First of all we need to know what hemorrhoids are. Also known as piles, they are enlarged, swollen veins located around the anus or in the lower rectum. They are divided into two groups: internal and external. Internal ones are inside the lower rectum and rarely cause discomfort or pain, but if strained or irritated may cause bleeding, pain and can prolapse. External ones form under the skin on or around the anal area. They can cause discomfort, itching, pain or a burning sensation.

With that in mind, here are the symptoms for each of them:


As mentioned internal hemorrhoids generally don’t cause pain and are harder to detect on your own, so here are the noticeable signs and symptoms to look out for:


  • Bright red blood after wiping or in the feces.
  • Itching.
  • A feeling of having a foreign body or lump around the anus, prolapsing.
  • Mucal or fecal discharge in your underwear.
  • Feeling like you haven’t fully released the bowels.

An internal hemorrhoid cannot be seen unless it prolapses and has these characteristics: soft and rubbery touch, around the size of a grape, skin-colored or reddish and can usually be pushed into the anus.

External hemorrhoids are easier to notice, as they are prominent swellings on or around the anus. They have the same characteristics as internal ones, except they cannot be pushed back. Here are the symptoms associated with external piles:

  • Bright-colored bleeding during and after defecation.
  • Lumps around the anus.
  • Difficult and/or painful defecation.
  • Feeling like you haven’t fully released the bowels.
  • Mucal or fecal discharge in your underwear.

If a darker shade of blood is present, please immediately consult a doctor.

We hope this article has been helpful! If you’ve shown any of these symptoms, please don’t wait to act, as the problem can only worsen. We recommend trying either the Hemorrel Ointment or Intra. We’ve created our formula with the sole purpose of combating hemorrhoids. We use only 100% natural ingredients with zero side-effects. Also suitable during pregnancy and lactation. Find out more by clicking on the highlighted names!

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