Hemorrhoids: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

  • Drink plenty of fluids, at least eight glasses per day
  • Eat a high-fibre diet of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
  • Consider fibre supplements
  • Use stool softeners to prevent straining
  • Eat healthy and maintain a healthy weight
  • Do regular exercise

Watch Out

  • Blood on toilet tissue, stool, or in the toilet bowl
  • Weakness and pale skin

When to See Doctor

Consult a doctor if you experience symptoms like
  • A lump or bulge that is not tender and does not go away develops at the anal opening
  • Rectal bleeding occurs that is not associated with trying to pass stools
  • Severe constipation or severe diarrhoea with pain
  • Any unusual material seeps from the anus
  • You have a fever along with bloody stools or what you think may be haemorrhoids
  • Pain or swelling is severe

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