Haemorrhoids often do not cause symptoms for quite some time. Later, however, after defecation, the dilated veins may bleed, drawing a streak of blood on the stool or toilet paper. The bleeding is not painful, the amount is usually small.
At a more advanced stage, protrusion of the hemorrhoidal nodules can also be observed around the anus. The pain usually occurs when defecating, but it does not disappear completely afterwards, an uncomfortable, straining, stinging feeling may remain, which can also be a problem when sitting. The surface of the nodule on the outside may rub and become a wound and produces discharge.
However, it is important to point out that these symptoms can also be caused by other rectal diseases (inflammation, rectal polyps and fistulas, etc.), therefore it is recommended to consult a proctologist as soon as possible.