and bleeding are the key symptoms of Haemorrhoids.
In addition, excessive straining, rubbing or cleaning
around the anus may cause irritation with bleeding
or itching, which may produce a vicious cycle of symptoms.
Excessive production of mucus may also cause itching.
Many anorectal problems including fissures,
fistulae, abscesses or irritation and itching have
similar symptoms and are incorrectly referred to as
The most common symptom of internal
haemorrhoids is bright red blood covering the stool,
that “splashes the toilet bowl” at the
end of the bowel movement. However, an internal haemorrhoid
may protrude through the anus as bunch of grapes and
recedes back. Sometimes the mass gets prolapsed and
protrudes always outside the anus.
Haemorrhoids are also common among
pregnant women. The pressures of the foetus in the
abdomen, as well as hormonal changes, cause the haemorrhoidal
vessels to enlarge. These vessels are also placed
under severe pressure during childbirth. For most
women, haemorrhoids are caused by pregnancy which
are temporary problem.
Symptoms of external haemorrhoids may
include painful swelling or a hard lump around the
anus that results when a blood clot forms known as
Thrombosed external haemorrhoid.