Hemorrhoids Symptoms & Types

5 Symptoms of Piles (Hemorrhoids):

5 Types of Piles (Hemorrhoids):

4 Stages Of Piles (Hemorrhoids)

Stage 1: First-degree piles

In this initial stage, the hemorrhoids are small and typically remain inside the anus. They may cause minor discomfort, itching, or bleeding during bowel movements. At this point, they are less likely to be visible externally.

Stage 2: Second-degree piles

During the second stage, the hemorrhoids may prolapse (protrude) outside the anus while passing stools or during physical exertion. However, they usually retract back inside the anus on their own after bowel movements. This stage may involve more pronounced symptoms, such as itching, pain, and bleeding.

Stage 3: Third-degree piles

In the third stage, the hemorrhoids prolapse outside the anus, but they do not retract on their own. Manual pushing or repositioning is required to return them inside the rectum. Symptoms can be more severe at this stage, including pain, bleeding, and discomfort during bowel movements.

Stage 4: Fourth-degree piles

This is the most advanced stage of piles. In fourth-degree piles, the hemorrhoids remain prolapsed outside the anus and cannot be manually pushed back in. The condition can cause persistent pain, bleeding, and difficulty in maintaining proper hygiene. At this stage, there is an increased risk of complications, such as thrombosis (blood clots within the hemorrhoids) and strangulation (when the blood supply to the hemorrhoids is cut off).

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