Patient Comments: Hemorrhoids - Symptoms

What symptoms and signs did you experience with hemorrhoids?

Comment from: RE12, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: August 17

The worst symptom I seem to experience is anal itching. I generally use Vaseline or lanolin as a skin protectant as this seems to help a bit when the hemorrhoids flare. I've found that prep-H does nothing but make the itching worse. I've read that Desitin helps shrink the tissue. Has anyone ever tried Hesperidin or Butcher's Broom?

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Comment from: Geraldine Guttierez, Female Published: June 10

The first thing that you can look for is bright red blood. It is most often found of toilet paper when wiping after passing stool. This is an indicator that you have internal hemorrhoids.

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Comment from: roscha, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 11

I had bleeding and protruding tissue/vessels with my hemorrhoids. I also experienced severe itching and shooting pains.

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Comment from: Shane, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: March 24

My anus itched after having anal sex for the first time and I noticed painful bowl movements that had a very bright red blood with them. I then noticed a pain near my anus on what seemed like a skin tag while scrubbing in the shower and looked at it with a hand held mirror. There was a small skin tag along with some swelling on my anus with what looked like small sores that were somewhat painful but not very noticeable. I hope this helps with anyone else that might have the same problem, this website really helped me.

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Comment from: Anne, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 18

I went to my doctor who examined me and said I have hemorrhoids but I have this weird like a pulse that keeps twitching constantly I have tried creams etc but nothing seems to help, has anybody else experienced this. Thank you for reading this.

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Comment from: Rojo1, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 09

I have never had hemorrhoids before in my life. Now I have been suffering for a month. I have had some good days but they are far and few between. I have tried creams, wipes and hot baths to no avail. I will try the Desitin and see if that works. I have no health insurance so going to the doctor is out for now, since I just started working 3 weeks ago from being out of work for 6 months. I am going bonkers and I work at a desk all day. This is so embarrassing, there are days that I can barely walk I have so much pain.

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Comment from: Lonah, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 24

I've been found with a hemorrhoid when I was 19 and that was last year. I hadn't become pregnant or had sex. I did go to see the doctor. It's an external beside the anus. There was bleeding at the beginning then it's gone for a long time. I'm now feeling it again, with a little bit of bleeding during bowel movements. I also take a lot of time to sit on the toilet. A little feeling of pain just after going.

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