Have you been moving uncomfortably in your seat lately? Are there blood stains on areas where they are not supposed to be seen? The following is some helpful information that you need firsthand, at least before seeing your physician.
A hemorrhoid is an inflammatory condition of the veins found in the anal and rectal areas, usually caused by constipation and pregnancy.
Hemorrhoids symptoms include primary complications of the anorectal areas such as abscesses, cracking and teasing of the skin surrounding the anal canal, anomalous linking of the epithelial cell-covered area of the anal canal and the skin surrounding the rectal opening, and malignant tumor of melanocytes, which causes irritation and itching. In abscesses, there is a conglomerate of dead neutrophils (a specific type of white blood cells which are our body's defense against infection) in an enclosed space of tissue. An abscess in the anorectal area may cause the inclusion of pus in your bowel. Among hemorrhoids symptoms, it is the anal fistula which causes a cycle in the formation of pus, because these arise from anal glands which are anatomically found on the anal sphincters. The last case among the primary complications is a malignant tumor called a melanoma. This may be considered the worst of the hemorrhoid symptoms because it basically denotes a cancerous cell proliferation. Melanoma, in itself is a skin cancer and is not restricted to hemorrhoids. In this scenario, the cells containing the pigment which gives color to the skin (called melanin) grow uncontrollably.
In majority of the clinical cases, hemorrhoids symptoms subside after a short number of days after the body have adjusted to the condition which caused it.
Many people who actually experience this anorectal complication do not experience perceivable signs. This is because the hemorrhoids are also found inside the body, on areas provided by the visceral nerves. These nerves, arising from branches of the spinal cord, are only sensitive to pressure. Internal hemorrhoids usually cause painless bleeding, which the person notices in his or her stool, as stains on the toilet paper, or smears on the toilet bowl. However, some hemorrhoids symptoms, such as a protrusion, can be felt. In this case, the internal hemorrhoid projects out of the anal opening, maximizing the probability of catching microbes from the environment which causes irritation and further infection.
On the other hand, external symptoms, which are more meaningful than the aforementioned type, are exemplified by the complications caused by the blood clot formed secondary to the inflammatory. This mass, called a thrombosis, is felt as a solid lump on the anal area and usually causes great discomfort. However, they only have a minimal effect on the physiologic function of the anal sphincter. Among hemorrhoids symptoms, thrombosis is the most painful (as from an advanced stage in the pathology which is prolapse).
One must always remember that many of the hemorrhoids symptoms mentioned above are not easily detected by a person, because in the first place, we do not have the right receptors around our anal areas. Also, as hemorrhoids are not really life-threatening, these symptoms are merely indications of first-stage complications that may still develop to advanced ones, if not given proper attention. For females who still experience the menstrual cycle, it is very important to know whether the bleeding is secondary to this normal activity. If the symptoms described above are present, then it is about time to see your physician.
There are also natural remedies available that can calm and treat your hemorrhoids symptoms without the harsh side effects that some creams and ointments are known to produce and should be carefully considered as an alternative treatment.