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first aid


Hemorrhoids are swollen varicose or piles in the anal area. It is painful when the body part is slipping or falling down from its usual position ( prolapsed ) and thrombosed. It bleeds when passing stools in the rectum that maybe a symptoms of serious disease like cancer of the rectum and colon.

What are the symptoms of Hemorrhoids?

  • Bleeding of rectum colored bright red blood after passing hard stools.

  • Prolapsed Hemorrhoids – Soft lump or cluster of lumps around the anus. Lumps are abnormal mass or swelling parts with indefinite size and shape.

  • Slimy mucus discharge from the anus

  • Anal itch.

Common Causes:

  • Increased pressure on the anal and rectal veins due to persistent constipation and straining when passing stool.

  • Pregnancy

  • Portal hypertension

Prevention Tips:

  • Drink plenty of fluids

  • Take high Fiber for diet. Eat foods w/high fiber like cereals, vegetables, fruits.

  • Do regular exrcises

  • Establish a regular bowel habit.

  • Do not sit or bear down when sitting on the toilet.

  • Take warm sitz baths. Soaking in hip level warmwater for 10 – 20 mins

  • Consult a doctor if you have anal bleeding