What are hemorrhoids? What are its symptoms?

Hemorrhoids refers to the condition where an individual suffers from enlarged or swollen veins in the lower rectum. These could be both outside or inside the anus.

Here, the most common symptoms include:

  • Rectal bleeding
  • Itching
  • Pain
  • Tissue bulging around the anus
  • Faeces spilling out or difficulty cleaning up after bowel movement

Rectal bleeding is usually the main cause for this condition although there could be other more serious causes. Therefore, if you experience rectal bleeding, consult your doctor immediately.

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