Hemorrhoids are common health condition caused by swollen veins in the rectum and anus which may result in pain, itching, and bleeding. Hemorrhoids can occur inside the rectum as internal hemorrhoids or outside the rectum as external hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids can also be classified as either symptomatic or asymptomatic. Symptomatic hemorrhoids are those that cause symptoms, such as pain, bleeding, and itching, whereas asymptomatic hemorrhoids do not cause any symptoms. In this article we’ll cover 10 common signs of symptomatic hemorrhoids.
1. Anal Itching
There are several reasons why hemorrhoids can cause anal itching. One reason is that the inflammation and swelling of the hemorrhoids can put pressure on the nerves in this area, which can lead to itching. Additionally, when blood collects in the veins of the hemorrhoid, it can cause irritation and itchiness. Finally, if a hemorrhoid protrudes from the anus, it can rub against clothing or other objects and cause discomfort and itching.