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Hemorrhoids Symptoms

Hemorrhoids, sometimes known as piles, are enlarged and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that can cause significant discomfort and pain. They are a common condition affecting an estimated 50% of adults over 50.

External Hemorrhoids

External hemorrhoids are found under the skin surrounding the anus. They appear as small bumps or lumps and are visible to the naked eye.

Symptoms of hemorrhoids can differ slightly from person to person, depending upon their severity. External hemorrhoids symptoms tend to be more painful than those caused by internal hemorrhoids. Symptoms typically include the following:

It should be noted that hemorrhoids symptoms can be similar to other potentially serious conditions. The above symptoms can also indicate rectal prolapse, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), or anal fissures. If you have any of these symptoms, you should be examined by a physician for a proper diagnosis and treatment strategy.

Internal Hemorrhoids  

Internal hemorrhoids symptoms might not be evident if the hemorrhoids have not prolapsed. However, if they have prolapsed – swollen to the extent that they protrude from the anus – the symptoms might include the following:

The appearance of prolapsed hemorrhoids can vary depending on the severity of the condition. The hemorrhoids may only protrude slightly in mild cases and can be pushed back into the rectum. However, prolapsed hemorrhoids may remain outside the anus in more severe cases and require manual repositioning.

Thrombosed Hemorrhoids

Thrombosed hemorrhoids are a painful condition that occurs when blood vessels in the anal tissues become swollen and develop blood clots. The symptoms of thrombosed hemorrhoids can vary but include the following:

Georgia Hemorrhoid Institute: Hemorrhoid Relief in North Atlanta

At Georgia Hemorrhoid Institute, we take pride in our patient-centered approach, ensuring that each individual receives personalized care and attention. We strive to deliver compassionate, effective hemorrhoid treatment that provides dramatic symptom relief with minimal downtime.

If you struggle with symptomatic internal hemorrhoids, please don’t hesitate to contact our caring, helpful representatives to schedule an evaluation today.

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