• Piles (Hemorrhoids) Symptoms


Signs and symptoms of Piles generally comprise of:

  • Bleeding during bowel movements in the form of bright red blood seen on the toilet bowl, or stools streaked with bright red blood
  • Itching or irritation in the anal region
  • Pain in rectum or discomfort. The pain may exacerbate while cleaning the anal area.
  • Swelling around the anus
  • Lump near the anus which may be due to formation of clots - thrombosed hemorrhoids
  • Leaking of stools is also one of the symptoms of Piles.
  • Straining can push out an internal hemorrhoid through the anal opening. Such a protruding or prolapsed hemorrhoid can cause pain and irritation.
  • External hemorrhoids can itch or bleed when irritated.
  • Blood may collect in an external hemorrhoid and form a clot or thrombus leading to severe pain, swelling and inflammation.