Hemorrhoid’s are also known as Piles. In their normal state, hemorrhoids are cushions that help with stool control. They become a disease when swollen or inflamed. Hemorrhoids are classified into two groups:
- Internal Hemorrhoids
They present with painless, bright red rectal bleeding.
- External Hemorrhoids
They are usually painful when thrombosed and look rather frightening, turning purple or blue, and could possibly bleed. Despite their appearance, thrombosed hemorrhoids are usually not serious but can be painful. They will resolve themselves in a couple of weeks.