The veins may become very large, itchy, painful and bleed from time to time. In some cases passing stools will be very painful and further bleeding may occur. Haemorrhoids are sometimes described as varicose veins.
Haemorrhoids may be present internally, externally or both.
What causes haemorrhoids?
The possible cause of haemorrhoids could be:
How to know if you have haemorrhoids
In general the signs and symptoms of haemorrhoids may include:
However once you have the correct diagnosis there are many treatments available which should improve, or maybe cure, your haemorrhoids. Certainly a good diet is a must.
For your medical professional to confirm that you have haemorrhoids he or she will need to carry out a physical examination. This should be relatively painless but of course it will depend how bad the haemorrhoids are. It will be better if you seek an early diagnosis before the problem worsens.
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