Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the rectal and anal area. They can be categorized into four stages based on their severity.
A Stage 3 hemorrhoid is a condition where the hemorrhoid has prolapsed, which means it has fallen from its normal position and is now hanging outside the anus. In this stage, the hemorrhoid may need to be manually pushed back into place. The hemorrhoid may also bleed and cause discomfort and pain.
Other symptoms of Stage 3 hemorrhoids may include:
- Discomfort or pain during bowel movements
- Itching or irritation around the anus
- Swelling around the anus
- Mucus discharge from the anus
It is important to consult a healthcare professional if you suspect you have hemorrhoids, especially if they are causing significant discomfort or bleeding. There are various treatment options available depending on the severity of the hemorrhoid, including lifestyle changes, over-the-counter medications, and surgical procedures.