if you experienced one of these you most certainly wouldn't be surfing the net.
Don't be too alarmed is you think your case maybe serious, there are always people worse off than you in this world.