Itching, pain in your anal region, difficulties in pooping - these are just some of the signs and symptoms of swollen and inflamed hemorrhoids.
Let’s get this clear, hemorrhoids refer to the veins in your anal canal. Everyone has them. However, they only become a problem when they are acting up. There are several triggers which can cause hemorrhoids to flare up such as constipation, heavy lifting and pregnancy.
There are two types of hemorrhoids, internal hemorrhoids and external hemorrhoids. While they are rarely serious conditions, they can be really uncomfortable and painful.
Symptoms Of Hemorrhoids
How will you know if you have hemorrhoids? Here are the signs and symptoms.
Hard Lump Around The Anus
You might feel a painful large bump around your anal region. In some cases, external hemorrhoids might even have “thrombosis” or a blood clot inside of them. This often appears after repeated straining during bowel movements. More often than not, it can be very painful.
2.Swelling And Itchiness
External hemorrhoids are uncomfortable because they are often accompanied with swelling and itchiness. In extreme cases, external hemorrhoids can cause difficulties in walking.
Internal hemorrhoids are a bit trickier to spot because the symptoms are not as obvious. A common symptom is bright red blood on toilet paper after a bowel movement. However, this could also mean something else.
If you are suffering these symptoms along with other symptoms such as weight loss and fever, it is best to get in touch with a medical professional who can properly assess the problem.
Sitz Bath For Hemorrhoids
The good news? Dealing with hemorrhoids is not as difficult as it seems. Over-the-counter creams and ointments are easily available in drugstores. A sitz bath can also help you feel better!
What is a sitz bath, you ask? It’s an all-natural method of “bathing” sensitive areas to help provide relief. It’s quite inexpensive and easy to do. All you need is a basin that fits your toilet and warm water.
If you want to make your sitz bath even better, you can add Better Bath Better Body’s special Sitz Bath Soak Epsom salt blend. It is enhanced with essential oils that can help provide relief for hemorrhoid itching, burning and swelling. It is made from all-natural ingredients sourced from their direct origins worldwide, so you don’t have to worry about harmful chemical and synthetic substances.
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