The Symptoms of PilesSometimes the symptoms of piles can pass quickly with minor inconvenience and only mild discomfort. Other people may have a much harder time of it, and these hemorrhoids can really interfere with life. The usual pile symptoms include;
- Itching in the anal/rectal area
- Fresh blood on toilet paper (if the blood is a darker color then this could indicate a problem higher up in the bowel). People might also notice stained underwear or even blood dripping when they try to pass a bowel motion.
- There may be a lump in the anal area if the hemorrhoid has prolapsed. Sometimes a prolapsed hemorrhoid can be eased back under the skin, but other times it becomes stuck and this will increase the symptoms.
- Individuals may find it hard to get comfortable in any condition because of pain and discomfort
How to Deal with PilesThere are a number of options for people who have to deal with the symptoms of piles. It is recommended that people speak to their doctors about the problem but there are some home treatments that might help.
- Many people how have needed to deal with piles have found that sitting in a warm bath can provide some relief which lasts for an hour or two afterwards.
- Most chemists will have a selection of creams that can be used to help ease the symptoms of hemorrhoids.
- It is important to not spend too much time sitting or standing; this can exacerbate symptoms.
- Eating more fiber and drinking plenty of fluids can make help people cope better with the discomfort caused when passing a stool.
The symptoms of piles can be hard to deal with. Most people will be able to deal with the problem without too much hardship, but all rectal bleeding should be investigated by a doctor to rule out more serious complaints.