How would you know if you had hemorrhoids?

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You might experience bleeding which occurs with defecation, and is bright red. It can vary from streaks on the toilet paper to blood dripping into the toilet. Blood may be seen on the outside of the stool but is not mixed in with the stool.

Anal itching and irritation is another symptom which result from chronic mucus discharge irritating the perianal skin. You may also experience a sense of rectal fullness or discomfort which happens when prolapse occurs with bowel movement.

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  • Dr Frank answered 5 years ago
    There are 2 types internal and external. The external haemorrhoids are easy you can basically see them as purple swellings. Internal piles are more difficult they may present with anal pain if they thrombose, or with bleeding.

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  • angeleyes answered 5 years ago
    You would have a sore, tender & itchy bottom
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  • ginger answered 5 years ago
    Oh, you would know......
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  • boycie answered 5 years ago
    if u had trouble sitting down to type out this question, then you'll know!
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  • gangadharan nair answered 5 years ago
    Hemorrhoids are dilated, twisted (varicose) veins located in the wall of the rectum and anus.
    Symptoms of hemorrhoids include:
    * Anal itching
    * Anal ache or pain, especially while sitting
    * Bright red blood on toilet tissue, stool, or in the toilet bowl
    * Pain during bowel movements
    * One or more hard tender lumps near the anus

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