Understanding hemorrhoids symptoms and causes Understanding hemorrhoids symptoms and causes

If you are experiencing rectal bleeding, you may have Hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids, or Piles, one of the most common causes of rectal bleeding, are swollen veins in the lowest part of your rectum and anus. According to some community based studies in the UK, it is reported that between 13% and 36% of the population are affected by hemorrhoids.

The symptoms of hemorrhoids can sometimes be startling to an individual who has never suffered them before as it is not uncommon for a bright-red, painless rectal bleeding to occur with defaecation. That said, it can be difficult for an individual to determine themselves whether it is hemorrhoids or something more serious. It is always advisable to book a consultation to discuss your symptoms and obtain guidance for the correct treatment which can include haemorrhoid medications. If an ointment is the suitable course of action, we sell Proctosedyl Ointment or Scheriproct Ointment online at our UK pharmacy. Pharmacy Planet has discreet appointments available online to discuss your symptoms with a knowledgeable and compassionate medical professional.

What are the Symptoms of Hemorrhoids?

You could by asymptomatic (without any symptoms)

  • Bright red bleeding with defaecation (you may see blood in your stool or on toilet paper after you wipe)
  • Anal itching and mucous discharge
  • Rectal fullness, discomfort or incomplete bowel movements
  • Prolapse
  • Soiling
  • Pain (rarely)
  • Thrombosed Strangulated hemorrhoids(intensely painful)

What Causes Hemorrhoids?

There are two types of hemorrhoids, external and internal. Hemorrhoids can develop a number of ways:

  • Straining during bowel movements
  • Sitting for long periods of time on the toilet
  • Chronic diarrhea or constipation
  • Being obese
  • Being pregnant
  • Bating a diet low in fibre
  • Heavy lifting

Haemorrhoids are rarely dangerous, but on occasion can be. If you are experiencing excessive pain in your anus, you are advised to contact 999 immediately. Haemorrhoids are not always the reason for anal discomfort, mucous discharge and/or rectal bleeding. There are many possible causes including auto-immune disorders such as Crohn’s disease, anal fissures or fistulas, rectal prolapse, thread worms and some types of cancers. If you are experiencing Haemorrhoid symptoms, you can visit our website for further guidance and consultation or to purchase haemorrhoid medications such as Proctosedyl Ointment or Scheriproct Ointment online in the UK.