Hemorrhoid Discomfort and Pain

A hemorrhoid is one of the most uncomfortable medical issues that most people will experience at some point in their lives. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in your rectum and anus, and they can be caused by a variety of factors. Straining during a bowel movement, for example, can cause the veins to swell with blood. In fact, just sitting on the toilet for prolonged periods could be enough to cause a hemorrhoid.

There are two types of hemorrhoids that may form. If the tissue swells inside your rectum, you will experience internal hemorrhoids. An external hemorrhoid forms when the skin around your anus swells. In either case, you are likely to experience uncomfortable and possibly painful symptoms. It’s important to understand how to properly manage and treat the symptoms of a hemorrhoid so you can get relief as soon as possible.

Relief from Hemorrhoid Symptoms

HemorrhoidIn general, a hemorrhoid is not serious, but the pain can make it feel like it is. A medical professional can confirm a diagnosis of hemorrhoids and recommend the most effective treatment options.

To the right are hemorrhoid symptoms pictures. Below are some of the common symptoms you may experience if you’re suffering from hemorrhoids:

  • Noticeable swelling around your anus
  • Discomfort and irritation around your anus
  • Blood during bowel movements
  • A painful lump in or around your anus

Bleeding is more likely with internal hemorrhoids, while pain is more likely with external swelling. Depending on the severity of your hemorrhoid problem, the medical professional you see may recommend several treatment options. You may only need a simple remedy, such as a topical medication, stool softener, antibiotics, or pain medication. In more serious cases, however, surgery may be needed.

Don’t suffer with the pain and discomfort of hemorrhoids. Get medical attention today at your local FastMed Urgent Care. Our medical professionals can properly diagnose a hemorrhoid and help you get relief. We can also determine if your symptoms may be a sign of a more serious medical condition, such as a colon polyp or inflammatory bowel disease. If you need to see a specialist, we’ll schedule the appointment for you and forward all your digital medical records.

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